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post #631 of 4476
If you press the pop-up menu button on the remote, you can. If you don't have the remote, press Select on the controller and move to the pop-up menu button. One of the best features of HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc, as far as I'm concerned.

edit: as far as scenes to test, I usually go with the credit sequence, and the free-running segment at the beginning.
post #632 of 4476
TrueHD/DTS-MA/LPCM are lossless. DD and DTS are not. Yes, there will be a difference, but I doubt you'd hear it through your TV's speakers.
post #633 of 4476
singitloud, how good of a deal can this be?
If its not under $200, I'd walk.
post #634 of 4476
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Originally Posted by rr330i View Post

singitloud, how good of a deal can this be?
If its not under $200, I'd walk.

Really? Why would you say that?

I'm not one to second guess my purchase, but this is what I got:
  • 80G b/c PS3
  • Two PlayStation Wireless controllers
  • DVD remote
  • HDMI cable
  • Bluetooth headset & charger
  • A couple of memory cards
  • Call of Duty 4
  • Spiderman 3 (game)
  • National Treasure (movie)
  • 5 online games

I got this for $424 after shipping & insurance.

Okay, so I think I gat a decent deal - not a "steal" but a decent deal.

If the system doesn't work, then my money isn't released through PayPal and I return it to him.

Anyway. Hopefully I will get it tomorrow of Saturday and be able to look into the PSN account situation.

Dwaine
post #635 of 4476
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Originally Posted by singitloud View Post

Really? Why would you say that?

I'm not one to second guess my purchase, but this is what I got:
  • 80G b/c PS3
  • Two PlayStation Wireless controllers
  • DVD remote
  • HDMI cable
  • Bluetooth headset & charger
  • A couple of memory cards
  • Call of Duty 4
  • Spiderman 3 (game)
  • National Treasure (movie)
  • 5 online games

I got this for $424 after shipping & insurance.

Okay, so I think I gat a decent deal - not a "steal" but a decent deal.

If the system doesn't work, then my money isn't released through PayPal and I return it to him.

Anyway. Hopefully I will get it tomorrow of Saturday and be able to look into the PSN account situation.

Dwaine

Good deal over at the walmart

Sony PlayStation 3 Bundle w/ Bonus $75 Walmart.com Gift Card* includes:


PlayStation 3 80GB Console
Your choice of PS3 game
Your choice of Blu-ray movie
Sony Blu-ray Remote
BONUS $75 Walmart.com Gift Card*

*One (1) per customer, limited time offer while supplies last
$468
post #636 of 4476
Cool, that walmart deal looks pretty good. i like that you can choose the game
post #637 of 4476
Folks,
The AVS Forum moderators here have asked that all pricing and "where to buy" discussions be limited to this particular sticky thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=937817

--Bob
post #638 of 4476
Sorry, I was responding to the comment that only if I paid under $200 did I get a good deal.

My main point is that I am happy with what I *think* I am getting (since I don't actualy have it yet) and am looking forward to putting away my Toshiba A2 and setting up my PS3 Blu-Ray Player.
post #639 of 4476
Quick question... I didn't bother dowloading any of the 2.4x updates because of issues that may or may not affect Blu-Ray playback. Are there any bugs with 2.5x that would make one not want to dowload it? I've searched this site and others for about an hour and couldn't come up with any useful info. Thanks!
post #640 of 4476
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Originally Posted by krholmberg View Post

Quick question... I didn't bother dowloading any of the 2.4x updates because of issues that may or may not affect Blu-Ray playback. Are there any bugs with 2.5x that would make one not want to dowload it? I've searched this site and others for about an hour and couldn't come up with any useful info. Thanks!

