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PS3 HELP REQUIRED-NEED TO KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!

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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Hi im going to buy a ps3 40 gig most likely, 1st question:

1) can i buy a cheap usb sd card reader so i can stick sd cards in like the old 60 gig?
2) How hard is it to upgrade the hard drive?
3) How can I play downloaded High def material-ie MKV?
4) Can i connect a EXternal Hard drive?
5) What Amp can I use to experience PROPER DOLBY DIGITAL SOUND OR DTS MA?
6_) ANYThing else i should know?!
7) ANY ESSENTIAL GAMES OR ACCESSORIES ANY SPECIFIC BLUE RAYS?
should i get PRO evo 08=fifa 08, TIME CRISIS 4?

I have a massive CEX voucher so i am not spending a great deal!
By the way im getting the ps3 from CEX!
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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Cheapest price for an Amp is the Yamaha DSP-AX761which can receive audio over HDMI, so you can let your PS3 decode Dolby TrueHD or DTS MA. Currently hard to find stock of this amp though. Let me know if you find it in stock as I am after one!
#2
1) can i buy a cheap usb sd card reader so i can stick sd cards in like the old 60 gig?
2) How hard is it to upgrade the hard drive?
3) How can I play downloaded High def material-ie MKV?
4) Can i connect a EXternal Hard drive?
5) What Amp can I use to experience PROPER DOLBY DIGITAL SOUND OR DTS MA?
6_) ANYThing else i should know?!

1 Yes, just plug it in.
2 It's easy, take off the sidepanel, undo the screws, et voila
3 Not too sure on this, you can play AVI and MPG and WMV though.
4 Yes
5 as above
6 You can't play PS2 games?
a Can play PS1 games.
b Matt silver on the faceplate instead of shiney.
#3
hi tomm and heaverton thats pretty good! il add rep 4 both, not fussed abt ps2 games, i have a ps2 already, just want to get a good amp, il try my local richer sounds, so if i get that amp i can get hd quality?!
#4
You should do, especially with the new sound update which came out the other month.
#5
HI roadie. Yes, if you get that Yamaha, you can let your PS3 do the decoding and send LPCM audio over HDMI to the Amp. The amp will then output lovely DTS MA or Dolby TrueHD (Both lossless formats). The alternative is to buy a more expensive amp that can decode these formats, but that's a waste of money when the PS3 can already decode them. Hope this makes sense.
#6
hi heavertron i phoned richersounds, they hardly have them, leicester has 1 and im in manchester!although
#7
im not in a major rush to get one straight away, I am getting the ps3 cheap!!
#8
t0mm
1) can i buy a cheap usb sd card reader so i can stick sd cards in like the old 60 gig?
2) How hard is it to upgrade the hard drive?
3) How can I play downloaded High def material-ie MKV?
4) Can i connect a EXternal Hard drive?
5) What Amp can I use to experience PROPER DOLBY DIGITAL SOUND OR DTS MA?
6_) ANYThing else i should know?!


1) yes i have just that
2)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B1mQ21XXLE i followed this to install my 120gb took about 2minutes
3)im not sure... it play 99.9% divx files so if you have a high def divx you could do it like that not sure what MKV is.... sorry.
4)yep did it to nick my mates movies
5)how much are you looking to pay? id get a 5.1 or 7.1 with optical input for best audio

6) as you seem to know abit about computers, you can install linux or windows xp on ur PS3.
b)you dont need to buy seperate batteries and a charger like 360 and wii controls
c)incase you didnt know PS3 is THE BEST bluray out at the moment and is the only Bluray player that is out that is version 2 compatible as the others dont have 1gb local storeage (see wiki)
d)music can be copied via USB stick/ex hdd unlike the 360 you have to burn an audio cd and then rip on to the console.
#11
as you seem to know abit about computers, you can install linux or windows xp on ur PS3. i dont know how to install linux!
rep added for both spartandavie will also add rep4u
#12
rep added!!
Now should i get a dual shock remote? What about games? Is there going to be any price cut?>!
#13
vixygwim;2058168
[3] No, must be converted into another container such as .mpg.

