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PS3 - should i buy US model?
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
6313 posts
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?
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whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
14734 posts
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.
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ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
8482 posts
not all movies are region coded.
12:02pm 18/10/09 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
4183 posts
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.
12:08pm 18/10/09 Permalink
Ross
Brisbane, Queensland
2121 posts
If you just bought a tv then it probably supports 24p playback which the ps3 doesn't for blu-ray.
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partyhat
Brisbane, Queensland
1249 posts
I have a US 60gb PS3. Midda is right, the only things you need to consider are Bluray regions and lack of warranty.
05:14pm 18/10/09 Permalink
Mantorok
Brisbane, Queensland
3934 posts
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.
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Ross
Brisbane, Queensland
2122 posts
That's pretty cool!
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