quote: 1) ATRAC is not an alternative to MP3, it is a compression method used in MiniDisc players to eliminate the portions of the audio spectrum which the human ear cannot discern.
quote: 4) Do you remember when the PS2 came out? DVD players were still $300+ and many were very reluctant to buy one, however the PS2 came out and has been cited by many industry analysts as one of the driving forces behind the success of DVD. It has been stated by many of these same analysts that the same thing is expected to occur with the PS3.
quote: Wrong... there is already more than enough information on all 3 systems to be able to determine a fairly accurate estimation of their capabilities.
quote: I can't remember where I read it, but I do remember reading that the PS3 will utilize a liquid cooling system. The PS3 is being designed as an "always on" device so a liquid cooling system would have greater lifespan than a traditional air cooling system.