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PS3 purchase from USA

Can anyone comment on the viability of purchasing a 60 or 80gb PS3 from the states please to get full PS1 &2 back compatable.
Have read that the voltage difference can be accomodated, But what about compatability with our PAL tv etc.
Anyone forsee any relevant issues please comment.
Regards K.

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Re: PS3 purchase from USA

I can answer the first part of the que. They don't make a 60 gb anymore, they only make 40gb,and 80gb, the 80gb is the only backward capable!

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