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post #17251 of 32083
Guys, I tried search, but came up with nothing... Does the newest firmware apply to older, 20GB PS3? Will it then decode advanced audio?

Thanks,

Kris
post #17252 of 32083
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Originally Posted by k.berger View Post

Guys, I tried search, but came up with nothing... Does the newest firmware apply to older, 20GB PS3? Will it then decode advanced audio?

I believe it will, yes.
post #17253 of 32083
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Originally Posted by k.berger View Post

Guys, I tried search, but came up with nothing... Does the newest firmware apply to older, 20GB PS3? Will it then decode advanced audio?

Thanks,

Kris

i can confirm this. I have the 20GB one. I upgraded and have had no problems whatsoever. DTS-HD-Ma rocks.
post #17254 of 32083
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Originally Posted by bplewis24 View Post

Sounds like the PS3 is bitstreaming the DD5.1 track which it defaults to. You'd have to change to the TrueHD track on the Blu-ray. Either hit the "Audio" button til TrueHD (via PCM) shows up or find it in the menu somewhere (haven't looked up the menu in a while).

Brandon

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Originally Posted by paul? View Post

My first day with the PS3 it took me a few minutes to realize that even if I had the PS3 set correctly, I still had to go to the audio menu on many blu-rays and choose the correct soundtrack.

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Originally Posted by [/quote] View Post

Yeah, that's been the same way since the beginning of DVDs. I remember always having to check the "Languages" menu to make sure that DD was selected instead of 2 channel. Now I check to make sure an advanced codec is selected.

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Originally Posted by JayMan007 View Post

If you have the BT remote, you can press info, to see what it's set to, then the audio button and cycle through tracks.

probably also a way to do this with the controller.

Thanks
Now the audio button works as advertised. TruHD is awesome from I am Legend. Night and day compared to S301 that lacks latest HD audio and takes forever to start. First time after 4 years my theater really sounds and feels like one. My son's Call of Duty 4 also sounds better compared to Xbox Elite's Call of Duty 4 but I do not know why.
post #17255 of 32083
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Originally Posted by bommai View Post

i can confirm this. I have the 20GB one. I upgraded and have had no problems whatsoever. DTS-HD-Ma rocks.

Thanks, that's excellent news! ,

Kris
post #17256 of 32083
I know this must have been covered but I don't have the time to search 577 pages. The controller can operate the blue-ray drive on the PS3, right? Does the manual give the corresponding keys? Is purchasing the remote absolutely necessary?

Thanks in advance.
post #17257 of 32083
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I know this must have been covered but I don't have the time to search 577 pages. The controller can operate the blue-ray drive on the PS3, right?

As mentioned in the first post...yes.
post #17258 of 32083
Duh....Ok-read the original post. Still have the main question; in your opinion, is it necessary to buy the remote or is it ok to use the controller. Just wondering if most of the people here use the controller or the remote for bd playback.
post #17259 of 32083
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Originally Posted by StuJac View Post

Duh....Ok-read the original post. Still have the main question; in your opinion, is it necessary to buy the remote or is it ok to use the controller. Just wondering if most of the people here use the controller or the remote for bd playback.

I've very happy with the controller, I will not be spending the money on the remote.

It's all opinion, tho. Some people might hate using the controller, and in that case the remote could be bought for a very low price.
post #17260 of 32083
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Originally Posted by StuJac View Post

Duh....Ok-read the original post. Still have the main question; in your opinion, is it necessary to buy the remote or is it ok to use the controller. Just wondering if most of the people here use the controller or the remote for bd playback.

The advantage of the game controller is you can do everything by feel in the dark, and never need to look down at it. It does take a little while to learn what all the buttons do though, so occasional users of your system might prefer the remote.
post #17261 of 32083
Right off the bat I purchased the Sony remote and used it for 1 day. The PS3 game controller is soooo much easier to operate in the dark. Just by feel you can operate so much better. I will be unloading my Sony remote soon.
post #17262 of 32083
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Originally Posted by StuJac View Post

Duh....Ok-read the original post. Still have the main question; in your opinion, is it necessary to buy the remote or is it ok to use the controller. Just wondering if most of the people here use the controller or the remote for bd playback.

I have the remote, much easier to navigate the menus and audio options as well. To me, it is a no-brainer
post #17263 of 32083
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Originally Posted by StuJac View Post

Duh....Ok-read the original post. Still have the main question; in your opinion, is it necessary to buy the remote or is it ok to use the controller. Just wondering if most of the people here use the controller or the remote for bd playback.

