Jun 18 2012
I wasn’t quite sure what to get my dad for Father’s Day this year, but after hearing him namedrop Netflix a few times, I made it my mission to hook him up. I perused the various ways I could get the streaming service to his TV. AppleTV is nice, but I’ve never used it, so it would be tough to teach him how to do so. An Xbox 360 slim would be a pretty sleek console, but I forgot that Xbox Live Gold, required for Netflix, costs an additional $50 a year which is complete bullshit. Also, the dashboard is so jammed up with ads now, he’d never find out where Netflix actually was.
That’s where PS3 comes in. It’s (relatively) cheap at only $250, and it’s like three flicks of the D-pad until you can get to Netflix after booting it up. My dad learned how to use it within minutes, and already found some racing documentary he wanted to watch. As for whether he’ll actually use it for more than a “Netflix machine” like I labeled it? I’m not sure, but I bet he’d go for some Gran Turismo, if not just watch the replay at the end.
Also, my dad now has a better PS3 than me. Mine’s only the 160GB, hah.
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