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First time Playstation 3 Owner - few questions

bargaincrazy09 Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Going to keep this short and sweet

just bought a second hand ps3 and was wondering

whats the difference between all the controllers ?
how does the id work ? ie on xbox360 its a gamertag ?
best games to get ?
best hdmi cable?
keep it lying down or standing up ?
can i stream music from laptop to ps3?
whats the playtv ? can i record from my sky+ onto it ?

rep given obviously.
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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banned#1
Playstations suck. People just buy them because it's Sony ;-)
#2
master_chief
Playstations suck. People just buy them because it's Sony ;-)


xbox 360 owner by anychance ?
#3
bargaincrazy09
xbox 360 owner by anychance ?


what gives you that idea?
banned#4
bargaincrazy09
xbox 360 owner by anychance ?


Just trolling :thumbsup:
1 Like #5
1 Like #6
whats the difference between all the controllers ? Well the PS3 one sucks big time for FPS shooters is all I know..
how does the id work ? ie on xbox360 its a gamertag ? Same kind of system
best games to get ? Uncharted series, Motorstorm series, Resistance series and Little Big Planet.
best hdmi cable? Any - even cheap £1.99 ones as long as they are HDMI 1.3
keep it lying down or standing up ? Standing up - gives more chance for the heat to get out
can i stream music from laptop to ps3? Yes, you must have windows media player 11
whats the playtv ? can i record from my sky+ onto it ? No, PlayTV is a freeview adaptor - this turns the PS3 into a twin tuner PVR - it also upscles the freeview.
#7
ridgerama


Mallinersha
whats the difference between all the controllers ? Well the PS3 one sucks big time for FPS shooters is all I know..
how does the id work ? ie on xbox360 its a gamertag ? Same kind of system
best games to get ? Uncharted series, Motorstorm series, Resistance series and Little Big Planet.
best hdmi cable? Any - even cheap £1.99 ones as long as they are HDMI 1.3
keep it lying down or standing up ? Standing up - gives more chance for the heat to get out
can i stream music from laptop to ps3? Yes, you must have windows media player 11
whats the playtv ? can i record from my sky+ onto it ? No, PlayTV is a freeview adaptor - this turns the PS3 into a twin tuner PVR - it also upscles the freeview.


Rep added.

So is there a official playstation forum, like the one on xbox.com where you can log in with youre gamertag ?
banned#8
Mallinersha;8364803
whats the difference between all the controllers ? Well the PS3 one sucks big time for FPS shooters is all I know..
how does the id work ? ie on xbox360 its a gamertag ? Same kind of system
best games to get ? Uncharted series, Motorstorm series, Resistance series and Little Big Planet.
best hdmi cable? Any - even cheap £1.99 ones as long as they are HDMI 1.3
keep it lying down or standing up ? Standing up - gives more chance for the heat to get out
can i stream music from laptop to ps3? Yes, you must have windows media player 11
whats the playtv ? can i record from my sky+ onto it ? No, PlayTV is a freeview adaptor - this turns the PS3 into a twin tuner PVR - it also upscles the freeview.

plus infamous, killzone 2

keep it flat as air intake / exhaust vents are on the sides :thumbsup:
#9
HDMI cable is all the same to certain length. I think if it is over 5m, you should get a durable cable.
Lying flat or stand up is no different. Some argue standing is better for dissipating heat but obviously standing up is at risk of topple.
You can stream music to laptop
PlayTV is a digital freeview box with twin tuner, meaning you can watch one programme while recording another. No SKY unfortunately.
Bet game depends on your own taste. But Playstation exclusives are usually quite good. Otherwise, You can try Metal Gear Solid, Little Big Planet, Final Fantasy, Resistance series, Killzone 2, Heavy Rain etc.
ID is similar to gamertag.
Controllers are basically between the old Stock (Six Axis only) and The Dual Shock (Vibration and Six Axis)

Xbox 360 and PS3 have their own merits... I like both
#10
Mallinersha

can i stream music from laptop to ps3? Yes, you must have windows media player 11
.[/B]


Not really true,
you can use numerous media servers...
Tversity
PS3 Media Server
Vuze
Nero
#11
bargaincrazy09
Rep added.

