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PS3 & HDMI Help needed!!

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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
Right, sorry for sounding stupid, but im going to buy my OH a PS3 for xmas. My question is our teles dont have HDMI ports. Am i still able to connect to our teles, or do I need to buy a new one before the Jan sales?????

Thanks,

Oh, and if any of you can recommend a full HD 42" tele please feel free to do so!!
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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The PS3 comes with component video/audio (yellow, red, white) cables, so yep, you can plug it in your nomal TV.

What's your budget for a TV?
40" TV's are more common than 42"s these days for some reason. Are you hell bent on a 42 or willing to go either way a bit?

Best bet is keep your eyes peeled on here for TV deals and see what everyone says about them.
#2
Yellow, Red & White is Composite + L/R audio. I'm not sure what cable the PS3 ships with I haven't looked.
#3
Thanks!! Would be nothing worse than not being able to play your xmas pressie!!!!
No not fussed on size really, 40" would be fine. Only got a 28" CRT type at the mo, so anything better than that!
Just want it to be full HD (1080 - am i right?) Was hoping around the £600 mark, but would need a stand.
#4
A HD Ready TV (720p) would do fine if you're working to a tight budget.
#5
where is the cheapest place for the hdmi cable (1.3 version I believe we are on)
#6
I have 720p, PS3 games look great.
#7
abomination
Yellow, Red & White is Composite + L/R audio. I'm not sure what cable the PS3 ships with I haven't looked.


Composite. Yes.

It comes with the PS3 connector to video + LR audio and a SCART adapter. Either plug the 3 cables into your TV directly or through a SCART socket.
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720p TV's are fine, However if your really intent on getting a 1080P, Then I can highly recommend Sony KDL40*4000. *either L, V or W (Higher the letter, Higher the spec). Think they all have the same internal screen and have great reviews.

I've got the KDL40L4000 and it's great.
#9
does anyone know the cheapest place to buy a hdmi cable?
#10
electriclinux
does anyone know the cheapest place to buy a hdmi cable?



Amazon 4p!! plus £1.99 postage!! :thumbsup:

i got one was shocked actually ezpected it to be carp but its brill gold ends the works!! :-D
#11
electriclinux
does anyone know the cheapest place to buy a hdmi cable?


I got a decent Philips cable from Tesco for £6.97.

They've got Value HDMI leads for About £4.97 but quality wasn't that good and thought I might as well pay a couple of quid more for the Philips cable.
#12
I thought only length (you need) was important as it is a digital signal ?
1 Like #13
loulou;3576994
Thanks!! Would be nothing worse than not being able to play your xmas pressie!!!!
No not fussed on size really, 40" would be fine. Only got a 28" CRT type at the mo, so anything better than that!
Just want it to be full HD (1080 - am i right?) Was hoping around the £600 mark, but would need a stand.


The Samsung LE40A55* TVs are going for under 550 pounds now, 1080p panel and decent televisions.

John
#14
Thanks for your help everyone!
Rep on its way!!!
banned#15
loulou;3576994
Thanks!! Would be nothing worse than not being able to play your xmas pressie!!!!
No not fussed on size really, 40" would be fine. Only got a 28" CRT type at the mo, so anything better than that!
Just want it to be full HD (1080 - am i right?) Was hoping around the £600 mark, but would need a stand.

why full HD? Are you going to sit 2-3 foot from the TV? :w00t:
#16
justb thought if you gonna buy, may as well by the best spec you can afford??
Been looking at the samsung - £550 amazon.
Tempted!!!
#17
shauneco
720p TV's are fine, However if your really intent on getting a 1080P, Then I can highly recommend Sony KDL40*4000. *either L, V or W (Higher the letter, Higher the spec). Think they all have the same internal screen and have great reviews.

I've got the KDL40L4000 and it's great.


They got this on amazon £550.
Decisions!!!
#18
loulou
They got this on amazon £550.
Decisions!!!


Not very clear in this thread, but you CAN play PS3 on your normal CRT TV, there are two options, the Red, Yellow, White connectors, or there is a socket included so that it plugs into SCART :thumbsup:
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loulou;3581365
justb thought if you gonna buy, may as well by the best spec you can afford??
Been looking at the samsung - £550 amazon.
Tempted!!!

dont get taken in by this 1080 rubbish. you wont notice any difference with a 720 set unless you plan on sitting very close (within 4 foot on a 42" TV). Actually, you will notice a big difference (the price!).

the people who say the opposite are also the ones saying spend a lot of money on an HDMI cable too :-D

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