Over the past couple of days, there's been some theorizing regarding whether or not the use of unlicensed third party products will void a player's warranty. You gotta love those guys over at The Consumerist, who took it upon themselves to skim through the PS3's limited warranty statement:
(2) THE PRODUCT IS USED WITH PRODUCTS NOT SOLD OR LICENSED BY SCEA (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NON-LICENSED GAME ENHANCEMENT DEVICES, CONTROLLERS, ADAPTORS AND POWER SUPPLY DEVICES). YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS AND LIABILITIES ASSOCIATED WITH USE OF THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS.
Well, that answers that: I guess we'll just take the politician's approach of denying any wrongdoing if our third party products kill our system.
Using Non-Licensed Third Party Products DOES Void PS3 Warranty [Consumerist]