PlayStation 3 console is the latest generation of PlayStation series that launched by Sony Entertainment. You know, PlayStation 3 has been changed a lot compare to PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2. It is integrated with build in hard disk that allow you to save the game data, music files, photo files into the hard disk.
It is also the only game console that able to act as Blu-Ray disc player in the market now. What is a Blu-Ray Disc player? It is similar to the DVD players that most of us know, just that it use to run Blu-Ray disc.
A piece of Blu-Ray disc can save data up to 54 Gigs whereby normal double layer DVD disc can only save data up to 9 Gigs.
In shorts, by having more storage space in the Blu-Ray disc, it can carry 6 times more data than the DVD we use now; which able to contribute high definition effects to the TV pictures that shown on the screen.
You can use the playstation 4 game console to watch HD movies if you want to
Before that, you need to have a set of HDTV (either plasma TV or LCD flat screen TV will do, just that LCD is better for your health since it do not spread any radiation effects )and HDMI Cable (High Definition Multimedia Interface) to connect from your PlayStation 3 to your High Definition TV in order to have these HD effects.
Let me explain in a bit more here
HD means “high definition”. You know, our TV screen picture is build up by lot of small pixels just like our PC screen. If the TV screen picture is build up by more pixels, the picture will become more clear and sharp; and more pixels will required more storage space that pictures produce by Blu-Ray Disc will be much higher quality compare to DVD disc, because it has more storage space to carry more pixels.
HDTV able to shown all the small pixels in the TV screen and you need HDMI cable to transmit large volume of pixels from your PlayStation 3 to your HDTV to give you HD effects. Are you getting more clear now?
You might also want to increase your movie or gaming experience by attached a home theater system to your HDTV to enhance the audio effects which can up to 7.1 channels.
You shall buy Pioneer brands seem they are so popular in the market for the high quality sound that they are able to produce.
Which model you shall buy? Of course, higher price contribute higher sound quality. You just need to justify between quality and budget by yourself
Beside Blu-Ray disc player, you can use some model of the PlayStation 3 to play majority of the PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2 games.
Why I say some model? There are 4 models of PlayStation 3 which can commonly get in the market :-
1. 20GB Console – have the least hard disk space and unable to connect your PlayStation 3 to internet.
However, it is integrate with Emotion Engine that allow you to play majority of the PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2 games.
2. 40GB Console & 80 GB Console – can allow your PlayStation 3 online but unable to play majority of the PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2 games
3. 60 GB console that allow you to play majority of the PS1 and PS2 games and even online games.
It is better to get 60GB console if this is your first PlayStation console since there are also quite a few of nice PS1 and PS2 games that worth to play.
Besides, it allow you to play online PlayStation games. In fact, the major selling point of PlayStation 3 games are online games that allow you to battle with other hardcore gamers from worldwide.
You will not getting bored with a single game since your opponent have turn into smart humans; and game developers are happy as well since they just need to maintain their game server and no need to worry the pirated copy of the PS3 games to exist.