Some files will convert without transcoding, some will require it due to DTS audio for example which must be transcoded into AC3.

how should 1 do this? is it called mkv to vob and ive heard that the ps3 cannot handle sizes of more than 4 gig so how would i get a High def film on the ps3!
#14
ok im confused, i have no idea, i dont even know how to convert!
i think when i will get one i will ask for help!
#15
oh ok thats good news!
so you reckon its best to keep the internal 40 gig hard drive or get a bigger internal or an external whats easiest?!
#16
ah ok so you will be extending yours?
ps you reckon there is going to be a price drop?
whats a must have game for the ps3 and any blue ray films which look amazing/>
#17
lol! cheers i think il be getting a ps3 soon
#18
So any other tips from anyone?
Games, films to watch etc?!
#19
roadie
rep added!!
Now should i get a dual shock remote? What about games? Is there going to be any price cut?>!


Dual shock 3 is worth getting but DO i say DO keep an ordinary sixaxis! This is because the sixaxis is noticeably lighter for use in games that dont vibrate.

But i got my DS3 simply for car games, just doesnt feel right when you smash into a wall and dont get a shock.

Games can always be found new at £35 or less, ones that have been out a month or so about £30 then down to £15 for older games like Resistance: Fall of Man

But there are always deals so u can normally get games that just come out for around £30. Just not HUGE MAJOR ones like GTA and Metal Gear.

I got my White DS3 from eBay for £32.99 inc P&P. Delivered in about a week. Could get the eBay user id if u want it?

http://www.davie.me.uk/images/Photo-0140.jpg

http://www.davie.me.uk/images/Photo-0141.jpg
#20
roadie
So any other tips from anyone?
Games, films to watch etc?!


Games:
GTA4 - 9/10 (9/10 online)
Call Of Duty 4 - 8/10 (10/10 online)
Uncharted: Drakes Fortune - 10/10
Burnout Paradise - 9/10 (10/10 as best car game online with cam features)
The online games all have mic features (obviously and Burnout has a feature with the EyeToy or PlaystationEye that when someone takes u out it does a mug shot, i think its quality to be honest)

Downloadable Games From PlayStation Store:
Pixel Junk: Monsters - 9/10
Super Stardust HD 8/10
High Velocity Bowling 7.5/10

*EDIT*
Forgot bout films, i only have one BluRay, thats Superbad which is hilarious i do recommend, also i recommend getting Men in Black when in comes to BluRay as it will be Version 2 so you get lots of cool features (see wiki for BluRay Live)
#21
vixygwim
The PS3 can handle files larger than 4GB if copied to the internal HD.


Yes it can as one of the updates, think it was like 2.20 (month or so ago) enabled it
#22
roadie
So any other tips from anyone?
Games, films to watch etc?!


check out this site for your films - gives a pretty good idea what to look for
http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/reviews_overall.html
:thumbsup:
#23
roadie
So any other tips from anyone?
Games, films to watch etc?!


buy a 360

*runs away*
#24
t0mm;2057969
1) can i buy a cheap usb sd card reader so i can stick sd cards in like the old 60 gig?
2) How hard is it to upgrade the hard drive?
3) How can I play downloaded High def material-ie MKV?
4) Can i connect a EXternal Hard drive?
5) What Amp can I use to experience PROPER DOLBY DIGITAL SOUND OR DTS MA?
6_) ANYThing else i should know?!

1 Yes, just plug it in.
2 It's easy, take off the sidepanel, undo the screws, et voila
3 Not too sure on this, you can play AVI and MPG and WMV though.
4 Yes
5 as above
6 You can't play PS2 games?
[SIZE=7][COLOR=red]a Can play PS1 games.[/COLOR][/SIZE]
b Matt silver on the faceplate instead of shiney.

is that true ??? i love internation track and field, this has made my week if i can play this game on my ps3 !! just need to buy it, anyone have it ??
#25
roadie
ah ok so you will be extending yours?
ps you reckon there is going to be a price drop?
whats a must have game for the ps3 and any blue ray films which look amazing/>


CEX have some cheap PS3 games at the moment as nipped in their today, apparantly into the blue is suppose to look very good on blu ray with all the vivid colours

motorstorm - £10
resistance - £12
#26
big_anth
is that true ??? i love internation track and field, this has made my week if i can play this game on my ps3 !! just need to buy it, anyone have it ??


Yes ....BUT it's PS3 model, Firmware Version and actual Game that determins if it works or not.

Check here :

http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/CompatibleStatus

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