I've finally bought a HD TV, so I am considering getting a PS3. I've just checked the price of BluRays and they are pretty close to double here. So, I can get a new release from the US for about US$20 or the same release here for about AUS$42-45
Even when the dollar falls back to 70c, that's still a $10 a pop saving, right?
It's only the movies that are region coded, so i'll just be able to buy games locally?
Is there anything else that needs to be considered?
voltage & colour space (NTSC vs PAL) but I think these days most devices can auto cope with voltages from 100-250v 50-60hz but still check. Also the plugs are different but that's an easy fix.
Power isn't an issue, the PS3's internal power supply is compatible worldwide. It uses the same power cable as any PC/electric kettle/whatever.
Games on PS3 are all region free, so no issue there.
The only things to consider are your warranty (I'm not sure how that will work), and that you'll need to import any region-coded BluRay movies, which you're already aware of. I can't think of any other issues.
If you just bought a tv then it probably supports 24p playback which the ps3 doesn't for blu-ray.
If you just bought a tv then it probably supports 24p playback which the ps3 doesn't for blu-ray.Actually, it does. That was added in the 1.80 system update back in 2007.
That's pretty cool!