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post #31951 of 32083
Well we could be up that well know creek without a paddle, what else is new.
post #31952 of 32083
What everyone fails to remember is Logitech BOUGHT Harmony : so selling it would be the same as when Logitech acquired them. I have a Harmony remote before Logitech acquired them. I can't see another company not interested in this 'piece'.
post #31953 of 32083
Hi All,

Just got a PS3 slim and hooked up to my very old Sony CRT HDTV. Not sure the model, but it only uses component cables (no HDMI) and only outputs at 1080i and 480i/p.

My issue is that the video quality of dvds and blu rays doesn't seem to be very good. There's lots of moire effect/aliasing (opening scene of The Dark Knight shimmers all over the place). I have another stand alone blu ray player - an old Sony from 08 or so, and the old Sony has none of this moire effect/aliasing on TDK and old DVDs are much sharper than when played on the PS3. In fact, the old Sony blu ray player only looks like the PS3 when I set the video output to 480.

I've uncheck everything in the video output setting on the PS3 except for 1080i. I've also messed with the different individual settings, but the crazy moire effect/lesser quality video is still there.

On top of that, Netflix streaming looks amazing and have none of those issues.

I'm using the Monster Cable Sony licensed component cable.

Any thoughts/ideas would be appreciated.
post #31954 of 32083
dvd never upscales well for the fact you deal with 1.5 frame image, move on and up from there the best image will likely be 720p.. though image clipping will sill happen until you take out the 60fps and re-encode to 24fps

the shudder effect on bd's is most likely a buffer issue trying to decode 1080p source material.. i have noticed this on the lord of the rings trilogy on my sony 370 and ps3, also my toshiba bd player..

for dvd/bd playback whether it be sony ps3 or entry level bd players all use the same firmware revision.. so it is a moot point using the console as play back media source...


the many issues i had with my old ps2 phat on dvd playback made me shy away from me using it as a dvd player, as good as dvd/bd is a great feature to have on a console like the ps3 I find if you don't want any play back issues you be better using a stand alone bd player to playback bd's and using a separate dvd player using either using component or s-video to playback dvd source material,,,
Edited by mystic_sniper28 - 2/8/13 at 10:58am
post #31955 of 32083
Beginner..
Have PS3 slim..
Onkyo 706 TX AVR

What should my settings/config be for audio settings on ps3 Media Server..

I stream alot of mkv and mp4 movies, and seem to get varying results..


thanks
post #31956 of 32083
Any chance the Sony CRT has a DVI input? I have a Sony KV-32HS510 and use a HDMI to DVI cable.
post #31957 of 32083
I rented Men In Black 3 from Canadian Redbox. When I put it in my PS3 it said I had to perform a system update before I can play it. After the update, the PS3 refused to play the disc, giving me the message "To play this BD, you must renew the encryption key. Perform a system software update to renew the encryption key".

When I checked the system software, it said 3.65. I only had 3 other blu-rays at the cabin, Ratatouille, Social Network & the Dark Knight. None of them will now play, all giving me the same encryption key message.

I am wondering how I should proceed. Should I put the latest software upgrade on USB stick, and apply that? Or will it just make things worse? In any case, I am going to send an email to redbox expressing my displeasure that their disc effectively broke the machine.
post #31958 of 32083
Hey

I am currently looking for a good bluray player. I just bought a 55inch Sony HX-950 full led. and a Onkyo 515 receiver.
I am currently able to get a ps3 ultra slim and the sony BDP-S790 both for around 200 euro's here in the Netherlands.

A friend of mine recommended the PS3, mainly because I would enjoy the idea to get the bonus of trying out some ps3 exclusives (I am a pc gamer smile.gif). but I am still doubting because I noticed that some forums tell about a picture quality difference.

The most important thing for me is the best 2d and 3d picture quality. and that its good enough to get the best sound preformance out of my receiver.
I dont really care about DVD upscaling or any services that dont add any value when watching a blu ray.
even if the player has a slight PQ edge over the ps3 then I am willing to consider a standalone.

Thank you biggrin.gif
post #31959 of 32083
So the PS4 has been mostly announced. Anyone thinking, like me, that it might be time to upgrade? The upgrade itch gets worse....

Seggers
post #31960 of 32083
I think we need to wait until additional details surface - I'll probably be getting it as a gaming console. But as a blu-ray player? Nothing was mentioned about its playback capabilities i.e. 4K, 3D, etc.
post #31961 of 32083
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Originally Posted by tezster View Post

I think we need to wait until additional details surface - I'll probably be getting it as a gaming console. But as a blu-ray player? Nothing was mentioned about its playback capabilities i.e. 4K, 3D, etc.
They did release those specs. It will play BD and be 4K pass-thru.
post #31962 of 32083
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Originally Posted by Wryker View Post

They did release those specs. It will play BD and be 4K pass-thru.

I would consider upgrading to the PS4 if they will improve the media center GUI. Needs some "user friendly" tweaks. If they overhaul the interface, I might be sold...regardless of gaming potential.
post #31963 of 32083
Let's see:

My PS3 40GB is, what, 5 years old now? Incredibly, it's the oldest component in my media system. I play a few games, but mostly it's a BD player and media streamer.

I have no interest in social gaming. No interest in 3D video.

At this point, not being a real gamer, nearly all of the functionality of my PS3 is already duplicated by other, much les expensive devices like my Roku, my Oppo BDP-80, my Pioneer AVR, and my iPad.

At the likely costt of a PS4, along with its likely lack of a critical role in the media system, I would probably just give up on the platform, and just keep the PS3 (and buy a refurb if necessary if mine ever breaks down) for the games I already own.

