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Sony PlayStation 3 review | Conclusion

Published on: Monday, September 24th 2007                   Written by: Dennis Hissink - Photography by: Mark Peters

A s mentioned, the Sony PS3 also has a built-in photo album. By using the menu of the PlayStation 3, the relevant component can be activated and the photo’s, which have been stored on the hard disk of the PS3, can be viewed. If there aren’t any photo’s stored yet, or if you want to complete your library, this can be done by sticking, for instance, the memory card, DVD, CD-ROM, USB-stick, digital camera or a USB hard disk with photo’s in one of the compatible card readers or USB interfaces; the recordings can now be uploaded. Once on the hard disk, it is possible to play the pictures in a slideshow. With this option, a collage of your photos is being made and this is connected to the picture’s data itself, like the day they have been made.

Built-in digital photo album

Built-in digital photo album

 

Sony PS3 - Firmware

Sony PS3 - Firmware

PlayStation 3 - Firmware

Thanks to the continuous connection to the Internet and the regular availability of the newest firmware the Sony PS3 gets more and more functionality. One of the recent firmwares, for instance, has seen to it that your existing DVD collection can be upgraded to HD quality. Furthermore also compatible Playstation and Playstation2 games can be upgraded. At this moment, such a feature can only be found on the better DVD-players. Updating the PS3 station is quite simple in practice, follow the instructions on the screen and the rest is easy.

Sony PS3 - Streaming

Sony PS3 - Streaming

PlayStation 3 - Streaming

By means of the Remote Play function, it is possible to view stored pictures on a PSP. The most recent firmware update has enriched this function with the possibility to stream through Internet. As long as there is a wireless portal in the neighborhood, you will have access with your PSP to the stored content on the hard disk of the Sony Playstation3; this way you can view photos and videos or listen to music on your PSP, wherever you are (you will need the system software version 3.50 or higher).

 

Sony PlayStation 3 review

Sony PS3 - Conclusion

F or a while now, there has been a true hype around the new Sony console. Of course caused by Sony, but also, not lastly, by the consumer himself. And honestly I have to admit that it is not just nonsense. We are speaking of a, in technical terms, very high-class device for which very large investments have been made. Besides this, the PlayStation3 has been developed for the coming decennium, and the possibilities that the PS3 shows us now are not representative for what the console actually has to offer. I can imagine that different kinds of consumers are interested in what the PS3 offers. Even though, the game experience is being highlighted at this time, for the film lovers, the Blu Ray function is definitely a very interesting feature. Right now, a separate Blu Ray player is at least twice the price of a PS3 console. Besides this, the multimedia features like the possibility to show, for instance, digital photos might be attractive to a generation of consumers that Sony may not even have thought about…

 
 
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