So is there a official playstation forum, like the one on xbox.com where you can log in with youre gamertag ?


http://community.eu.playstation.com/
#12
csiman
plus infamous, killzone 2

keep it flat as air intake / exhaust vents are on the sides :thumbsup:


keluar
HDMI cable is all the same to certain length. I think if it is over 5m, you should get a durable cable.
Lying flat or stand up is no different. Some argue standing is better for dissipating heat but obviously standing up is at risk of topple.
You can stream music to laptop
PlayTV is a digital freeview box with twin tuner, meaning you can watch one programme while recording another. No SKY unfortunately.
Bet game depends on your own taste. But Playstation exclusives are usually quite good. Otherwise, You can try Metal Gear Solid, Little Big Planet, Final Fantasy, Resistance series, Killzone 2, Heavy Rain etc.
ID is similar to gamertag.
Controllers are basically between the old Stock (Six Axis only) and The Dual Shock (Vibration and Six Axis)

Xbox 360 and PS3 have their own merits... I like both


Rep added. Lbp seems to be the most talked about game, i must get this.
#13
csiman
plus infamous, killzone 2

keep it flat as air intake / exhaust vents are on the sides :thumbsup:


I like to keep mine upright, if you've ever felt the bottom of the PS3 it gets hot!

Standing on it's side means less of the PS3 is in contact with anything and further away from surface dust that gets sucked into the low vents.
#14


trying to sign up now and it wont let me use my name for psn, can i change this later on ?
#15
Mallinersha
I like to keep mine upright, if you've ever felt the bottom of the PS3 it gets hot!

Standing on it's side means less of the PS3 is in contact with anything and further away from surface dust that gets sucked into the low vents.


I understood it should be kept flat as well, so the air vents on either side couold BOTH work. I read it's the best way to prevent YLOD.
#16
Oh and get Drakes Fortune, the first and the second. And if you've not had an Xbox, get Bioshock 1 and 2.
#17
Is it normal for the ps3 to beep twice when you switch it off?
#18
Play uncharted one & 2 Then sell it and buy an Xbox 360
#19
It does that when it's trying to do something, i.e. finishing closing an application or something, after about 10-15 seconds it should turn off.
#20
If you want to invest in a piece of overrated plastic then complete the following (think the above poster missed this bit off!):

lastlaststar
Play uncharted one & 2 Then sell it and buy an Xbox 360
#21
master_chief
Playstations suck. People just buy them because it's Sony ;-)


bargaincrazy09
xbox 360 owner by anychance ?


MANJ_007
what gives you that idea?


It's an ironic post against DarkKnight, after many disputes between them ;)
#22
gimmeabargain
If you want to invest in a piece of overrated plastic then complete the following (think the above poster missed this bit off!):


Nope.
suspended#23
DragonChris
It's an ironic post against DarkKnight, after many disputes between them ;)


And the guy calls ME a troll! Lol, loving the irony.
#24
DarkKnight
And the guy calls ME a troll! Lol, loving the irony.


To be fair, his post was entirely sarcastic and a complete dig at you :p
banned#25
DarkKnight
And the guy calls ME a troll! Lol, loving the irony.


Hilarious, I'm glad you can see I'm trolling in that first post, because it's exactly what you said about the iPad and Apple, just changed product and company.

You've just admitted you were trolling in the other thread with your anti-Apple comments. You're just too easy, didn't think that would actually work :w00t:
suspended#26
master_chief
Hilarious, I'm glad you can see I'm trolling in that first post, because it's exactly what you said about the iPad and Apple, just changed product and company.

