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post #2791 of 2912
I am having lag issues on my PS3. I set up the router myself, so I may have made some mistakes. Here is some information:


Comcast Cable modem
Netgear WGR614v8 Router (newest firmware) set to "G" only

1 PC connected via Ethernet (speedtest 21 mbps down, 6 up) -I used to get 30 down
1 Laptop PC connected via wireless (about 12 down, 3 up)
1 PS3 connected via wireless (varies from kbps to 14 down, kbps to 6 up)

Router is set up with WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES] security

I read online that I could make a static ip for my ps3. Would this be the next step or is there a better route to go? I would prefer to try the 'most secure' method first to see if anything improves.

I don't know anything about networking, so if you need more info, I can provide it.
post #2792 of 2912
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Originally Posted by bebop5 View Post

I am having lag issues on my PS3. I set up the router myself, so I may have made some mistakes. Here is some information:


Comcast Cable modem
Netgear WGR614v8 Router (newest firmware) set to "G" only

1 PC connected via Ethernet (speedtest 21 mbps down, 6 up) -I used to get 30 down
1 Laptop PC connected via wireless (about 12 down, 3 up)
1 PS3 connected via wireless (varies from kbps to 14 down, kbps to 6 up)

Router is set up with WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES] security

I read online that I could make a static ip for my ps3. Would this be the next step or is there a better route to go? I would prefer to try the 'most secure' method first to see if anything improves.

I don't know anything about networking, so if you need more info, I can provide it.

Still having problems anyone have any ideas?
post #2793 of 2912
Last night I purchased a Sony Bravia DAV-DZ170 all-in-one home theater system. It came with speakers, a woofer, and a DVD-player/receiver. I'm having a problem getting blu-rays and video games to play in surround sound. I have the receiver hooked up to the tv via an optical line. My ps3 is hooked up to the tv via hdmi. Is there a way to get surround sound out of the blu-rays and video games? I have surround on certain HD channels from my cable-box and I can watch DVDs with surround sound when using the dvd player. But I really want to be able to watch blu-rays and play games, on my ps3, with surround sound as well. Any suggestions???
post #2794 of 2912
Do you have dual output turned OFF on the PS3? I think I recall if you have this turned on, it sends surround to HDMI and stereo to optical.

Also, a friend has a system similar to yours and he cannot get surround from external sources. I hope that's not your problem.
post #2795 of 2912
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Originally Posted by mwpoole79 View Post

Last night I purchased a Sony Bravia DAV-DZ170 all-in-one home theater system. It came with speakers, a woofer, and a DVD-player/receiver. I'm having a problem getting blu-rays and video games to play in surround sound. I have the receiver hooked up to the tv via an optical line. My ps3 is hooked up to the tv via hdmi. Is there a way to get surround sound out of the blu-rays and video games? I have surround on certain HD channels from my cable-box and I can watch DVDs with surround sound when using the dvd player. But I really want to be able to watch blu-rays and play games, on my ps3, with surround sound as well. Any suggestions???



Get a new system. Looking at youR specs the system is designed for surround to support the DVD player. You only have one Optical in which you are using for your cable box. The only option you have is to swap out the optical cable between devices to the receiver in order to get 5.1.
post #2796 of 2912
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Originally Posted by TornadoTJ View Post

Do you have dual output turned OFF on the PS3? I think I recall if you have this turned on, it sends surround to HDMI and stereo to optical.

Also, a friend has a system similar to yours and he cannot get surround from external sources. I hope that's not your problem.

He isn't going to get it because the system doesn't have HDMI in and going through the tv isn't going to convert HDMI to optical in that way.
post #2797 of 2912
You are right, I wasn't reading it correctly. I read it as his PS3 was connected to the TV via HDMI for video, and from the PS3 to the receiver via optical for sound.
post #2798 of 2912
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Originally Posted by TornadoTJ View Post

You are right, I wasn't reading it correctly. I read it as his PS3 was connected to the TV via HDMI for video, and from the PS3 to the receiver via optical for sound.

Which would work but he will be switching it out for each device. Basically time to upgrade.
post #2799 of 2912
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Originally Posted by mboojigga View Post

Which would work but he will be switching it out for each device. Basically time to upgrade.

Hi mboojigga, another way for the OP is to get an Optical to Coaxial Converter (like this). Or if the OP cable box has digital coaxial output.

