The PS3 uses the same connectors as the PS2, so if you plan on hooking the system up through anything other than HDMI, it is an easy swap. If you do plan on going the HDMI route, set up is just as easy as plugging in one wire. There's a hard power switch at the back of the system. The actual power switch is a little odd at first. It’s not a button, but more like a pad that detects the weight of your finger and powers on if the weight is there long enough.
After the initial boot up, the first thing you do is set up the date and input your system ID, after which you’re greeted to one of the more dramatic system start-up screens. The PS3 interface should be familiar to anyone who owns a PSP. Everything is set up in the familiar crossbar system and arranged in categories. After cycling through the various applications, including music management, the PlayStation Store and Internet options, we were prompted to update the system. It took about 8 - 10 minutes to download and install the update – then it was on to movies and games.