You've just admitted you were trolling in the other thread with your anti-Apple comments. You're just too easy, didn't think that would actually work :w00t:


What are you smoking?

Two completely different products and two completely different companies.
I never admitted i trolled because i stated my opinion.
You need to rethink a couple of things.
banned#27
DarkKnight
What are you smoking?

Two completely different products and two completely different companies.
I never admitted i trolled because i stated my opinion.
You need to rethink a couple of things.


You called me a troll for posting the exact same thing you did, which you deny as being a trolling comment. That much is blindingly obvious. I don't think you're smoking anything, just clearly delusional :roll:
#28
Children, behave.
1 Like #29
@ OP- think most of your questions have been answered, but just to add:

you can get a cheapy hdmi here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d.html/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/275-0094112-1433338?a=B000Q7BOUM

controllers- Get dualshock 3's

games- depends on your prefered genre but worth getting the exclusives mentioned above. (which btw in my opinion are better than 360's exclusives :p)

Assuming you've bought a Phat PS3, if you decide to keep it, I'd recommend exchanging for a slim (to avoid possible issues I.e YLOD)

Happy gaming :)
banned#30
DragonChris
Children, behave.


Sorry. to be fair in his defence I get that I didn't mean my comments so is maybe more troll like than his comments.

At the end of the day nobody can argue that if a brand new poster signed up and put what I did in the first post it would be seen as a trolling post. Just the same as his post on the iPad. He'll never admit that though.
#31
Haha, look at the trouble my thread is getting people into, i only wanted some advice lol. Anyway think i may have sealed a deal on little big planet & gta iv, going to go get fifa 09 from gamestation tommorow, get fifa 10 when i get paid, and hopefully some other deals will come along :D
banned#32
bargaincrazy09
Haha, look at the trouble my thread is getting people into, i only wanted some advice lol. Anyway think i may have sealed a deal on little big planet & gta iv, going to go get fifa 09 from gamestation tommorow, get fifa 10 when i get paid, and hopefully some other deals will come along :D


Yeah sorry to make a trolling first comment. It added nothing to your thread and I do apologise. genuinely :)
#33
ele-font
@ OP- think most of your questions have been answered, but just to add:

you can get a cheapy hdmi here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d.html/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/275-0094112-1433338?a=B000Q7BOUM

controllers- Get dualshock 3's

games- depends on your prefered genre but worth getting the exclusives mentioned above. (which btw in my opinion are better than 360's exclusives :p)

Assuming you've bought a Phat PS3, if you decide to keep it, I'd recommend exchanging for a slim (to avoid possible issues I.e YLOD)

Happy gaming :)


Thanks for that amazon link, ordered 3 and postage & packaging came to more than the cables lol.

Bought a Lg upscaling dvd player in November last year, and its been connected with those crappy white yellow red wires and been used around once. I dont expect these too be the best, but i hope there better than that rubbish wire. Rep added.
#34
master_chief
Sorry. to be fair in his defence I get that I didn't mean my comments so is maybe more troll like than his comments.

At the end of the day nobody can argue that if a brand new poster signed up and put what I did in the first post it would be seen as a trolling post. Just the same as his post on the iPad. He'll never admit that though.


*Shrugs*

Only one way to settle this...

http://www.mksecrets.net/images/mk3/mk3-glitch17.png

To be honest, I think the iPad is a load of overpriced crap too - crap in the sense that it is pointless, and overpriced due to a lack of functionality not worth the cost.

But that's my opinion - Mr Jobs is still laughing :p
#35
Gave in and ordered a slim lol, im terrible for things like this, should have went for slim in first place. Been looking around the net and it seems i cant take my data onto new hdd ? Like all my saves etc ?
#36
bargaincrazy09
Gave in and ordered a slim lol, im terrible for things like this, should have went for slim in first place. Been looking around the net and it seems i cant take my data onto new hdd ? Like all my saves etc ?

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