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post #31 of 94
Regardless of the format, there still isn't any way to move it from the Memory Stick to the PS3.
post #32 of 94
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Originally Posted by kylebisme View Post

Regardless of the format, there still isn't any way to move it from the Memory Stick to the PS3.

My 60GB PS3 has SD/MS slots, not sure if the latest 40 GB version still come with these. So simply record to Memory Stick, and pop the stick into the PS3. You can then see if it plays your recorded format. I have a Sony HD cam that doesnt record to memory stick but PS3 easily reads still images off the stick. For moving/viewing camcorder footage on PS3 earlier poster explained the easiest method.. streaming from computer, PS3 reads .m2t files unaltered (not sure about other formats). Dont want to stream? then set up one of the many file servers available and copy to your PS3 hard drive.
post #33 of 94
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by kylebisme View Post

Sure, but dallasjetfan was asking about is storing the content on the PS3 rather than a PC.

I would be OK storing on a PC, if I could transfer to my PS3 so I could view it on my 50" TV. Can the PS3 do that? Or could a laptop do that?
post #34 of 94
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Originally Posted by jkr1977 View Post

My 60GB PS3 has SD/MS slots, not sure if the latest 40 GB version still come with these.

No, they don't, but you can just plug in a USB SD or MS reader and use that, or use a USB HDD or flash drive for that matter. None of that answers the question that was asked though. The answer to the question is; no you cannot take video files from your camcorder and store them on your PS3.

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Originally Posted by dallasjetfan View Post

I would be OK storing on a PC, if I could transfer to my PS3 so I could view it on my 50" TV. Can the PS3 do that? Or could a laptop do that?

You can't transfer them to the PS3, only stream them though it, so you'd always need a network connection from your PC to your PS3 to view them though it. As for a laptop, yeah you can hook one up to your TV and both transfer video to and stream video though that.
post #35 of 94
I have an external hard drive (Ibook) that I use as a media dump. My PS3 plays movies music and pictures from it with no problems at all.
post #36 of 94
Thread Starter 
So I have decided on the PS3. I think the A2 and PS3 will be comparable in upconversion. It wins in content/movies that I want or are favorites. Side benefit is 1080p and play games. I will get a 1080p set in a year so I will be able to take full advantage of BR. There is an offer for today at Walmart.com for the 40 GB, Spiderman, 5 Free movies, remote and choice of a game. Should I buy today or will there be an even better deal around Christmas possibly?
post #37 of 94
Buy today.
post #38 of 94
Thread Starter 
Do you have to have a remote to play BR movies or can you just use the controller?
post #39 of 94
You can use either.
post #40 of 94
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Originally Posted by so's your face View Post

what he said...

ps3 ~ oppo

You think the PS3's SD upconverting is on par with Oppo? I was just curious, because I have a massive DVD collection and want the best possible PQ on my 50" Panny plasma.
post #41 of 94
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Originally Posted by Cynn View Post

Just to add: The PS3 does a fine job at upconverting and unlike other players, you can use some filters in the menu to clean up frame noise and other things. You can also choose to "Double Scale" those REALLY old DVD transfers to clean them up a bit.

The PS3 is also a great media center. I am also a big DVD owner and I've been converting my movies to VOB for an archive. The PS3 will play these at 100% quality and will upscale the pure digital versions too!

Although you don't game much now, it might also be nice that if you ever get a whim to try a new title, your system is ready to go.

Wait, you get the VOB files off the disc, store them on an external HD, and the PS3 will play them?

I've been looking for a way to get all of my DVDs onto a networked RAID array and be able to play them and browse them through an appliance. Something along the lines of what iTunes does when you're browsing through albums.

You're saying the PS3 decodes raw VOB without issue?
post #42 of 94
The Secrets article says the PS3 only does 480P. They did not like its SD DVD performance. Did they update the firmware to improve this?

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The PS3 represents one of the best BD players I’ve used to date. It is fast, the image quality is excellent, and it supports more of the BD functions and features than just about any other player. The fact that it does this for nearly half the price of the other BD players out there is almost embarrassing, and rather disappointing when you think about it. As a standard DVD player, however, the PS3 may represent one of the worst progressive scan players I have ever tested. Surprising, considering its BD performance."

post #43 of 94
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Originally Posted by Tweakophyte View Post

The Secrets article says the PS3 only does 480P. They did not like its SD DVD performance. Did they update the firmware to improve this?

"
The PS3 represents one of the best BD players I've used to date. It is fast, the image quality is excellent, and it supports more of the BD functions and features than just about any other player. The fact that it does this for nearly half the price of the other BD players out there is almost embarrassing, and rather disappointing when you think about it. As a standard DVD player, however, the PS3 may represent one of the worst progressive scan players I have ever tested. Surprising, considering its BD performance."