When I bought the PS3 it was a bargain. For BD playback, for streaming, as a network player, it was ahead of its time and the gaming was a bonus I didn't really care about that much. But now it looks like the revolution is over, and there's nothing comparable for the PS4 to do.
post #31964 of 32083
Guy;s when I started up my PS 3 today it stated to get the latest software update, it must just came up today yesterday it did not said anything question: does anyone know what the update is about??? everything is running smoothly so far? so did not update as of today.
post #31965 of 32083
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Guy;s when I started up my PS 3 today it stated to get the latest software update, it must just came up today yesterday it did not said anything question: does anyone know what the update is about??? everything is running smoothly so far? so did not update as of today.

Card reader support and "stability" improvements.
post #31966 of 32083
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Originally Posted by bradman View Post

Card reader support and "stability" improvements.



Thanks
post #31967 of 32083
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Guy;s when I started up my PS 3 today it stated to get the latest software update, it must just came up today yesterday it did not said anything question: does anyone know what the update is about??? everything is running smoothly so far? so did not update as of today.

Did they possibly add Dolby True HD playback from 3D BD titles? It currently only outputs legacy DD from a 3D BD. They had an update last year to allow DTS-HD MA from 3D BD titles. Before that it only output legacy DTS. I'll need to check it out.
post #31968 of 32083
So I think the HDD is dying in my phat. The give away was the little message that came up saying that it thought files were corrupt and that a restart and scan were in order....

However, it never shut down and scanned. The screen went half baked and I had to cycle it. Hard resets (loosing all settings), power unplugged for 30 mins etc didn't seem to get it to go again. I did manage to get it to get into the menu system once, but then it froze again.

Thankfully, all I use the PS3 for is to stream from the PC and BDs. I didn't loose anything, other than the settings.

So my question is thus: Should I go to BB and get a standard laptop HDD, or should I try and reformat this one and see if it recovers?

Seggers
post #31969 of 32083
Reformatting the existing drive (or attempting to at least) certainly won't hurt at this point, if you haven't done it by now.
post #31970 of 32083
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Originally Posted by Bill C. View Post

Reformatting the existing drive (or attempting to at least) certainly won't hurt at this point, if you haven't done it by now.

I would have loved to. I even bought a new HDD to try. Turns out the unit itself is DoA. I was on the phone with tech support and we were trying to get it into safe mode, with no luck.

I'm expecting a little FedEx coffin, err box, and a newly refurbed replacement. At about 5 years old now, I would have hoped for more but the cat does get behind the thing (some sort of barrier is now in order) and I wonder if she knocked the HDMI cable which caused the unit issues.

Seggers
post #31971 of 32083
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Originally Posted by seggers View Post

I would have loved to. I even bought a new HDD to try. Turns out the unit itself is DoA. I was on the phone with tech support and we were trying to get it into safe mode, with no luck.

I'm expecting a little FedEx coffin, err box, and a newly refurbed replacement. At about 5 years old now, I would have hoped for more but the cat does get behind the thing (some sort of barrier is now in order) and I wonder if she knocked the HDMI cable which caused the unit issues.

Seggers
I had the first version of the PS3 (Fat, PS2 compatible, etc) and got it right when it came out (>5 years ago). About a year ago it died frown.gif So I paid to get it repaired and, by checking the serial number, they were able to repair it and I got 'mine' back. Less then 3 months later (literally 87 days - warranty runs out at 90) it died again. Paid to get it repaired (they offered both times to send me a refurbed slim for $10 less but I wanted the backwards compatibility, multiple usb ports, etc) and this time got a different FAT PS3.

Unfortunately I haven't touched it in MONTHS so I hope it continues to work. My goal is to FINALLY start playing some games this weekend (LA Noire).
post #31972 of 32083
Does anyone know if the PS3 pays attention to the lip-sync data provided in HDMI 1.3 and later?

(BTW, I'm not saying that lip-sync data is good or bad...)

I suspect it does not, but I cannot find anything talking about this.

For example, say the PS3 gets HDMI EDID that say the progressive video has 50ms of latency and audio has 25ms of latency... will it adjust the output stream to make these match up?

Again, I doubt it messes with any bitstream data at all... but wanted to verify.
post #31973 of 32083
Anyone have thoughts on this?
post #31974 of 32083
No one needs or cares about lipsync it is outdated technology
post #31975 of 32083
My Fat 60gb backwards comparable PS3 no longer reads BDs. DVDs are fine. I tried cleaning laser with a BD cleaning disk but that didn't help. Any recommendations on what to do?
post #31976 of 32083
You can buy my old fat 60 that still works fine? biggrin.gif

Seriously though, your drive's probably bad. I'd look on ebay for a new drive.
post #31977 of 32083
There are plenty of fat 60s still working (mine is too), but you have to wonder how much longer they will last.
post #31978 of 32083
Well my fat 60 was purchased the week the PS3 came out and last year it 'died'. Paid to have it repaired and got 'mine' back. 87 days later it died again (90 day warranty on the repair!) so sent it in and paid to have it repaired. This time I got a 'different" fat 60. Hadn't played a game on it or watched a BD in almost a YEAR! This past weekend fired it up to finally start playing LA Noire....so far so good on this one....
post #31979 of 32083
What is the cost factor when fixing it, when comparing to a new one?????? My PS 3 believe is the second generation?????
post #31980 of 32083
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

What is the cost factor when fixing it, when comparing to a new one?????? My PS 3 believe is the second generation?????

Trying to remember but the offer was to get a fat one (the one I sent in) refurbed for $125 OR get a refurbed SLIM for $110 (something like that). If I wanted the SLIM it was @$10 less then the Fat but I wanted the extra USB ports and the PS2 backwards compatibility
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