20gb or 60gb ???

metin

Active Member
Hello,

Just going thru the asking questions phase before splashing the cash! I am very new to gaming and It looks like the PS3 is the one, instead of waiting for UK launch I find myself itching to buy one NOW !!!! can you tell me if there is a big diff between 20 or 60 gig version, what are the pros and cons?

also, will this machine be user friendly ? with 5.1 audio, online gaming etc....

very sorry If I am asking questions already answered:(

any help would be great:smashin:

Thanks
Metin.
 

Brad182

Active Member
60 GB has Wi-Fi and a Card Reader built in which the 20gb Doesn't have, Both Have Internetcapabilities though. Im Sure other people here will answer in more detail but thats the basics,

Do a search mate Im sure you'll find the info you need! :thumbsup:
 
Hello,

also, will this machine be user friendly ? with 5.1 audio, online gaming etc....

Thanks
Metin.

yes, yes, and yes

I would get the 60gig version as it gives more room for music, videos, demo's

Blu Ray is 7.1 if you need it.
 

metin

Active Member
60 GB has Wi-Fi and a Card Reader built in which the 20gb Doesn't have, Both Have Internetcapabilities though. Im Sure other people here will answer in more detail but thats the basics,

Do a search mate Im sure you'll find the info you need! :thumbsup:

what can I do with wi-fi ??? once sorry for asking dumb questions.:mad:
 
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Deleted member 92943

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I guess it depends on how much the card reader and wifi means to you? If they are not iportnat, i would get the 20GB version and spend the money towards getting like a 120GB Hard Drive to replace the 20gb one. But that's only really if you are going to install Linux and use it like a Computer
 

lisbonlion

Well-known Member
i got a 20gb version since i was going to upgrade the hard drive anyway, the wifi would be good but i can just add a faster bridge than the internal card or used a wired connection, im sure sony will release a usb wifi device at some point anyway. It is all down to personal preference, if you intend to upgrade the hard drive and are not bothered about the card reader i'd say go for the 20gb and use the money you save for a game, a bigger hard drive and an ethernet bridge.
 

supermackem

Active Member
I went 20g as well no need for wifi as i dont like it for online gameing anyway ethernet is the only way to go, plus i have no psp and dont plan on buying one either. I dont use anyform of flash media so dont need the card reader if i do down the line a usb one will be no more than a few quid. With the money saved i bought games movies and a hdd.:D
 

psikey

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Bought a 20GB one and upgraded to 120GB drive. Using the 20GB in a pocket USB housing so nothing wasted :thumbsup:

Also think I prefer it all black whereas the 60GB has the Chrome bits.
 
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hey69

Guest
i think if you do not need WIFI acces, a 20gb is perfect. with the price differnce you can buy a 100g harddrive and replace your 20g .

selamlar

hey69
 
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TLT

Guest
The thing is that there should be no difference really cause yes the 60GB does have the slots and wi-fi but to be honest all you have to do is plug the LAN cable in and there's your internet. Then just plug in a usb multi slot hub and theres your slots.

Its just a lazy way to have a 60GB lol:boring:

But it's up to your prefrences.
 
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TLT

Guest
Your being stupid lol...

It is fine to have one in the UK but just plug on a IEC computer or kettle cable into the console with a 3 amp fuse in the plug and you'll be fine and of you go.

Just means that you have to get the correct DVD'S due to region blocking.
 

KTroopA

Active Member
Bought a 20GB one and upgraded to 120GB drive. Using the 20GB in a pocket USB housing so nothing wasted :thumbsup:

Also think I prefer it all black whereas the 60GB has the Chrome bits.

same here :) think it was the best decision right now, as also the £ is strong against the $. can anyone recommend a decent wifi bridge that will work with my netgear router.

sorry for slighty o/t ...
 

metin

Active Member
Your being stupid lol...

It is fine to have one in the UK but just plug on a IEC computer or kettle cable into the console with a 3 amp fuse in the plug and you'll be fine and of you go.

Just means that you have to get the correct DVD'S due to region blocking.

sorry what is a IEC computer or kettle cable?? Also I just spoke to Sony and they advise PAL games are ok but you CANNOT watch uk films on NTCS, how do I get round that?
 
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hey69

Guest
a standard pc power cable.

and no there isn't a way around that. you contacted Sony UK to ask those questions?
 
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TLT

Guest
Its the power cable with the 3-pin output and UK plug.

You will have to buy the US DVD's I think but double check this as my memory is not that great:rolleyes:
 

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metin

Active Member
Cant believe you asked sony that lol

Your crazy:thumbsup:

I know, they said it is illegal to buy ps3 on ebay in the uk!! also they finally put me off buying when they said you have no warranty rights when buying abroad! forget that I'm not spending £500+ and no warranty!!!
 

supermackem

Active Member
I know, they said it is illegal to buy ps3 on ebay in the uk!! also they finally put me off buying when they said you have no warranty rights when buying abroad! forget that I'm not spending £500+ and no warranty!!!

Well you would have to find someone in the country of orgin to send it back for you. Ms have a better take on this if its in warrenty they will fix it regardless of region.
 

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