I am an Ex-PAt in Japan. I bought a Wii just to find it was not region free and only in Japanese. We had it only a week, then exchanged it for a PS3 because it is region free and in English. We brought home the PS3 and hooked it up with HDMI, eventually figured out how to turn it on (Power switch on back and front. I was an XBOX kid ) and....Nothing!! THe light turned green and nothing. We reset and tried again and it worked, but froze in the middle of set up. We reset and again, and it turned on, beeped 3 times and flashed red like it was overheating. I googled the problem and found it is common! Was it really worth that much money!!?? (even though we saved a bit ) We are going to try again, and if it happens again, I may be an XBOX kid. Again UPDATE: My PS3 is working great now! Share your most favourite games!