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I really wanted a blu-ray player, and I have a marginal desire to get a PS3.

The $600 price tag, for the moment, deterred me.

Now @ $500, still deterred.

But I just bought a 20GB PS3, slightly used, for $355 on Ebay.

Sure, it does not have wireless. BUt cable modems are usually hooked up near your cable box anyway, leaving no need for a cable modem. And sure, it only has a 20GB harddrive.

But the fact is that it still plays Blu-Ray discs, and it still plays PS3 games, and it will output in 1080P via HDMI.

FOr $355, I'm a happy camper.

Just thought I'd give everyone the heads-up if you're looking for a cheap way to jump on the Blue-Ray/PS3 bandwagon.
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Plus you can upgrade your hdd. There's a Faq on the forums, and i forget who put it together, but here's one external to this site.
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upgrading the hdd is really easy, any 2.5 sata drive will work
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Very nice price, kudos.
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If I was rich I would go on ebay and buy all the 20gigs just for the folding. But im no where near rich.
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nice job if you dont want the wireless then just get the 20gb off ebay. Me personally i needed the wireless since mine is in my room and my modem is no where near a tv. I also think that they should have kept the 20gb cuase i think that would move alot at 399.
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Transonic was the poster to make the HDD swap FAQ... just a head's up dude. Get a 160Gb sata 2.5 for the best value dude...
    
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post #8 of 19
Yes you can easily upgrade the HDD later if you need it . Looks like a good price to me and I would go for it.
post #9 of 19
Yeah the biggest downfall really is the lack of wireless which doesn't seem to be a problem for you.

Nice find.
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The other nice thing about the 20GB PS3 is that it retains the hardware-backed emotion engine, and doesn't rely on emulation like all the newer PS3 hardware.
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