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PlayStation 3 Delivers No Sound and Lots of Fury

Our long-awaited 60GB PlayStation 3 arrived finally arrived earlier this month, though our initial experiences didn't quite live up to the hype.

Our long-awaited 60GB PlayStation 3 arrived finally arrived earlier this month, though our initial experiences didn’t quite live up to the hype.

A group of THG editors hooked up the PS3 to a 56-inch Samsung HD television with 1080p, even though Resistance: Fall of Man only supported 720p. The game still provided a great picture, but te PS3 HDMI connnection couldn't deliver the audio.

A group of THG editors hooked up the PS3 to a 56-inch Samsung HD television with 1080p, even though Resistance : Fall of Man only supported 720p. The game still provided a great picture, but te PS3 HDMI connnection couldn’t deliver the audio.

Resistance: Fall of Man is the PS3's biggest and most successful launch title, but the cliched shooter leaves a lot to be desired.

Resistance : Fall of Man is the PS3’s biggest and most successful launch title, but the cliched shooter leaves a lot to be desired.

The single player compaign is tedious, but the multiplayer co-op and death matches help make Resistance a decent game, though not quite the killer app that some expected.

The single player compaign is tedious, but the multiplayer co-op and death matches help make Resistance a decent game, though not quite the killer app that some expected.

The PS3's HDMI connector provides some stunning visuals on HD televisions, but more than a few people have had audio issues with the next console and had to use the digital optical audio cable for sound.

The PS3’s HDMI connector provides some stunning visuals on HD televisions, but more than a few people have had audio issues with the next console and had to use the digital optical audio cable for sound.

The PS3's browser has been overhauled and now offers a number of new options and features.

The PS3’s browser has been overhauled and now offers a number of new options and features.

The PS3 browser looks user friendly, but setting up our PS3 took a while because of puzzling audio problems with the HDMI connection.

The PS3 browser looks user friendly, but setting up our PS3 took a while because of puzzling audio problems with the HDMI connection.

Despite the frustrating sound issues, once we started playing Resistance, the PS3 delivered a steady and impressive frame rate, thanks to Sony's Cell chip.

Despite the frustrating sound issues, once we started playing Resistance, the PS3 delivered a steady and impressive frame rate, thanks to Sony’s Cell chip.