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Great.. I wanted another PS3 for the Blu Ray player and streaming as well as home media streaming. This system is great for all of them and a Great Gaming system as well. I bought the Black Friday $199 250gig new slimmer model but couldn't use it due to the top loading disc tray. Sadly I had to return it and have been looking for this model. I just bought the 160GB at BB yesterday for $239 with $20 PS Network Card. Taking it back today! For $249 plus the included annual PS Plus subscription the PS3 is only $199 for the double the hard drive space. I am sure these systems will come down in price when the PS4 is on the horizon but this system does everything I need now and then some. Top rated Blu Ray player, does 3D, all the HD codices, streams from every service I use including Amazon Prime, I can access all of our computers and stream videos and pictures, and top it off I can play games as well. I was going to buy a Smart, 3D, Blu Ray player and for basically the same cost I get more with the PS3. Also most of the Smart 3D Blu Ray players don't stream Amazon Prime! To top it off Sony does an outstanding job updating the PS3. The stand alone Blu Ray players don't do as good a job at updates. It is usually one year or short after the next model comes out and support ends!
This model has an auto front disc loader and works great if you have the PS3 in an entertainment center. It was for this reason I could not use the new slim model. Even with a couple of inches above the unit I couldn't comfortably access the top loading disc tray.
Now the only thing I don't know about is how to clone my existing PS3 to the new one so I can use two PS3's in my home and have access to the game saves I have on my existing my current PS3. My thought is the included cloud service with the PS Plus service. It said it can be used for game saves. I am thinking sign up for the service and save all my games to the cloud and then install and run the game on the new system and pull the saves from the cloud. I am not sure if this is even doable. I just started to look into my options and found that some game saves will not transfer over!
Anyone have two PS3's in their home and done this?
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Initial post: Dec 18, 2012 7:19:21 AM PST
Step 1) Activate Plus.
Step 2) Save all your saves to the cloud. You don't need to do them one at a time, there is a mass upload feature in the Online Storage folder.
Step 3) Most games support saving and loading directly to the cloud. Do this to save yourself time and hassle. For the other games, just download your saves. I haven't tried a mass download, but since there is a mass upload I wouldn't be surprised if it works.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 9:56:47 AM PST
If you have an external hard drive bigger than your current PS3 drive than you can do something call a "back-up" in the system's menu. Another option is linking the 2 PS3 systems together making them a network and transferring data over that way.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 10:53:32 PM PST
R. Srey says:
I agree with you bro, just back up your files and tranfer to one. quick and easy way
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