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Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Great Registering...

Today Allison and I officially started the baby registry process at Target and Babies-R-Us. It was an incredible experience that I will always remember and cherish for as long as I live. When I think of the hours we spent walking down aisle after aisle looking at every conceivable baby product imaginable, I almost get a little choked up. The main thing that I wanted to register for, and really the only thing that a baby boy in the 21st century needs, Allison would not let me put on either list. Therefore I have dedicated this blog entry to the item in question…

The Play Station 3…
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The technical specifications are listed below. The most important technical specification being that it can be used as a Blu-Ray player.

Communication
Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) IEEE 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
Wireless Controller Bluetooth (up to 7)

A/V Output
Screen size: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
HDMI**: HDMI out - (x1 / HDMI)
Analog: AV MULTI OUT x 1
Digital audio: DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) x 1
Blu-ray/DVD/CD DRIVE "read only"

I/O
USB 2.0 X 2

Dimensions
Approximately 325mm (W) x 98mm (H) x 274mm (D)

Weight
Approximately 5 kg

CPU
Cell Broadband Engine™

GPU
RSX

Memory
256MB XDR Main RAM
256MB GDDR3 VRAM

I am trying to be sensible. I would NEVER want to frivolously throw our hard earned money away on a mere gaming system. I am of the opinion that a tool should have more than one use. Below is a small and abbreviated list of the uses for the Play Station 3 / Blu-Ray player.
1. Blu-Ray Player
2. Gaming System
3. Educational tool (when used in conjunction with educational Blu-Ray disks)
4. Baby-Sitter (pop in a Blu-Ray and the baby will be mesmerized by the beauty, elegance, and crispness of 1080P High Definition)
5. Work-out tool (the beauty, elegance and crispmess of 1080P High Definition increases blood circulation and quickens the heart)
6. Home Defense (when lobbed at intruders)
7. Home D├ęcor (stylish in its simplicity…coordinates with our TV too)
8. Paper weight
9. Door-stop
10. Ballast (critical if ever in a submarine, surface sea going vessel or hot air balloon)

2 comments:

todd said...

Dude! We could could sooo play Call of Duty on your new baby-sitter!!

Anonymous said...

By the time the child will be able to use this wonderful device it will be completely obselete. Therefore I would suggest a Beta video tape system (I hear they are making a comeback).