So far fw v.2.50 looks pretty good, based on the lack of complaints that we encounter.
Personally, I had no problem installing and no problems (yet) using....however, I believe the new fw has increased the fan noise on my old 80GB PS3.
post #641 of 4476
Diganosis by exclusion! I was thinking the same thing but though I'd ask in case I missed something.
post #642 of 4476
On one of the recent replies, it stated that when using the PS3 as a straight DVD player, you should go into the PS3 and enter an "upconversion" mode and enter "normal". Can someone tell me where to find the above entries on the PS3 By the way, you are helping an "83" old and most of the time he does need "help"!! Thanks.
post #643 of 4476
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Originally Posted by knoxbh View Post

On one of the recent replies, it stated that when using the PS3 as a straight DVD player, you should go into the PS3 and enter an "upconversion" mode and enter "normal". Can someone tell me where to find the above entries on the PS3 By the way, you are helping an "83" old and most of the time he does need "help"!! Thanks.

If you go to the settings tab of the main menu interface, you should find DVD/BD settings. Within that, you will see Upconversion.


A question about Iron Man:
What are the settings I need to enter for sound?
post #644 of 4476
Quote:
Originally Posted by knoxbh View Post

On one of the recent replies, it stated that when using the PS3 as a straight DVD player, you should go into the PS3 and enter an "upconversion" mode and enter "normal". Can someone tell me where to find the above entries on the PS3 By the way, you are helping an "83" old and most of the time he does need "help"!! Thanks.

Use the the PS3 online manual. Here is a link to the manual page you need.
http://manuals.playstation.net/docum...ings.html#2449

You are starting a the PS3 main menu settings tab. http://manuals.playstation.net/docum...tions/xmb.html
post #645 of 4476
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Originally Posted by Lkr View Post

A question about Iron Man:
What are the settings I need to enter for sound?

Same recommended settings as all other Bluray discs. (Hint read OP topic, Dynamic Range NOT "Automatic")
post #646 of 4476
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Originally Posted by WhatHappend View Post

Same recommended settings as all other Bluray discs. (Hint read OP topic, Dynamic Range NOT "Automatic")

Alright, is this recommended even if I'm using basic 2 channel audio?
post #647 of 4476
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Originally Posted by Lkr View Post

Alright, is this recommended even if I'm using basic 2 channel audio?

Are you using the TV speakers?

If you are using TV speaker and can hear the audio any setting is fine (they will all sound about the same (crappy).)
post #648 of 4476
I'm having a problem. When I play a movie, the picture burns in until another picture replaces it. It is not burn in(I have an LCD, and nothing elseo n the PS3 burns in). It is mainly the play/pause buttons. How can I fix this? it only happens on black screens, and is mainly the control panel and time display buttons in the black bar at the bottom framing
post #649 of 4476
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Originally Posted by SpHeRe31459 View Post

Not going to happen, the PS3 isn't a stand alone video processor.

And most importantly you are a bit misinformed.
The change over is to digital televison, which includes HDTV but is not limited to it. The ATSC standard defines various digital TV resolutions from 480i to 1080i. The stations just have to be digital, not necessarily HD.
You are correct, that the mandate is about broadcast "over-the-air" stations only and has nothing do with cable or satellite.
Cable providers can continue to do whatever mix of analog and digital they please. Now many cable companies are using the 2009 date confusion to move their customers to digital just because they want to (for a variety of reasons), but it is not required.

Is there another way to upconvert SDTV cable to any of the Hi-Def resolutions like the PS3 does for standard DVD's?
post #650 of 4476
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Originally Posted by seascape View Post

Is there another way to upconvert SDTV cable to any of the Hi-Def resolutions like the PS3 does for standard DVD's?

Most newer AV receivers can upconvert, some better than others.

All HDTVs upconvert, They have to -- they can only display at their native resolutions, so they must upconvert signals of lower resolution in order to display them full-screen.

Many standalone scalers upconvert video, and of course there are dedicated HT scalers that are designed for this job.

I also suggest that you make sure you're not expecting too much. SD cable generally looks like crap, and upscaled crap is still crap. Upscaling does not change the amount of video data that exists in the original signal, nor does it do anything to defects in the analog signal (snow, noise, ghosting, etc.) except make them easier to see.