I bought the remote for family to use - and myself - I just found the controller a little confusing - but all this time I hated that fact that I now had to have two remotes - after all those years using my Harmony 880 for everything. Now that I have the IR2BT - I am back to one remote and loving it.
post #17264 of 32083
Not having any luck playing my home made movies made from my digital camera on my PS3. What are the exact steps needed to play movies made from my digital camera and them copy them to a USB memory stick and then play them on my PS3? HELP!!!!!
post #17265 of 32083
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Originally Posted by Greg.Ca View Post

Not having any luck playing my home made movies made from my digital camera on my PS3. What are the exact steps needed to play movies made from my digital camera and them copy them to a USB memory stick and then play them on my PS3? HELP!!!!!

For easiest results you'll want to have the proper file structure.

On the USB memory stick set up a folder like this:

PS3->VIDEO

All caps. One folder for PS3, then another folder for VIDEO. Otherwise you'll have to go to the USB memory stick in the "Video" section of the XMB and press "triangle" on the controller/remote and then select "display all." Then your files should show up, assuming they're in a supported format. What video codec is used for the video?

Brandon
post #17266 of 32083
I need an upgraded AV receiver with at least 3 HDMI inputs to replace an older unit. My PlayStation 3, Time Warner STB, and Oppo DVD player will all be connected with HDMI. I don't play games. The PS3 has just been upgraded to output the new audio formats such as DTS-HD Master in PCM format.

Is there any reason to having a receiver with the advanced formats decoding? I'm thinking all I need is 1080P HDMI switching. Will I be be missing anthing other than the audio format display on the receiver?
post #17267 of 32083
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Originally Posted by Audiguy3 View Post

I bought the remote for family to use - and myself - I just found the controller a little confusing - but all this time I hated that fact that I now had to have two remotes - after all those years using my Harmony 880 for everything. Now that I have the IR2BT - I am back to one remote and loving it.

So, how well does the IR2BT work?
I'm looking at that or the schmartz one...
I have a Harmony 890.
post #17268 of 32083
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Originally Posted by roybishop View Post

I need an upgraded AV receiver with at least 3 HDMI inputs to replace an older unit. My PlayStation 3, Time Warner STB, and Oppo DVD player will all be connected with HDMI. I don't play games. The PS3 has just been upgraded to output the new audio formats such as DTS-HD Master in PCM format.

Is there any reason to having a receiver with the advanced formats decoding? I'm thinking all I need is 1080P HDMI switching. Will I be be missing anthing other than the audio format display on the receiver?

You need a receiver that can fully process incoming MCH LPCM audio. That means whatever level of EQ, bass management, channel delay timings, etc. you need for your setup. The PS3 doesn't do any of that, your STB probably doesn't either.

Are there any AVR's that can do all that and that don't also have decoders for the advanced codecs? I think your question may be moot.
post #17269 of 32083
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Originally Posted by rdclark View Post

You need a receiver that can fully process incoming MCH LPCM audio. That means whatever level of EQ, bass management, channel delay timings, etc. you need for your setup. The PS3 doesn't do any of that, your STB probably doesn't either.

Are there any AVR's that can do all that and that don't also have decoders for the advanced codecs? I think your question may be moot.

I'd recommend buying one that decodes the advanced codecs because those can be had for $500-$800 and give you all the PCM handling you need.

You may want to look at the Onkyo TX-SR606 that is coming out in the next couple weeks. It will sell for around $450, has 4-HDMI inputs and should do exactly what you're after.
post #17270 of 32083
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Originally Posted by JayMan007 View Post

So, how well does the IR2BT work?
I'm looking at that or the schmartz one...
I have a Harmony 890.

I have the IR2BT with my 890 and I love it. It does everything that the Sony Remote does... the IR2BT and probably the Schmartz device are just converters. They simply convert IR codes to BT so they can only do as much as the available IR codes will allow them.
post #17271 of 32083
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Originally Posted by Bugg77 View Post

I'd recommend buying one that decodes the advanced codecs because those can be had for $500-$800 and give you all the PCM handling you need.

You may want to look at the Onkyo TX-SR606 that is coming out in the next couple weeks. It will sell for around $450, has 4-HDMI inputs and should do exactly what you're after.

+1

btw, check out this thread about AVRs w/o the decoding ability... i tried to stir the pot.
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1022151
post #17272 of 32083
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Originally Posted by JayMan007 View Post

So, how well does the IR2BT work?
I'm looking at that or the schmartz one...
I have a Harmony 890.

