Sony PlayStation 3 / 80 GB

Sony’s PlayStation 3 (400 euro) is the top-selling Blu-ray player. There are good reasons – and yet a few more. Also for hi-fi enthusiasts.

  1. Sony PlayStation 3 / 80 GB
  2. Data sheet

A deja vu? No, hardware and software vary considerably to the ur-PlayStation 3, the ULI Fessler was testing two years ago, and that has to do with saving: the customer saves with the current price of 400 euro full 200 and WINS place with the larger 80-GB hard drive. Sony, however, saves on the outside the card reader for memory stick, SD card and Compact Flash and hard – Software compatibility to older PlayStation games, which in turn eliminates the card slot, and also the second graphics chip named graphics synthesizer for PS 2 games thus falls away. Without the forced backward compatibility the software let streamline. Continue to Sony now saves up to two of the four USB ports, and the current drive knows no SACDs.
All these austerity measures allow the lower price and a modest profit for the manufacturer, which had originally heavily subsidize this rake monster with its cell processors. The erschlankte hardware offers a quite decisive for Blu-ray fans benefit: lower heat production and thus drastically reduced noise of the forced cooling. The current PS 3 whispers even under full load when playing a Blu-ray as quietly as a good home theater projector, instead of like they used to storm like an old desktop PC.
Much invested and don’t save Sony has in the firmware, which current version 2.60 (as of February 2009) in addition to fine things like animated photo albums, news portal, and similar in terms of has significantly increased audio/video compatibility and performance. Also the long as accessories available Blu-ray remote, which manage the game console like an ordinary player leaves, instead of that you must fiddle around with the game controller is pleasant.
CDs up to 192 kilohertz scale now with four different algorithms, video DVDs can be extrapolated to HD formats, and in terms of Blu-ray disc, there is nothing, not dominated the console: you all new revisions of the standard has always been the first player, no matter, whether true HD or the various DTS-HD formats, BonusView picture-in picture and secondary audio, just as with the online feature BD-live. The only thing so far does not make the PS 3, is a stream of the HD audio formats; She dutifully decoded all by the book itself and forwards the result as uncompressed PCM data. And it decodes really everything, even Dolby and DTS 6.1 formats, and even DTS 96/24.
Had to colleague is how “fitzelig” use to the sound description of the ur-PS-3 nor vocabulary Fessler, this applies to only the modest two-channel analog output, which sounds but less thin: 1 point profit. S/PDIF and HDMI, it looks even better: as long as the connected amplifier digested the signals, come even unrestrained 192 kHz more channels, clean and clearly structured from the console. Blu-ray is noticeable especially, how quickly the PS 3 in comparison with ordinary players navigated and act like smooth animated menu.
Compared with various players the PlayStation 3 fits well with balanced, temperate musical and finely graded, but not overly sharp Visual sound in the solid midfield: 63 points.
Conclusion:
The PlayStation 3 is the Swiss army knife of the Blu-ray players. Larger hard drive, model compatibility, lower price and increased sound quality face shrinking cure in terms of bit-player related features. A real bargain.
Sony PlayStation 3

Manufacturer Sony
Price €600.00
Rating 94.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General
Width 33.0 cm
Height 9.8 cm
Depth 27.4 cm
Weight 0 kg
Facilities
Video digital HDMI (version)
Max resolution of HDMI
Decoder Dolby True HD / DTS HD Master /
Decoder DD / DTS /
Remote control for TV / Adaptive /
Predefined picture settings / adjustable /
Memory card reader
USB /.
Ethernet
Ethernet for update / interactive content
Headphone output / adjustable /
Playback memory
HDMI control
BD – time DVD / Blu-ray (in seconds) 0 s
Playback formats
MP3WMADivX / /
JPEG / JPEG HD /
Analog output stereo / 5.1 / 7.1 / /
Playable disc.-formats
DVD-R
DVD + R / RW /
DVD-RAM
CD-R / RW /
BD-R / RE /
Connections
SCART (RGB)
optical / HDMI /
Hosiden / 3-comp. /
Measured values
Signal to noise ratio (A weighted)
Output resistance
Error correction ability info layer CD / DVD 0 /.
Error correction surface CD / DVD 00 mm
Power consumption standby / operating
Review
Short conclusion
Sound
Sound HDMI
(maximum 70 points)
61
Sound surround
(maximum 70 points)
57
Sound stereo
(max 70
42
Measured values
(maximum 10 points)
8
Practice
(max. 15 points)
7
Valency
(maximum 10 points)
5
Picture Blu ray / DVD 13 / 8
Overall rating (max. 120 points) outstanding 94
Price-performance ratio outstanding
tested in issue: 6 / 07

 

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