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PS3 question, thinking of buying.

crazypainter Aug 27, 2011

  1. crazypainter

    crazypainter Member

    I think I want to get a PS3 160 slim for the dvd/blu ray aspect, gaming a little and for browsing internet, sometimes we need more than the one PC at home. I like the idea of the PS3 as there is its dedicated own channels and thought I could get a wireless keyboard so it can be used sat on the sofa.
    Few questions before I order one:

    Does it have enough ports so that a wirelss mouse can also be used or would i have to get a wirelss keyboard that that has a cursor pad built into it?

    Is it really user friendly for internet browsing?

    Plays youtube and runs facebook fine?

    All feedback useful !!!

  2. Masterm8fo

    Masterm8fo Warmonger

    its not great for surfin the web in my opinion.
  3. Staz

    Staz is a retronaut Moderator VCDS Map User

    I agree with Masterm8fo, the browser is pretty ****. That's pretty much the only major thing that lets the PS3 down IMHO.

    You'd be better off with a netbook/tablet for surfing in front of the TV, that's what I do.

    Other than that the PS3 is bloody fantastic!
  4. FranA3

    FranA3 FMDETAILING Regional Rep Site Sponsor Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

    yeah agree with the others the browser is **** tbh everything else tho is awesome
  5. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

    Yeah it is **** for browsing with controller, but I reckon it would be ok if you can plug in a keyboard and maybe a mouse...

    It's great for gaming, blu-ray, it upscales normal dvd's well and has good stream abilities like iplayer
  6. jay1601

    jay1601 Well-Known Member

    i disagree with above tbh. if your after a games console with the use to surf the net then i would say its fine. not going to be good as a comp.

    but stick in a wireless mouse and keyboard (has 2 USB ports) then its fine to use but thats IMO
  7. Wizza

    Wizza Member

    I have a wireless keypad and it was the best purchase I ever made - and also have the bluetooth DVD remote for it.

    If you are gonna buy accessories I'd certainly recommend genuine purchases over the GameWare stuff.

    But as agreed - the browser ain't great - i only use it to quickly browse links that crop up in the 'What's New' section of the XMB. Defo agree with using a laptop/netbook for internet browsing. Much rather have individual gadgets for stuff like that.

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