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  • Syrette 4 Mar 2013 21:21:54 43,064 posts
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    The fan noise issue is exaggerated, right?

  • AaronTurner 4 Mar 2013 21:25:26 7,591 posts
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    Don't know, I've been downloading updates at 1997 speeds ever since I got this thing home.
  • Whizzo 4 Mar 2013 21:28:01 43,033 posts
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    Fan isn't too bad really, the drive seeking though is bloody noisy and it shows there's only a thin bit of plastic above the drive to act as audio baffling.

    Certainly worth the 100 quid I paid for it though.

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  • Syrette 4 Mar 2013 22:26:17 43,064 posts
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    So the noise for you is only bad when you run a title off a disc? Similar to how it takes the 360 a few minutes to stop reading offf the disc?

  • Whizzo 4 Mar 2013 22:29:17 43,033 posts
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    Seems a lot louder than a 360 when seeking, also it's game dependent in how much seeking it does obviously and it's not just the drive spinning it's the head moving around to find data.

    I'm rather glad most of the games I'm playing are from PS+ so are installed on my hard drive.

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  • DUFFMAN5 4 Mar 2013 22:34:46 14,408 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    So the noise for you is only bad when you run a title off a disc? Similar to how it takes the 360 a few minutes to stop reading offf the disc?
    The PS3 can be a noisy fucker. I recently played MW3 on it. The console must have been reading the disc the whole time I played. Check YouTube vids and you will see what I mean.
    On the other hand I have also recently played Resistance3 on it with no issues whatsoever.

    My slim I'd defo louder than my 360 slim when reading discs

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  • Syrette 4 Mar 2013 23:00:20 43,064 posts
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    Pretty lame if installing to HDD doesn't sort out the noise. Not the end of the world, mind.

    Edited by Syrette at 23:00:55 04-03-2013

  • Syrette 4 Mar 2013 23:02:44 43,064 posts
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    Would I be best sourcing out a Slim from somewhere or will the Super Slim suffice? Not bothered about how cheap it looks.

  • FuzzyDuck 4 Mar 2013 23:22:55 3,893 posts
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    @Syrette

    If you could get a first gen Slim (as in the 120Gb or 250Gb models), they're probably the quietest PS3's made. 160Gb and 320Gb models have horrible, clunky sounding optical drives, while the fans stop abruptly.

    PS3s also do (from my experience) only partial installs. A lot of games still seek data, ranging from the odd time (usually between level loads) to constantly. I Picked up RDR at the weekend, and despite installing over a Gb of data, the lens was constantly seeking (par for the course with an open world) to the point where I couldn't enjoy it. As of today I'm also a 360 owner and there is quite some difference with the games installed to that.
  • Syrette 4 Mar 2013 23:33:59 43,064 posts
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    Thanks!

    Finding a Slim (of any size) doesn't appear to be easy or cheap. Not a surprise given Sony have moved on to the subject of this thread.

  • dominalien 5 Mar 2013 00:05:25 6,835 posts
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    I believe the drive noise in the super slim is overrated.

    It's not like you can hear the disc spin at 10 000 rpm (which it doesn't); it's just the heads movement that you hear. It's comparable to the noise the PS2 slim makes.

    Edited by dominalien at 06:56:51 05-03-2013

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  • DUFFMAN5 5 Mar 2013 05:36:55 14,408 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    Thanks!

    Finding a Slim (of any size) doesn't appear to be easy or cheap. Not a surprise given Sony have moved on to the subject of this thread.
    I went for the slim over the super slim I bought a brand new sealed white 320gb one, via Ebay for 220. this is the fifth time I have bought a PS3 mind you ;-)

    Once the last of us gets released and I play I will prob sell again!

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  • BartonFink 5 Mar 2013 20:05:09 34,853 posts
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    Tried to pick up a slim over the weekend could not find one anywhere so went for a 500G superslim in the end. Oh and a PS Vita :D

    Can't say I have noticed much noise out of it yet.

    Edited by BartonFink at 20:05:30 05-03-2013
  • bodhi85uk 7 Mar 2013 21:53:55 179 posts
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    How is the optical drive and fan noise when playing a DVD or Blu-Ray? Im not so bothered about it being noticeable during gaming, but when Im watching a movie I need it to be almost silent, I find it incredibly annoying otherwise.

    Thanks in advance.
  • dominalien 8 Mar 2013 18:04:26 6,835 posts
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    I've only watched a blu-ray. The fan noise is pretty quited (XMB quiet, not game not-so-quiet) and the drive makes no noise at all, seeing as it's spinning very slowly and not moving the head very much.

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  • bodhi85uk 8 Mar 2013 20:36:30 179 posts
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    Thats what I wanted to hear. I only want a PS3 for Blu-Ray and DVD playback in the living room along with iPlayer and Netflix. Also, so I can use my Play TV again rather than buy a DVR (I sold my 60GB launch model to a friend as I never used BC, and it was basically a 200w DVD player).

    A good WiFi BluRay player costs at least 90, so for all the extra functionality, I feel its worth getting a PS3. Just got to wait for it to come down in price a little bit.
  • dominalien 8 Mar 2013 21:44:55 6,835 posts
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    I'd say it'd be pretty crap as a pure blu-ray player, tbh.

