Finally caved in

As of yesterday I finally caved in and purchased a Sony Playstation 3. Being a fan of GTA for a long time, it finally swayed me. Although the cruncher came when my wife discovered that the May issue of Australian Womens Weekly contained a Target discount coupon. After tracking down a store with stock, we told them I will be in by close of business to pickup and pay for it. Store in question was happy enough to hold a pack.

So as of lastnight, I now have a PS3 and GTA IV game. I really like the game, it’s quite good. The detail of the city is great. I have to say the cars in the game are very good too, as is the driving around the city and having accidents etc. I think I will have some fun going forward trying to complete it.

Target’s PS3 + GTAIV pack price was $729, so I ended up getting $70 off this price with the voucher. So final buy price at register was $659. And then when you minus the price of the game (or the lowest price I’ve seen the game for of $78), the console cost us $581.

Plan for the weekend is to grab a HDMI cable and hook it upto to our TV this way, so we get the best resolution possible (especially when it comes time to play Bluray movies). I also want to grab an optical audio cable so the audio can be sent directly to our Yamaha AMP for the best possible sound output.

5 Comments

  • Michael May 7, 2008

    Time to get hacking!

    http://ozlabs.org/~jk/diary/tech/cell/hackfest08-solution-2.diary

  • michaelf May 8, 2008

    I don’t think I will be doing any sort of that hacking on the unit just yet.
    Although GTA IV is pretty damn good, and fun too.

  • Chris Samuel May 8, 2008

    Hopefully your TV can do HDCP as well as HDMI, otherwise (as a friend of mine has just found out) you get a whole lot of nothing.. 🙁

  • michaelf May 8, 2008

    Yes, I’ve read about this. I’ll do a google in the morning to confirm it does. I am fairly sure it will. But I better check before I go and buy a hdmi cable for it. I could test it, but my hdmi cable is in use currently and wired into the amp which is hard to access.

  • michaelf May 9, 2008

    PS3 to TV works fine via HDMI and the digital audio lead to amp works great too..

    DVD playback on the ps3 is great, as upscaling done is really good.

    Thumbs up.

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