Looks like the 1.8x firmware adds this:
You can now upscale the video content of PlayStation® format software, PlayStation�2 format software, and DVDs to HD resolution
You can now copy saved data from PlayStation® format software and PlayStation®2 format software to a memory card or a memory card (8MB) (for PlayStation®2).
You can now display images or play music or video files that are stored on a personal computer or digital video recorder with DLNA Media Server functionality over a network.
You can now connect a USB printer to print images.
You can now use remote play over the Internet.

Looks like Secrets should run another test.
post #44 of 94
Hi, recently was thinking of getting the a A2 for a HD-DDVD upgrade, since my A1 is having problems playing some std DVDs or my copies of my original DVDs also have the original Oppo player all this said now that the so called format is over have been thinking about the PS3, since you get a game machine, if I understood you can connect a PC to it and play BR movies and std movies on it and so on. My final question would be watching about 40% of standard DVDs and was wondering what is the current status on the PS3 playing them and how good is the PQ and if pixilation or freezing is an issue on the player?

Thanks in advance
post #45 of 94
Does anyone have a link to HQV upscaling benchmarks for the most current PS3 firmware?
post #46 of 94
My projector switches to 480 when a standard dvd is playing in the ps3. Should it stay at 720? Im hooked up with component.
post #47 of 94
PS3 only upscales SD-DVD on HDMI output.
post #48 of 94
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Originally Posted by stephenju View Post

PS3 only upscales SD-DVD on HDMI output.

Just like every other upconverting player I've found.
post #49 of 94
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Hi, recently was thinking of getting the a A2 for a HD-DDVD upgrade, since my A1 is having problems playing some std DVDs or my copies of my original DVDs also have the original Oppo player all this said now that the so called format is over have been thinking about the PS3, since you get a game machine, if I understood you can connect a PC to it and play BR movies and std movies on it and so on. My final question would be watching about 40% of standard DVDs and was wondering what is the current status on the PS3 playing them and how good is the PQ and if pixilation or freezing is an issue on the player?

Thanks in advance

Say guy's any feedback or suggestions, I don't BITE.
post #50 of 94
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Originally Posted by Joseph Goodman View Post

Does anyone have a link to HQV upscaling benchmarks for the most current PS3 firmware?

I ran my HQV disc through it and it did pretty well... passed pretty much all the tests... pretty much just as good as my Pioneer 59AVI... in fact, the PS3 locked onto the race car sequence always whereas the 59AVI would only sometimes. Some of the stranger cadences is where the 59AVI did better...
post #51 of 94
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Say guy's any feedback or suggestions, I don't BITE.

You can get a lot of info on the bluray forums, but the basic answer is that the PS3 is an excellent bluray player and a very good upconverter.
post #52 of 94
Can someone explain the different Upscale settings to me? Double Scale gave me a "keyhole" view, large black border all the way around the video. So which is the proper one to use?

I have a 120hz Samsung 4671 connected via HDMI.
post #53 of 94
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Originally Posted by TornadoTJ View Post

Can someone explain the different Upscale settings to me? Double Scale gave me a "keyhole" view, large black border all the way around the video. So which is the proper one to use?

I have a 120hz Samsung 4671 connected via HDMI.

i think you want normal scale setting... i have a samsung 4661 though.
post #54 of 94
both are 1080p, that's the most important thing. Not sure what it does differently than the others though. The manual is no help.
post #55 of 94
Does the PS3 upconvert DVDs to 720p, or does upconversion only have an effect for 1080p TVs?
post #56 of 94
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Say guy's any feedback or suggestions, I don't BITE.


No idea about the A2, but I have the XA2 and its way better than the PS3 in upscaling DVDs, DVDS look blurry in comparison on the PS3 compared to the XA2.
post #57 of 94
Well since already have a HD-DVD A1 and the recent so called WAR is over bought the PS3 and currently setting it up. could not see buying another HD-DVD, so went with the PS3, can get internet, play games, and up convert my Std. DVD's and of course play rented Blue Ray.
post #58 of 94
ps3 did a way better job at upconverting sd dvds on my sammy than the sammy upconverting sd dvds with my ps2....
post #59 of 94
My HTPC just died. The projector is a JVC G15 DILA with a resolution of 1360x768 that supports 720P and 1080i. The surround processor (Lexicon) supports DD 5.1/7.1 and DTS 5.1/7.1. There are no HDMI inputs on either the projector or the sound processor.

I am considering replacing the HTPC with a PS3. I believe by reading threads here that I will get DD and DTS sound out of the optical port which works for my legacy setup. Since the projector has no HDMI, I plan to use the component outputs. I know about the flag for Blue-Ray discs that no one has set yet that down rez'es content over component and am willing to take that risk.

My question is - Will the PS3 upconvert SD DVD's over the component output or not?

Thanks

Bernd
post #60 of 94
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Originally Posted by Bernd View Post

My question is - Will the PS3 upconvert SD DVD's over the component output or not?

- No. It's not allowed by the CSS.
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