    Edited by dominalien at 21:45:39 08-03-2013

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  • bodhi85uk 8 Mar 2013 21:58:18 179 posts
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    Well I remember thinking the picture quality was excellent on my old launch PS3, and I have a Sony s390 (from memory) WiFi Blu-Ray player in my bedroom, and the picture quality again is excellent in my opinion.

    Im not one of those peoples who masturbates over his home theatre setup, I just want one box that does lots of things well. I cant imagine Sony's flagship is "pretty crap as a blu-ray player" compared to the model in my bedroom, for example, or even a significantly more expensive machine.
  • dominalien 8 Mar 2013 22:08:32 6,835 posts
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    Why not just get a blu-ray player, if you're not going to play any games anyway? It'll be a bit cheaper and it'll probably use less power, too.

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  • bodhi85uk 10 Mar 2013 21:29:43 179 posts
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    Well I figured it would save me buying a DVR as I have a Play TV laying around gathering dust.

    Edited by bodhi85uk at 21:30:13 10-03-2013
  • Pinky_Floyd 10 Mar 2013 22:39:56 7,395 posts
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    dominalien wrote:
    I'd say it'd be pretty crap as a pure blu-ray player, tbh.
    I had always heard that the ps3 is actually comparable to a higher end blu ray player. Certainly has benefitted from the regular firmware updates and comprehensive tweaking menus.

    What makes you say that its crap? Genuinely interested.
  • gammonbanter 10 Mar 2013 23:04:27 1,486 posts
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    bodhi85uk wrote:
    Well I figured it would save me buying a DVR as I have a Play TV laying around gathering dust.
    I'm glad someone is still using Play TV out there, I finally bailed on it a few months ago, I do miss being able to transfer "taped" progs and films to my pc/usb key.

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  • dominalien 11 Mar 2013 00:22:10 6,835 posts
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    Pinky_Floyd wrote:
    dominalien wrote:
    I'd say it'd be pretty crap as a pure blu-ray player, tbh.
    I had always heard that the ps3 is actually comparable to a higher end blu ray player. Certainly has benefitted from the regular firmware updates and comprehensive tweaking menus.

    What makes you say that its crap? Genuinely interested.
    I meant that if it's bought only in order to watch blu-rays, it would surely be better to just get a dedicated player. I'm not saying it's not good at playing films, but the hassle of using the pad (unless you buy the optional remote), navigating the XMB, etc. makes it less preferable IMO.

    He then mentioned he wanted to use it as a PVR, so fair enough. I still believe it's a waste. :-)

    Edited by dominalien at 00:22:29 11-03-2013

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  • bodhi85uk 11 Mar 2013 22:28:56 179 posts
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    @dominalien I do have a remote laying around here somewhere. I know what you mean though about it being a waste, I mean I will be getting a PS4 soon after launch I reckon. I did recently buy a Sony BDP S 390 and its great, cost 90, but I cant find another one new anywhere for less than 140 now 6 weeks later. It seems if you wanted a compact, neat-looking WiFi blu-ray player that was it, all the other models either dont have wifi, or are almost 200. Its crazy, I thought they wanted to increase adoption.

    Edited by bodhi85uk at 22:31:34 11-03-2013
  • Moot_Point 16 Jun 2014 18:44:10 3,917 posts
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    Has anyone else experienced lag input problems when upgrading the HDD?

    As soon as I upgraded the HDD in my super slim, got nothing but lag input everywhere (whether playing a game, looking at the store or navigating the XMB).

    Edit; this is the 12Gb model by the way.

    Edited by Moot_Point at 18:45:01 16-06-2014

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  • dominalien 16 Jun 2014 19:28:02 6,835 posts
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    You mean you press a button and the console reacts 2 seconds later?

    I haven't seen any of that and I have put an HDD in my 12GBer.

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  • Moot_Point 16 Jun 2014 20:56:33 3,917 posts
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    2 seconds? Try 5-10 seconds per input, that's if the damn thing doesn't crash. I have given up trying to put a 1 Tb HDD in it. Might try and get my hands on a slim instead of a super slim, because there are other people online that seem to have the same problems as I'm experiencing. What size HDD have you put in yours?

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  • dominalien 17 Jun 2014 10:28:28 6,835 posts
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    Yeah, so I haven't had any of that. Although the drive I put in is a 64GB SSD. I have a 500GB HDD lying around that I've been meaning to put in there, but still haven't got round to.

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  • Moot_Point 17 Jun 2014 10:46:39 3,917 posts
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    I wouldn't bother wasting your time in all fairness. Word online is that the 500Gb models have the same problems I'm having. Stick with the SSD or get a slightly bigger one if need be. I wouldn't go past a 256Gb SSD, just in case. Up to you.

    I'm going to trade in this super slim for a slim, because I know I can put this HHD in the slim without these problems, and I have a lot of stuff that needs downloading. So going with a smaller SSD isn't an option. I did like how fast the super worked from the flash memory though, just a shame it's only 12Gb.

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  • dominalien 17 Jun 2014 11:04:00 6,835 posts
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    Well, even though this PS3 is actually a secondary one, the lack of space has been off putting, what with the constant deleting and re-downloading of things. I have a 750GB HDD that I've been meaning to put into the PS4 (not much of a difference, I know, but it's just sitting there, unused), with the PS4's 500GB one then free to go into the PS3.

    Actually, I think I'll do it right now. I can always go back to the SSD if things go south. I'll let you know what happens. :-)

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