The Swiss army knife of the Blu-ray devices. Somewhat limited connectivity makes the Sony PS 3 slim 120 GB (300 Euro) locker with feature diversity again betting.
- Blu-ray player Sony PS 3 slim 120 GB
- Data sheet
“Slim” is Sony’s latest evolution of the PlayStation 3, and actually it got more depth significantly shallower, it needed it. Significantly easier processed effect casing that has little in common with the former high-gloss look. The sensor buttons were vile mechanics. Only obvious technical improvements are manifested in a larger hard drive and HDMI 1.3a – interface, which now also HD-audio stream can. Also in the firmware, nothing has changed for CD, DVD and Blu-ray, the changes mainly affect online services such as a free music video portal and a still not very richly equipped download video library for films, even in HD.
The forced ventilation is quietly, but everything else as inaudible. The new drive reads a minimal slower than the previous one, but just as agile to navigate. All animated, slides, turns and moves everything in the menu of the device and the Blu-rays so tack like no other player. . The radial menu offers very extensive configuration adjustments to adapt even exotic plant configurations.
For CDs around, an upsampling by Super bit mapping can be adjusted using three algorithms. Type 1 liked with a delicate gameplay that will appeal to mostly classical music friends, delivered more attack and precision type 2 and was also used for the comparison of sound. Type 3 sounded somewhat effect hascherisch.
In terms of image the console does everything right, creates a perfect de-interlacing, beautifully smooth scales, only the diagonal interpolation could be better. For DVD, the scaler can be also switched off.
The Japanese their image trimmed overall rather artifact poverty and uniformity as to maximum sharpness of detail, why was the quietest in the test field, but Blu-ray showed even the slightest depth. But very good, some DVD should do this characteristic with little noise-figure such as live concerts.
Sony PlayStation 3 slim 120 GB
Technical data and test results
|Video digital HDMI (version)||1.3a|
|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|
|Ethernet for update / interactive content||/|
|Headphone output / adjustable||/|
|BD – time DVD / Blu-ray (in seconds)||27 / 29.0 s|
|JPEG / JPEG HD||/|
|Analog output stereo / 5.1 / 7.1||/ /|
|DVD + R / RW||/|
|CD-R / RW||/|
|BD-R / RE||/|
|optical / HDMI||/|
|Hosiden / 3-comp.||/|
|Signal to noise ratio (A weighted)||94 dB|
|Output resistance||686 ohm|
|Error correction ability info layer CD / DVD||2.8 / 2.1 mm|
|Error correction surface CD / DVD||2.6|
|Power consumption standby / operating||0.7 / 83.0 W|
|Short conclusion||High-tech gaming console, Mediaclient and Blu-ray player. Silent audible fan. Quiet, solid image. Sounds via HDMI solid with fine height, similar but somewhat too bullish.|
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|Picture Blu ray / DVD||16 / 9|
|Overall rating (max. 120 points)||well over 100|
|tested in issue:||3 / 10|