Why The Sony Playstation 3 Can Make an Excellent Addition to Your Home Media Set Up

Modern technology has accelerated profoundly in the past decade, making information, media, and communication readily available at the touch of a button, or swipe of a screen. The video gaming world has also taken pro-active steps in this direction by releasing next generation, entertainment consoles. Sony's Playstation 3 is not only a gaming powerhouse, but also a practical solution for individuals wanting an all-in-one, media centred device. Here are some of the lesser known features of the Playstation 3, illustrating why it has the potential to make an excellent addition to your home media set up.


Netflix is an online Movie and TV streaming subscription software which provides users access to some of the most popular releases. This feature is standard with all Sony Playstation 3 consoles, and can be accessed on the system's main menu upon start up. The Netflix subscription fee is only $8.00 a month, offering unlimited streamed content. The software makes use of some of the more popular features offered by digital cable or satellite, such as the ability to pause content and replay it at a more convenient time. You can cancel your subscription at anytime, without hassle or questioning.

Streaming Content from a PC

The Sony Playstation 3 has the ability to stream a variety of content from your PC. The share features offered by Windows Media Player 11 make it simple to set up a cross talk between your PC, and the gaming console. This works great for individuals looking to save space on the Playstation, and who are interested in streaming music or movies to their console. By connecting your Playstation to a home theatre system, you've essentially created a free lance, wireless audio receiver, with the ability to personalize a music or movie play list.

Web Browsing

All Playstation 3 consoles are equipped with a standard browser, fully capable of browsing the internet with the same level of ease as your preferred browsing software. The browser supports all levels of coding, flash, and shows no signs of lag. While the speed in which you surf the web is dependent on your internet connection, the Playstation 3's wireless adapter is more than sufficient at detecting a wireless signal from any router. Don't have a router? No problem. The console offers a port for those sporting a hard wired connection.


When the Playstation 3 entered the market for the first time in 2006, it was the only (and remains the only) console with the ability to read Blu-ray discs. These high capacity discs are capable of holding up to 25 GB on a single layer disc, and double that (50 GB) on dual-layer discs. Because these Blu-ray discs have such a high storage capacity, they deliver both stunning audio and video quality, in true high definition. Video game graphics are enhanced in every possible aspect on the console as a result of the Blu-ray disc, boasting the best visual presentation in comparison to all 3 next generation consoles.

Storage Capabilities

The Playstation 3's are available in various hard drive sizes, allowing flexibility when selecting the appropriate console for a custom media set up. The Playstation can store all forms of popular media such as music, movies and pictures, and has the ability to sort them accordingly.

The 120 GB Sony Playstation 3 starts at $299.99, and makes an excellent addition to any home entertainment set up.