May 2, 2008

Ooooh, Aaaah

Ok, I got the PS3 yesterday. It's surprisingly slick. Using component outputs it unfortunately doesn't upscale DVDs to 1080i, but it still seems ok so far. I'm going to give it a workout tonight on a couple of movies at 480p and see how it stands up to my Panasonic RP-91. We shall see. As far as a remote, you can use the controller for everything and it has a nice on-screen display. A regular hand-held remote just for the PS3 seems like a total waste, esp. given its lack of backlighting. I still want to run it with my Pronto remote, which some have pointed out (thank you, though I already knew) is possible with extra parts. Maybe I'll give it a try at some point.

Bluetooth controllers? OMG I love them! No cord. I can sit on my couch and just play. No cord!!!!

Grand Theft Auto IV? OMG Awe-some! I played some of the earlier versions and they were fun, but nowhere near as entertaining as this one. The girl at the checkout asked me "Now you know this is rated 'M' for 'Mature', right?" Um, yes. I wouldn't want it any other way. Thanks for your concern, I hadn't heard.

We're putting together a date for this year's Camino Shin-dig the weekend after WWDC. I'll keep everyone posted as details firm up, but it'll only be one day compared to last year's two. I'll just have to talk fast.

Posted by pinkerton at May 2, 2008 4:54 PM | TrackBack