Receiver -> HDMI cable -> Tv
PS3 -> HDMI cable -> Tv
PS3 -> Optical cable -> Receiver
Cable Box -> HDMI cable -> Tv
Cable Box -> Coaxial cable -> Receiver (if cable box has this output)
or
Cable Box -> Optical cable -> Converter -> Coaxial cable -> Receiver
post #2800 of 2912
I've seen the Denon receivers recently, albeit the lower end without Audessey, for $99 to $119. I'm agreeing it is upgrade time.
post #2801 of 2912
I also missed the part he just purchased it lol. I swear if you were my customer at Best Buy this post wouldn't have existed. If you did buy it from Best Buy I need the store number and rep that sold it to you unless you just picked it up without questions. Basically you have two options build a system or Home Theater in a box.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Denon+-+...&skuId=2371083

Doesn't have to be this system but this is the type of setup you need if you don't want to build a system. You have the HDMI and audio benefits for your PS3. Along with all your devices connected for a complete setup
post #2802 of 2912
Thanks for the help.... It's kinda weird to me because I can get surround sound on certain HD cable channel, the ones that are being broadcast in digital 5.1.... I also noticed tonight that when I stream movies from my ps3 using the Netflix app, I can hear these in surround sound as well. it's only games and blu-rays that are giving me problems. This isn't a true receiver, it only has one optical and one HDMI port. I just am not understanding why I can watch netflix or cable and get surround sound, but can't achieve this on blu-ray and games..... I don't have anything actually running to the receiver.

DVDplayer/reciever ---> optical ---> TV
PS3 ---> HDMI ---> TV
CableBox ---> HDMI ---> TV

but like I said, I get surround when watching cable and using the netflix app on my ps3..
post #2803 of 2912
I have the ps3 hooked up to a denon 891 receiver to watch movies, but when I play games on the ps3 I like to listen to music through the receiver. I then have to unhook the hdmi cable to the receiver and directly plug ps3 into tv. Is there a way to have them both hooked up and not have to manually plug and unplug each time I want to change this.
post #2804 of 2912
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Originally Posted by ntsmitt View Post

I have the ps3 hooked up to a denon 891 receiver to watch movies, but when I play games on the ps3 I like to listen to music through the receiver. I then have to unhook the hdmi cable to the receiver and directly plug ps3 into tv. Is there a way to have them both hooked up and not have to manually plug and unplug each time I want to change this.

This would work if it was similar to the 360 where you. An actually play your music while playing your game thru the 360. It is a universal feature on the OS vs individual developers have to support what you Want to happen. Basically your method is the only option with the game that do not support the feature
post #2805 of 2912
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Originally Posted by ntsmitt View Post

I have the ps3 hooked up to a denon 891 receiver to watch movies, but when I play games on the ps3 I like to listen to music through the receiver. I then have to unhook the hdmi cable to the receiver and directly plug ps3 into tv. Is there a way to have them both hooked up and not have to manually plug and unplug each time I want to change this.

Hi ntsmitt, what is your music source (ipod, mp3, cd, etc...)?
post #2806 of 2912
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Hi ntsmitt, what is your music source (ipod, mp3, cd, etc...)?

I have a computer hooked to the receiver with an hdmi cord that i play music with. The problem is that I can not have the receiver showing the ps3 while playing the music from the computer. Its one or the other I can have the video source from one while playing the audio from another. But if there was a way to not have to unplug the ps3 from the receiver and plug in the hdmi that is plugged in the back of the tv. I would like to have two hdmi plugins coming out of the ps3 would a hdmi splitter work?
post #2807 of 2912
HDMI Splitter would not work in the way you think it would. You need to look into networking your computer to your PS3. Again even when you can it is based on game to game as far as playing the music media on your PS3 hard drive and PC in the background.
post #2808 of 2912
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Originally Posted by ntsmitt View Post

I have a computer hooked to the receiver with an hdmi cord that i play music with. The problem is that I can not have the receiver showing the ps3 while playing the music from the computer.

Does the computer have digital (optical or coaxial) audio output or analog (RCA) audio output? If so then connect the digital cable or analog cables to same assigned name for the PS3.

Then go into receiver Input Mode (found under Input Setup menu) and select either Digital or Analog (depending on your connection). And remember to switch it back to Auto or HDMI when finish.

Also you may need to select audio output on the computer if it can't output audio simultaneously.
post #2809 of 2912
I am playing my music via DLNA connected to a Synology NAS. It has a tendency to play the same 7 or 8 albums on a consistent basis in shuffle mode. It would for example play the same 4 or 5 songs within the hour from the same album. It would throw in the odd random song here or there.

Has the PS3 got a crappy music randomizer?
post #2810 of 2912
trying to connect my PS3 HDMI cable to a Lumagen Vision HDP for HD PS3 output. Is this possible? I've purchased a HDMI to DVI-D convertor but no luck. I get a HDCP error
post #2811 of 2912
I have a Panasonic ST50.

