having recieved this console from play very recently the first thing i found was that it DOES have the additional heat sink and a HDMI port. its a really great console and has performed perfectly, with the best games library currently available this is a great buy, especially at such a low price. i already own a wii so for me it was this or the ps3 as a hardcore gaming unit and im very pleased i picked this console. i gave it four stars as you have to pay for live which is a bit of a pain in the neck but at less than ten pence per day it is more reliable than the ps3's alternative network. ive always been a sony guy and owned the ps1, ps2, psp etc. but i wasnt willing to pay the high price for a ps3 with a lacking library of overpriced games, a shortage of exclusives and what is for me at the moment a useless blue ray drive. i will miss metal gear solid but... its just not worth £425 to me! for those of you with alot of spare cash, a large blu ray collection, and a huge 1080p TV perhaps the ps3 is the way to go, for the rest of us i would suggest the 360!