Press Release: February 04, 2010
February 4, 2010 - The international reviews website Televisions.com has today released its review of the Sony PlayStation 3 Slim. The team's laboratory combines sophisticated measurement processes with subjective analysis to derive an overall rating for tested devices; the PlayStation 3 Slim scored 8.6 out of 10 points. The reviewers explain that they were already impressed with the original PlayStation 3, and that the Slim has cleared up many of its predecessor's shortcomings - offering lower power consumption, enhanced operation thanks to HDMI-CEC support, a bigger hard drive, and bitstream output of HD audio. But the review also points out areas in which the player suffers the same problems as the original version - there's no de-interlacing for 1080/50i or 1080/60i signals - and even placers where the new player lacks functionality seen in the earlier model - the SD-card reader has disappeared, for one. But don't be fooled by the slight criticism - Televisions.com's editor-in-chief, Florian Friedrich, said: "The new slim version of the PlayStation 3 outperforms its predecessor - as well as being smaller and cheaper! On the wider market too, the wide range of functions makes it nigh-on unbeatable."
Indeed, there's plenty of praise to be found in Televisions.com's write-up. Multimedia features heavily, with the reviewers paying tribute to the player's "unrivalled versatility" in internet applications and network playback. There's also automatic playlist detection for HD camcorder videos - this, again, earns special praise in the review. The reviewer's tests revealed perfect Blu-ray picture quality, with flicker-free images and accurate levels for blacker-than-black and whiter-than-white content. Likewise, DVD playback receives plenty of compliments for its sharp, flicker-free images. The review ends with a table comparing the Slim with its predecessor - this makes it clear how much of an improvement Sony has made. One reviewer summarised the device's performance by saying: "Although the Slim isn't actually that much slimmer, you can't fault its wide range of improvements over the original PlayStation 3. One of the best players on the market just got better."
More information can be viewed at: http://www.televisions.com/players/sony/Sony-PlayStation-3-Slim.php
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