I have a Phillips Home Theater/ DVD system 5.1

I have PS3

I have Scientific Atlantic Cable Box

I just realized I have a Bose Soundock II. It has auxiliary or ipod only inputs only.

What do I need to convert to what to have sound play for all these through the Bose Soundock??

I feel like this is a Tech class question. Thanks for any answers
post #2812 of 2912
Not sure if this is the right place to ask this but I am having sound problems with my PS3 setup.

My wife who is at the cottage is trying to play her yoga DVD's. The video is working but no sound. However when she plays a blu-ray movie she gets both sound and video.

I have had her try all sorts of configurations and settings to solve the problem.

Here is the setup.

PS3 20gb - HDMI to a Sharp TV

Optical out from the PS3 to a Sony receiver. Have set the PS3 to optical with 5.1 Dolby, DTS and the default PCM selection.

Any help is appreciated.
post #2813 of 2912
I am at a complete loss here and I am getting very frustrated.

I just bought a new PS3 Slim and before I ever turned it on, I replaced the hard drive. Now, I just tried to turn the system on, but it keeps giving me a message that I don't have Firmware 4.11 or higher so I went to the Playstation site and downloaded 4.21 onto my flash drive. That went fine, but I plug it in to the PS3 and it still won't recognize it or get to the XMB so I can format the disk. I keep getting the message "The system software cannot be run correctly. Press the PS button to try to restart the system. If the system cannot be restarted, the system partition of the hard disk must be reformatted and you must reinstall the system software. Connect storage media that contains update data of version 4.11 or later, and then press the START and SELECT buttons at the same time. For information on how to obtain update data, refer to the SCE Web site for your region.

How do I get to that point so I can format it?
post #2814 of 2912
^ ^ ^ ^
Why don't you try the starting the PS3 with the original hard drive first, and then replace the drive?
post #2815 of 2912
Actually, about 15 minutes after I posted, I figured it out. It had to do with the flash drive.

For some reason it wasn't reading the one I put in, so I put the firmware on another flash and it read it perfectly. I'm just annoyed that I started and restarted the system so many times in a short period trying to figure this out.
post #2816 of 2912
Is anyone else having issue accessing the PSN? I cant even get on their site. My internet is fine as nothing else is being affected.
post #2817 of 2912
My 20gb fat has seemingly bitten the bullet. It keeps turning itself off. I somewhat took it apart and vacuumed, but I think the damage has been done. Each time I try to turn it on, it lasts less and less time before shutting down. I've already got another on the way from Amazon (arriving tomorrow), but I wanted to just check in with you guys first to see if there were any easy things I could try to get it usable for a bit to back up a few things on my wife's account (I have PS+). Not interested in buying a heat gun or sending it off.

Also, any suggestions on getting rid of my fat? Where can I maximize my bang-for-my-buck for a broken system while maintaining my morals?

RIP
It's been fun

Thanks in advance!
post #2818 of 2912
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Originally Posted by mgr_stl View Post

I wanted to just check in with you guys first to see if there were any easy things I could try to get it usable for a bit to back up a few things on my wife's account (I have PS+). Not interested in buying a heat gun or sending it off.
Short of doing a reflow or having someone do one for you, there's probably not much you can do that you haven't already tried. There are some "home remedy" tricks I've heard of (like sticking your PS3 in a low temp oven!), but I wouldn't recommend them. Hopefully you've backed up your saves.
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Also, any suggestions on getting rid of my fat? Where can I maximize my bang-for-my-buck for a broken system while maintaining my morals?
The market on dead launch systems isn't what it was a year or two ago. You used to be able to come out even between selling the old one and purchasing a new one. Nowadays, you're just looking to get what you can. Ebay is the obvious answer. Otherwise, you're accepting less money for greater convenience (craigslist, gamestop, etc).
post #2819 of 2912
I am unable to connect my PS3 to my Vizio 3D TV, model E3D420VX. I can connect with AV cables, but not with HDMI. I have already tried 4 different HDMI cables, as well as changing the display settings on the PS3. Nothing will show up. I need help!!!
post #2820 of 2912
Hi,
Just an update to my multiple PS3 setup. After a lengthy haitus, my son is back to the PS3. I had to re-visit the port triggering I had implemented (see some number of posts back for my issues and "solutions). Many things have changed (new DSL - U-verse), new DSL gateway, multiple updates to MW3 (primary game).

Anyway, I have found that with my setup to get both PS3's online with NAT open, I have to:

* enable UPnP
* disable any port triggering. do not use port forwarding as that's tied to a single IP, not multiple IP's.

That's it. Nothing fancy. Both PS3's and the Xbox are happy.
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