There’s an article in Design News
PS3: Fast and Cool
I’ve had mine now for about 3 weeks. It is an impressive machine. It
does get warm and it draws a lot of current (I have it on a MONSTER
power line filter with voltage and current meter).
I am disappointed that when playing regular DVDs and PS2 games, the PS3
does not do any up-onversion, it instead passes the signal as plan old
480. But when playing Blu-Ray and PS3 games, it is impressive.
However, the Blu-Ray movies are not as vivid as I expected (say as
compared to hi-def off-air television or my up-converting DVD player).
Perhaps this is because the encoding of the movies is not at a high
level (yet). The sound from the PS3 games and Blu-Ray movies is very
impressive. If I notice anything that’s different, it is the sound more
than the video. My TV is 1080 HD. The web bowser is very bad. I am
not impressed that the PS3 is an entertainment center. Hopefully a
future firmware upgrade will fix all this?
I have not loaded Linux on it yet. I am trying to find time among the
other projects that are demanding my time.
- Steve N7HPR