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3D on Sony KDL46NX720 through PS3 and external HDD

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Thread Starter 
Hi

I hope some of you experts can help me.

I have a Sony KDL46NX720, a PS3 and a 1TB external HDD and want to store my 3D Blu Ray movies as MKV files on the HDD, so I can play them through the PS3 on the TV without needing the discs. I have tried to look for solutions online, but seems to be a problem to get it to work?

Do you guys know if I can connect the hard drive to the PS3 and play the 3D MKV-files in a way that my Sony TV will understand the signal?

Would be nice with this setup, so I can bring the HDD to my summer house, where I also have a PS3 and the same TV, plus my wife don't wan't all my CD's, DVD's and Blu Ray's in the living room smile.gif
post #2 of 5
The PS3 does not support MKV, so it won't play the 3D Blu-ray movies on your HDD. It will, however, play .ts and .m2ts files off a HDD, so your standard Blu-rays and DVDs should work just fine. To play 3D Blu-ray rips from a HDD, you would need to save the BDs as .iso images which a specialized streamer (such as the Mede8er MED600X3D) can use.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
But can a PS3 read a 1 terabyte Hdd drive with ISO files? Read something about that it has to be formatted as fat32.
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Originally Posted by GEDEN View Post

But can a PS3 read a 1 terabyte Hdd drive with ISO files? Read something about that it has to be formatted as fat32.

That is true...an external HDD must be formatted as FAT32 in order for the PS3 to use it. To get around that limitation, several firmware revisions ago I used the console's web browser to download files larger than 8GB to a 500GB HDD I had installed in my PS3, but I don't believe the latest firmwares support this. BTW, below are the currently supported file formats:

Memory Stick Video Format
- MPEG-4 SP (AAC LC)
- H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC LC)
- MPEG-2 TS(H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, AAC LC)
MP4 file format
- H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC LC)
MPEG-1 (MPEG Audio Layer 2)
MPEG-2 PS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AAC LC, AC3(Dolby Digital), LPCM)
MPEG-2 TS(MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AC3(Dolby Digital), AAC LC)
MPEG-2 TS(H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, AAC LC)
AVI
- Motion JPEG (Linear PCM)
- Motion JPEG (μ-Law)
AVCHD (.m2ts / .mts)
DivX
WMV
- VC-1(WMA Standard V2)
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the reply.

Will see if I can find some software that can bypass fat32's 32gb limit. I already found some, but it is for Windows, and we only have Mac's in our house, so I will keep on looking.
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