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Old 03-08-2009, 12:24 AM   #1
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so im looking to buy a ps3. i dont know if i should buy my friends old one, or a new one? i am hesitant because i dont know if they have different blu ray players in them? and somebody also told me the old ones have a single laser diode and the new ones have a double diode reader...? please advise thank you!
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:25 AM   #2
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Please refrain from posting two identical threads. And I didn't know there was any difference between newer and older PS3s.
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:27 AM   #3
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buy new one. but if you can get a used one for cheap..go ahead. theres really no logical difference.
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o sorry. i was just trying to find out answers =p and i dont know if there really is a difference with blu rays, thats what im trying to find out
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IIRC, the first ones that came out can play PS2 games, but the graphics are bad. (and maybe more USBs?)
and the newer one cant play PS2 games because they removed that feature.
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and the newer one can play PS2 games because they removed that feature.
He means can't
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so im looking to buy a ps3. i dont know if i should buy my friends old one, or a new one? i am hesitant because i dont know if they have different blu ray players in them? and somebody also told me the old ones have a single laser diode and the new ones have a double diode reader...? please advise thank you!
Wont really matter.

40gigs have no backwards computability. All have blue ray players in them. Thats the ps3 disk format.
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He means can't
haha, thanks for correcting me.
I cant type when I multitask.
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I can't find any info on any drive differences. The only thing I see is that they have released new firmware for them. The only real differences I see are with HDD sizes and features.

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If you buy a new one you won't have backwards compatibility with ps2 games. I don't know if that matters to you or not though.
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