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Categories > PS3 Systems > PlayStation > Sony Playstation 3 (CECHA01) 60 GB Game Console Backward Compatible with 1 Dual Shock Controller

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 PS2 mode not working
Pros: None.
Cons: *PS2 backward compatability not working
*Very loud if not ventilated (could be because unit is defective).
Other Thoughts: I currently have a PS2 Slim 320GB I bought from Gamestop. Very happy with that unit and saw these 60GB CECHA01 units starting to pop up on Groupon and online auction sites that shall not be named. When I saw them on Newegg, I figured this is a reputable vendor so I took the chance.

I received my unit on a Monday, hooked it up and the unit powers up for the most part works. It plays blu rays and DVDs, and of course PS3 games. Even PS1 games too.

However, after feeding it about half a dozen PS2 game disks, the screen would go black, the console would hang and the controller would shut off. I had to hard power it off with the switch in the back to shut down so I could turn it back on to reboot the unit and eject my PS2 disks.

I actually went out to Youtube and found a three and a half minute video of some guy showing a PS3 CECHA01 playing a PS2 copy of GoW to make sure I wasn't doing something stupid. It is as simple as putting in the disk into the PS3 and the console should show the Playstation 2 logo and play the game.

I bought this unit to replace my Slim model. My boy is already looking for a place to put the Slim next to his other consoles. I wanted this unit for the PS2 hardware backward compatibility specifically.

At this point, my unit is headed back to Newegg for RMA. I asked that they send me a replacement unit.

For what it's worth, I also advised my brother in Boston that these were on sale and he also bought one. I called him to let him know my PS2 mode does not work and just gives a black screen. He called me a day later when he got his unit from Newegg and said that his CECHA01 is doing the same thing. So he also received a dud unit that needs to be RMA'ed.

I am willing to give another unit a chance but if that unit does the same thing, I am done and will just ask for a refund.

I hope Newegg didn't get a bad batch of these and I hope they go back to the outfit that refurbished these and look into their QA procedures. I also hope that Newegg does more than just power it up to verify the unit doesn't work. Because it'll fire up and play movies and PS3/PS1 games no problem. But not PS2. I suspect the Emotion Engine chip inside is dead.

I will post a subsequent review when I have something more to report.
Reviewed By:Dane,4/10/2015 5:50:39 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product less than 1 day.
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Categories > PS3 Systems > PlayStation > Sony Playstation 3 (CECHA01) 60 GB Game Console Backward Compatible with 1 Dual Shock Controller

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Terrible Experience
Pros: Arrived promptly
Cons: I've owned the refurbished unit for about a week. I have played a total of less than 20 hours, at most 3 hours at a sitting, and the unit went YLOD.

Worst off, my newly purchased game is stuck inside the unit and I cannot remove it without breaking the warranty (I tried the power off/on eject button trick without any luck).

I now have to return the console and hope that the RMA dept at Newegg will send me back my game.

I wanted this unit in particular to play both ps2 and ps3 games. Due to this experience my best bet is to buy a new ps3 slim and a replacement ps2 laser off an auction site and just repair my old ps2.

Terrible experience. Don't waste time on this junk and buy a brand new ps3 slim for a few bucks more.
Reviewed By:N/A,4/7/2015 8:53:01 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > PS3 Systems > PlayStation > Sony Playstation 3 (CECHA01) 60 GB Game Console Backward Compatible with 1 Dual Shock Controller

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Original PS3 (PS3 Fat)
Pros: The original PS3 fat is what people are calling it now is hands down the best gaming unit ever! I stood in line years ago and purchased a 60gig one that came with Talladega Nights bluray. That movie, the original cords and controller is still new in the box in my closet. This one I purchased from new egg serves as a backup. My original is still running with no issues. From a gaming standpoint this is an amazing unit. Sony made a hit as the original units played PlayStation one thru PlayStation 3 games! Wow what a concept. This is the only reason to buy the PS3 so your old library didn't go to the wayside. Playing final fantasy X and chrono trigger one one system is awesome. No need to pull out multi systems, find a memory card and another controller to enjoy. These units, although expensive when new was state of the art. They could play bluray movies, and fully backwards programmable. Probably a headache for Sony so they quickly removed this capability once the PS3 units evolved into the slim versions. Imagine if they kept this capability. They would have sold even more units! I have collected video games and video game systems since Nintendo. I don't have any Xbox systems. Bought my daughter one. Tried it out and they are impressive too. Okay i've went on long enough. If you enjoy playstation one thru PlayStation three games buy this unit! The game selection is massive!
Cons: No cons for the PlayStation 3 fat/chrome trim not silver trim, 60 gig as you can play playstation one thru PlayStation three games.
Other Thoughts: If Sony would have kept the backwards compatibilities for the PlayStation slim version the units would have been bigger hits! That's just my 2 cents. Way to go sony!
Reviewed By:bd4legacy,3/19/2015 8:17:02 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product more than 1 year.
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Categories > PS3 Systems > PlayStation > Sony Playstation 3 (CECHA01) 60 GB Game Console Backward Compatible with 1 Dual Shock Controller

Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3 Sony PS3 60GB backward compatible
Pros: Bought for my son so he could play all the old PS2 games I own and now we can race on separate tv's for GT6.
Cons: Keep this in a well ventilated area, because when I had it in my entertainment cabinet the fan was so loud you could barely hear the game (about twice as loud as more recent PS3 models. Also, if you want to transfer your saved games from the PS2, you have to get an adapter that is pretty expensive.
Reviewed By:N/A,3/16/2015 1:09:52 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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Categories > PS3 Systems > PlayStation > Sony Playstation 3 (CECHA01) 60 GB Game Console Backward Compatible with 1 Dual Shock Controller

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Refurbished Sony PS3 60 Gb
Pros: This is the best thing since cotton candy!! Plays all of my ps2, psone, and ps3 games perfectly and at an unbelievable price of $160.00
Cons: None
Reviewed By:FreshyFreshFresh,3/16/2015 10:09:41 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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Categories > PS3 Systems > PlayStation > Sony Playstation 3 (CECHA01) 60 GB Game Console Backward Compatible with 1 Dual Shock Controller

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Legit Fat PS3 60GB
Pros: This is a legit old school 60GB "Fat" PS3. I received a model CECHA01, and have confirmed it plays all my old favorite PS2 games.

Console and controller in full working order, all cables included. Well packaged. Worked right out of the box, just like it should. Fast shipping as always, high five for Newegg!
Cons: Some minor scratches on the case, which is no big deal to me really. I wasn't expecting it to look new. But for its age, it looks surprisingly good.

Came with OFW 4.6 unfortunately.
Other Thoughts: I could have bought this somewhere else for a bit cheaper, but with Newegg I can always RMA it if there's an issue.
Reviewed By:MalomanM,2/22/2015 12:22:02 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > PS3 Systems > PlayStation > Sony Playstation 3 (CECHE01) 80 GB Game Console Backward Compatible with 1 Dual Shock Controller

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 PS 3 refurb
Pros: Looked great and works great out of the box. Plus it is a backward compatible model unlike the one I replaced!!
Cons: Does not support 1080P.
Other Thoughts: It's really great being able to play all my favorite PS 1-3 games on the same console.
Reviewed By:N/A,2/16/2015 4:54:32 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > PS3 Systems > PlayStation > Sony Playstation 3 (CECHE01) 80 GB Game Console Backward Compatible with 1 Dual Shock Controller

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 frozen
Pros: Classic
Cons: Locking up often. During game play, blueray, and even just downloading files. time to send it back
Reviewed By:sfast,1/23/2015 10:01:53 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > PS3 Systems > PlayStation > Sony Playstation 3 (CECHE01) 80 GB Game Console Backward Compatible with 1 Dual Shock Controller

Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3 Refurbished PS3
Pros: It is Backwards Compatible
Cons: The Refurb Job Seems Poor, The System Has Not Been Cleaned Very Well At All, There Is Dust In Every Slot or Crack And There Is A Lot Of Scratches On The Case. The Best Part The Controller Looks New. I Guess I Was Expecting to Much Maybe ?
Other Thoughts: It Does Work As It Should
Reviewed By:N/A,1/22/2015 5:29:39 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product less than 1 day.
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Categories > PS3 Systems > PlayStation > Sony Playstation 3 (CECHE01) 80 GB Game Console Backward Compatible with 1 Dual Shock Controller

Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2 partially works?
Pros: Maybe backwards compatible. haven't tried that yet
Cons: tried loading a downloaded version of burnout paradise I just bought at the ps store. ultimate version with all add ons. system shut off at the loading screen. Tried a disc version od the same game. "latest software found" installed. system shuts off at loading screen.
Reviewed By:voltron2010,1/22/2015 2:15:21 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product less than 1 day.
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