First time Playstation 3 Owner - few questions

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Found 14th Apr 2010
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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Playstations suck. People just buy them because it's Sony ;-)

Original Poster

master_chief;8364718

Playstations suck. People just buy them because it's Sony ;-)



xbox 360 owner by anychance ?

bargaincrazy09;8364752

xbox 360 owner by anychance ?



what gives you that idea?

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bargaincrazy09;8364752

xbox 360 owner by anychance ?



Just trolling :thumbsup:

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.

Original Poster

ridgerama;8364802

all u need here http://www.avforums.com/forums/ps3/



Mallinersha;8364803

whats the difference between all the controllers ? Well the PS3 one … 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 systembest 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 1.3keep it lying down or standing up ? Standing up - gives more chance for the heat to get outcan i stream music from laptop to ps3? Yes, you must have windows media player 11whats 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 ?

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Mallinersha;8364803

whats the difference between all the controllers ? Well the PS3 one … 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 systembest 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 1.3keep it lying down or standing up ? Standing up - gives more chance for the heat to get outcan i stream music from laptop to ps3? Yes, you must have windows media player 11whats 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:

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

Mallinersha;8364803

can i stream music from laptop to ps3? Yes, you must have windows media … 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

bargaincrazy09;8364837

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



community.eu.playstation.com/

Original Poster

csiman;8364845

plus infamous, killzone 2keep it flat as air intake / exhaust vents are … plus infamous, killzone 2keep it flat as air intake / exhaust vents are on the sides :thumbsup:



keluar;8364852

HDMI cable is all the same to certain length. I think if it is over 5m, … 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 laptopPlayTV 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.

csiman;8364845

plus infamous, killzone 2keep it flat as air intake / exhaust vents are … plus infamous, killzone 2keep 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.

Original Poster

Mallinersha;8364896

http://community.eu.playstation.com/



trying to sign up now and it wont let me use my name for psn, can i change this later on ?

Mallinersha;8364951

I like to keep mine upright, if you've ever felt the bottom of the PS3 it … 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.

Oh and get Drakes Fortune, the first and the second. And if you've not had an Xbox, get Bioshock 1 and 2.

Is it normal for the ps3 to beep twice when you switch it off?

Play uncharted one & 2 Then sell it and buy an Xbox 360

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.

If you want to invest in a piece of overrated plastic then complete the following (think the above poster missed this bit off!):

lastlaststar;8365422

Play uncharted one & 2 Then sell it and buy an Xbox 360

master_chief;8364718

Playstations suck. People just buy them because it's Sony ;-)



bargaincrazy09;8364752

xbox 360 owner by anychance ?



MANJ_007;8364758

what gives you that idea?



It's an ironic post against DarkKnight, after many disputes between them

gimmeabargain;8365457

If you want to invest in a piece of overrated plastic then complete the … If you want to invest in a piece of overrated plastic then complete the following (think the above poster missed this bit off!):



Nope.

DragonChris;8366485

It's an ironic post against DarkKnight, after many disputes between them … It's an ironic post against DarkKnight, after many disputes between them



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

DarkKnight;8367106

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

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DarkKnight;8367106

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:

master_chief;8367613

Hilarious, I'm glad you can see I'm trolling in that first post, because … 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.

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DarkKnight;8367653

What are you smoking?Two completely different products and two completely … 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:

Children, behave.

@ OP- think most of your questions have been answered, but just to add:

you can get a cheapy hdmi here: amazon.co.uk/gp/…OUM

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

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DragonChris;8367806

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.

Original Poster

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

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bargaincrazy09;8367885

Haha, look at the trouble my thread is getting people into, i only wanted … 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



Yeah sorry to make a trolling first comment. It added nothing to your thread and I do apologise. genuinely

Original Poster

ele-font;8367810

@ OP- think most of your questions have been answered, but just to … @ 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=B000Q7BOUMcontrollers- Get dualshock 3'sgames- 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.

master_chief;8367829

Sorry. to be fair in his defence I get that I didn't mean my comments so … 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

Original Poster

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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bargaincrazy09;8425612

Gave in and ordered a slim lol, im terrible for things like this, should … 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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