PS3 for Christmas - Advice
Ok, first of all I want to thank everyone for all their contributions to this site. It is amazing to see such a strong community at work.
As a newcomer to the PS3 scene, it is a bit overwhelming as to ALL the different options out there. So, I am asking for some guidance on what is the most foolproof direction to go.
I will be receiving a PS3 Slim for Christmas next week. My hope is to be able to have a USB loader like I do for my Wii. I have a 9 year old son and he and his friends have ruined more than a few of the games we have purchased, so I love being able to purchase the game, put in on the USB drive and putting the disc away for safe keeping.
I have read and see this is all possible with the PS3. I understand from reading that I need to make sure that no one upgrades the PS3 to any new firmware before I get started on y jailbreak. I need to verify that it is on FW version 3.5 or less to be able to work, correct.
Next, what is the simplest method to use. I have read every review on this site and seem to be leaning towards three options. The first being the PS3Yes-Pro. Second option is the E3 card reader, third I am looking at the PS3Key. Can anyone give me their real world advice. Which direction would you go? Realize my son and wife will need to be able to boot and use the solution easily.
What steps would you go through when starting with a new device? Any "Best Practice" advice you are willing to share? Just general guidance is welcome, I do not need someone to hold my hand, I just want someone to give me the general path. Something like "Buy the E3, go out and downgrade to the x.x firmware and you will be fine" should be enough direction to get me going.
I appreciate all the help and look forward to the thread.