Yeah I have the 60gb, I was concerned when Sony said no more backward compatibility, so I swooped one up.
Now I can see why they decided that though, with all the classics coming to the PSN or getting an HD treatment.
Sorry, to the point, of course the 60gb had an embedded Emotion chip and some hardware additions too(edge smoothing, and screen size) that must have helped SH2 & 3. The shadows and shading on SH3 looked especially nice on the PS3. I wish I could do some screens. This is also on a 720p HDTV. But games like FFX and XII don't look that great to me on the PS3, I would need to hook it up to an old CRT TV. I would imagine those FF's would be candidates for an HD upgrade. If they did anything with VII I would think it would be a full remake. I know MGS is getting some HD updates too. There I go, off the point again!!
In addition, as much as I love the atmosphere of the game, I hated trying like 57 doors and only three of them can be interacted with, and two of them are locked. WTF?
No thanks, finished the game on easy just to see the story.
 last time I played SH2 & SH3 on my PS3/HDTV they actually looked fine to me. Not so with ICO and SotC I think those games really needed an HD update. ICO really looked bad, and Shadow had that horrible frame rate.