In terms of technical features, little else has changed between the two models, iFixit noted. For example, the console teardown revealed that Sony stuck with many of the same chip manufacturers in the PS3 Slim that it worked with for the original model.
The HDD is easy to swap
A 120GB, 5400rpm Toshiba Sata hard drive is installed into the PS3 Slim, but Sony installed its own AV multi-out controller. The electronics giant turned to Marvell for the redesigned console’s Ethernet controller and to Panasonic for the PS3's HDMI controller.
The motherboard in all its glory
Most gamers probably aren’t planning on taking their PS3 Slims to pieces, so if aesthetics are more your thing then it’s worth noting that iFixit also concluded that the console’s plastic body is rigid and of high quality.
The revamped Cell CPU
However, if you are thinking of dismantling your PS3 Slim, then iFixit has helpfully laid out the entire process online. ®
PS3 Slim unscrewed
Fix it yourself and new PS3 Slim
This site is awesome. I also found a site that actually sells the new PS3 and has Console Mods and repair parts. www.channelgoods.com
No modchip, no success. Plain and simple, Sony you have screwed up again if this is so. No one wants a console where you have to buy every game, else you'll end up with a expensive unit with three or four games over its whole lifetime. It makes it too painful to purchase anything for the machine.
If a console has modchip and hacking scene then buying the exceptional games and those that take your fancy, is much easier then for a console with no aura.
PS3 slim's low power consumption is truly amazing:
there is no such thing as lossless when converting from analogue to digital and back again. lossless only applies in the digital domain and is even then not truly lossless when the storage medium is optical. you're talking in absolutes which don't exist. ac as obviously this will upset the anti hi-fi zealots.
personally i couldn't give a shit. if it sounds good to you, hook it up whichever way you please.
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No cabling is identical (HDMI), it's just assinging who does the decode, the PS3 or the amp, either way it stays in the digital domain, and is totally lossless. I know loads of people make a huge deal about, but all that does it higlight how little they know about what they are shouting about.
At the end of the day, it's inconsequental which does the decoding. The PS3 is more futureproof and better at decoding, the amps have little lights that tell you what codec it is.