Look around for test reports on your TV, and see how it did in the tests for scaling SD sources. If it did well, you may already have the best you're going to get. Remember that an anamorphic SD DVD has more video data and less artifacting than an SD TV signal, so an upscaled DVD will look considerably better than upscaled TV generally will.
post #651 of 4476
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Now many cable companies are using the 2009 date confusion to move their customers to digital just because they want to (for a variety of reasons), but it is not required.

could you be referring to digital cable box remtal fees?
post #652 of 4476
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Originally Posted by jimwhite View Post

could you be referring to digital cable box remtal fees?

LOL, indeed, and the movement of everything but the most basic/required of channels away from an analog tier.
post #653 of 4476
They look really great, BUT each and every one that's a regular 4x3 is rendered somewhat, but noticeably, more narrowly than that. (Yes I've measured.) But anamorphic SDs turn out fine.

The projector is a JVC-RS1 set to "automatic" in the aspect ratio. And I'm using HDMI.

Anyone? Sony has no idea.

clarkjohnsen
post #654 of 4476
Is there any other 'channel' that can be set on the Playstation Life internet? You know.. the one that has the Earth and spins while playing music (which it really good by the way). In the options screen it says CHANNEL which implies you can "change channels" but I can't find any channels to change it too.

The only thing I was able to do was add more music tracks to it [via the MP3/WMA music library on the PS3 hard drive].
post #655 of 4476
my r1 and L1 are different from yours.. For me to advance chapters I use R1.. Just finished watching Die hard and was hitting L1 to advance chapters. But it went backwards for the chapter.. So I used R1 to advance chapters..
post #656 of 4476
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Originally Posted by taxman48 View Post

my r1 and L1 are different from yours.. For me to advance chapters I use R1.. Just finished watching Die hard and was hitting L1 to advance chapters. But it went backwards for the chapter.. So I used R1 to advance chapters..

Time and time again people - fast forward, rewind, chapter skip etc are NOT universal - they vary from title/distributor.
post #657 of 4476
Hi guys,

I have my PS3 connected via HDMI to by AVR; by deselecting PCM 2.0 172 Khz I am able to playback CD's as PCM 2.0 and apply processing such as DPLII Music, etc.; however, I cannot seem to achieve the same result for music that is stored on the PS3; has anyone been able to do so in such a setup (i.e. over HDMI)? If so any help would be greatly appreciated.
post #658 of 4476
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Originally Posted by MOREPOWER View Post

Just purchased a PS3 at Sony style, and they wont sell an extended warranty. The guy said the do not offer it on the PS3. I wonder if I can get one at Sam's club without buying the ps3 there.

go to Squaretrade and get one there for a better deal.

-Splints
post #659 of 4476
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Originally Posted by MOREPOWER View Post

Just purchased a PS3 at Sony style, and they wont sell an extended warranty. The guy said the do not offer it on the PS3. I wonder if I can get one at Sam's club without buying the ps3 there.

If you bought it by credit card, it may extend the warranty for free.
post #660 of 4476
I'm a new PS3 owner, using it as my Blu Ray player. It's connected via HDMI through a Marantz AV8003 to a JVC RS2. The picture of Blu Ray discs is fantastic, however, I'm having a problem with what I would characterize as mosquito noise in all other video. It's so bad that it looks almost like an analog TV channel that isn't quite tuned in.

I have the noise problem on the menu screen, on all of the black screens coming into and out of the menu to different playback options. SD DVD playback seems to have it intermittently as well. One interesting thing I noticed is that if I go to video setting and switch 1080p/24 from Auto to On, the confirmation screen to keep the setting looks clean and clear, however after I accept the setting and go back to the menu screen, the noise returns.

Has anyone seen this before or do you have any ideas on how to address?

FWIW, I'm running the latest 2.50 software.
- Dave
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