If in doubt, considering the cost of the PS3 is around $500CA IIRC, assuming you were going to buy a replacement... I'd consider it to be a trivial expense in comparison to buy a power adapter for the thing to work with the 110V grid in Canada, and even a PAL to NTSC video adapter. I wouldn't think it'd cost you more than $100CA for the both of them, so when you stack it up against the cost of a whole new PS3...
I'm just not sure if there's any kind of region locking on the PS3 as far as games go. I'm not sure if PAL games are only different in the language localizations or if the graphics are formatted differently for the PAL resolution over NTSC. That is something you'd want to look into as well, because if there is more than just a language localization difference, you'll have to import PAL games most likely.
Somehow I don't think this is the case, since the move to HDTV has resulted in some standard resolutions no matter where you go. So, I would think all PS3 and even Xbox 360 game graphics are done in a scalable graphics format instead of being designed with a specific resolution in mind. That would be the easiest way to support different resolutions like 720p and 1080i, not to mention economize disc space.
Honestly though, I think you'd have better luck on the Sony PlayStation forums. While you're over there, check the PlayStation website to see if there's a FAQ or something that might address this question.
Hi...I have a PAL 60GB PS3 which I purchased in Dubai. I will be moving to Canada soon, and I would like to know the following:
1. I've noticed that the details on the side of my PS3 says: "220-240V ~ 1.8A 50/60Hz". Will this power specification be a problem for me to use it in Canada since the power specification there is 110V? What do I need to take care for it to work in Canada?
2. Since the PS3 is PAL and if I purchase a regular SD TV in Canada, will there be any problems since the TVs are generally NTSC there?
Thanks in advance!