After 1 1/2 years as a loyal XBoxer, my fiance finally broke down and got me a PS2 for my birthday. Ah yes, I can finally endulge in some GTA. Turns out, she bought it 5 months ago when a deal came along, and just gave it to me now. (mixed emotions) Anyway, I tested a DVD, a CD, and about three games a friend lent to me. SO far, so good. I'm excited to buy GTAVC. Never thought I'd have two consoles from the same generation. A few questions: 1. Is it bad to stand the unit on end? 2. Is it better to keep the unit in stand-by, or power-off? Stand-by would be on for a day to three days at a time. 3. Third-party memory cards O.K.? Damn, no hard drive. Thanks!