It's great - even turns on and off the PS3 - It is what I have been waiting for. Suggest you buy the additional power supply with it- did not realize the unit did not come with them - so I am on battery power now waiting on the shipment to arrive for the cable and supply (today)
post #17273 of 32083
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Originally Posted by Bugg77 View Post

I have the IR2BT with my 890 and I love it. It does everything that the Sony Remote does... the IR2BT and probably the Schmartz device are just converters. They simply convert IR codes to BT so they can only do as much as the available IR codes will allow them.

I purchased a NYKO Bluwave IR remote at a very reasoable prive on ebay. It worked great. The only thing it won't do that the Sony BT remote will is turn the unit on and eject the disk. Truth be told, the only reason I purchased it was so I could have my Pronto TSU7000 touch screen learn the codes and incorporate it into my single Home Theater remote.
post #17274 of 32083
I'm picking up a new in box PS3 (40 gig) with extra controller, Spiderman movie and a game (unknown) for 350 from craigslist. The guy won it in a raffle. I know from previous posts that the controller can only charge through usb but someone said they could charge theirs from their computer versus plugging it into the PS3. My question is; can I use my usb wall charger from my ipod to charge the controllers?

Thanks
post #17275 of 32083
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Originally Posted by StuJac View Post

I'm picking up a new in box PS3 (40 gig) with extra controller, Spiderman movie and a game (unknown) for 350 from craigslist. The guy won it in a raffle. I know from previous posts that the controller can only charge through usb but someone said they could charge theirs from their computer versus plugging it into the PS3. My question is; can I use my usb wall charger from my ipod to charge the controllers?

Thanks

Congrats. Sounds like a good deal. I need to sell my 80G and get a 40G. The 80 is just too loud for me.

Yes, you can use your mini USB wall charger to charge the controller.
post #17276 of 32083
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Originally Posted by StuJac View Post

I'm picking up a new in box PS3 (40 gig) with extra controller, Spiderman movie and a game (unknown) for 350 from craigslist. The guy won it in a raffle. I know from previous posts that the controller can only charge through usb but someone said they could charge theirs from their computer versus plugging it into the PS3. My question is; can I use my usb wall charger from my ipod to charge the controllers?

Thanks

Yep, it works fine.
post #17277 of 32083
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Originally Posted by JayMan007 View Post

So, how well does the IR2BT work?
I'm looking at that or the schmartz one...
I have a Harmony 890.

I've got my Beta test of the schmartz and a Harmony 880 - works just great. I imagine it works just like the IR2BT once you get the Buttons/PS2 and PS3 keys mapped right. I've just moved a mini-usb cable to my DirecTv box and the device stays powerd. You don't even notice it in the home theater set-up. The devices work just like the other poster reported. They just convert IR to BT signals.

For those interested there now seem to be 4 players to the IR to BT converters. See thread. (Note title reflects 2, but I can't change that, and a 4th was added in a later post and I haven't yet updated the first post).
post #17278 of 32083
Does anyone know if I can connect an external hard drive full of ripped music & photos to PS3 via USB then access that content directly though the PS3? Easy to do? Limitations? Better approach?

TIA.
post #17279 of 32083
I'm sure this has been posted somewhere but hoping someone (if not answering) can point me in the right direction.

I currently have my PS3 40G hooked up to my Sammy 4671f via HDMI. I then have audio hooked up from the PS3 to my aging Onkyo TX-SR803 via optical. The TX-SR803 is hooked up to 5.1 speakers. Since I have my PS3 hooked up directly via HDMI to the Sammy I get to use all the video features (DeepColor, 1080p/24, etc.). However, since I have only optical to the receiver I get only 640kbps audio via Dolby Digital or DTS. IF I hook up the PS3 to the Onkyo via HDMI I can get uncompressed LPCM BUT I have to run video at 1080i (max on that Onkyo) and can't use DeepColor, 1080p/24, etc.

For those that have a proper setup, is it worth investing the $1k+ on an updated receiver so I can use LPCM over HDMI as opposed to bitstream over optical? It sounds good to me but not sure if I'm missing a lot. I was thinking of replacing the TX-SR803 with the TX-SR875 but want to research before plopping down $1k+.

Thanks in advance.
post #17280 of 32083
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Originally Posted by Audiguy3 View Post

It's great - even turns on and off the PS3 - It is what I have been waiting for. Suggest you buy the additional power supply with it- did not realize the unit did not come with them - so I am on battery power now waiting on the shipment to arrive for the cable and supply (today)

Looks like it would work with a (mini) USB cable?

If so, I'd probably use a USB off of my STB since it has power all the time.

Did you order one of these?
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
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