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Smajs
20-02-2010, 05:56 PM
Ok so this may have bee covered before but what the hell thought this would be useful for people to get what they payed so much for , an A/V orgasmic expierience.


Display - Do your games look washed out? blurry? jaggy? Do people in movies look redder that balls rubbed with sandpaper? then unless the game/film is shit your display is most likely set up incorrectly,getting this right is the most important part of this guide as this is to ensure your Blurays look swish and you aren't missing out on details in games.

There are commercial discs and tools to get the picture right but Screw paying for a disc to calibrate when you can get one free.

Get this http://www.sendspace.com/file/osu8vq unzip it and burn to DVD put it in the PS3 and follow the basic settings instructions and bamn your movies and games will look they way they were intended and Digital TV will look better too (in my case at least)

Too lazy to burn a DVD? i know i am, then get this instead http://www.sendspace.com/file/kaotq5 ,unzip and put the vids on a USB or whatever and play them on the PS3 , again the basic settings vid will be the most useful.


Or just go here http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=948496 and choose the one you want
(note. it's best to save the settings for PS3 because each input will look different. ie what makes PS3 look good may look bad with your DVD player or normal tv.)

Display tech mumbo jumbo BS - (all my opinion so try if ya want)
-Noise reduction while watching a vid from the HDD can improve blocky pictures.
-RGB Full can give deep blacks and thus improve contrast of games.
-Cross colour reduction smooths jaggies (on component cable at least )


Sound - Do you try to play music from your XMB but can't seem to web browse a view pics at the same time? then turnoutput frequency to 48 khz.
-Ripping Cd's i find AAC at 196 kbps is enough for good sound.
-Bitmapping can improve distortion at high levels.

Internet browser- yes the browser sucks harder than a 2$ hooker but still if your PC is fucked or you just like browsing naked in bed late at night on those sites...oh you know the ones,,,yeha you know the ones...err yeah these should improve your experience.

-Turn Java off,it makes it much faster and less prone to crashing.
-disable browser security.
-flicker reduction if text is ghosting or shimmering.
-Save screenshot,good for checking your net use etc.



Other shit - Backup your game saves to me stick /usb
Back up the PS3 if you can.

Yeah that's about all i have before the liquor kicks in so use it if you want i'm bout to get wrecked !

Joshizzled
20-02-2010, 07:26 PM
good stuff mate plus rep

AStiffBreeze
21-02-2010, 12:27 AM
Great post Smajs, some very useful tips there, +rep.

Be careful using RGB Full though, on my display it crushes blacks and doesn't actually increase the range, irrespective of display settings. In effect, rather than offering new levels for colour, it actually assigns the same output level to values which were originally different values in the source material (i.e. crushes blacks). Some posts at AVSForum indicate that at the hardware level (confirmed with testing) that's exactly what's happening. That is my experience with my equipment though, YMMV.

R3PLIKATE
22-02-2010, 05:18 PM
I cant emphasise the following points enough about keeping your PS3 healthy.

1. If you have a fan/aircon/window in the room - USE IT. You want to keep your PS3 cool as possible.
2. Have your PS3 sitting up high with a good foot of space to its north (disc) and west (fan output) sides. In fact, allow as much room as possible to give it breathing space.
3. Vaccum the sides of your PS3 to keep dust out.
4. DO NOT leave discs in your PS3 when turning it off. DO NOT turn it off at the back BEFORE first properly quitting the game, removing the disk and turning it off at the front.

Its really straight forward guys. LOOK AFTER YOUR PS3 and it will not break. I have had mine going on 3 years now - yeah 60GB model. No issues.

CheekyChimpanzee
22-02-2010, 05:53 PM
good one lads. + REP Smaj & Stickied.

B_enjamin411
22-02-2010, 07:11 PM
Sweet. I'm gonna do the display one right now. Thanks dude.

Locoevo
23-02-2010, 09:03 PM
Internet browser- yes the browser sucks harder than a 2$ hooker but still if your PC is fucked or you just like browsing naked in bed late at night on those sites...oh you know the ones,,,yeha you know the ones...err yeah these should improve your experience.

-Turn Java off,it makes it much faster and less prone to crashing.
-disable browser security.
-flicker reduction if text is ghosting or shimmering.
-Save screenshot,good for checking your net use etc.

none of this worked for me whilst looking at porn........................ ahhhhh i mean important stuff screen freezes then i gotta switch off ps3 and start all over again.

Smajs
24-02-2010, 03:59 PM
Ok here's some more goodness for your player
(All these programs are free)



VIDEO.

DVD rippers.

Cladvd

http://download.softpedia.com/dl/89e581dcb2e664e5eb0969c8c17c78c7/4b84acac/100002414/software/cd_dvd_tools/cladDVD.NET%20v3.5.7.zip

DvdVs http://dvdvideosoft.com/download/FreeDVDVideoConverter.exe

COnverters.

PS3 Video 9 http://www.redkawa.com/videoconverters/ps3video9/download/index.php

Xvid4 http://www.videohelp.com/download/XviD4PSP_5037_full.exe


Burners.

Imageburn http://download.imgburn.com/SetupImgBurn_2.5.0.0.exe

Ooop try this instead http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

Streaming sites that work on PS3 (Note the PS3 browser has a mind of it's own when it wants to work or not)

Justin.tv http://www.justin.tv/directory/sports#r=phavAmA~

Good for live sport if you don't have pay tv etc.


Music.

Free mp3's.

http://beemp3.com/



Wallpapers.

Wallpapers at PS3 resolution.
Depends what you like so this is probably best
http://images.google.com.au/images?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&tbs=isch%

3A1&sa=1&q=wallpapers&btnG=Search&aq=f&oq=&start=0#start=0&tbs=isch:1&imgw=1920&imgh=1280&tbo=1


Themes.

Best themes.

http://www.ps3-themes.com/

http://consolethemes.com/

Create your own.

http://www.digivex.com/ps3tc/download/PS3ThemeCreator2_0_Setup.exe

http://www.ps3-themes.com/downloads/ThemeBuilder2.5Full.exe

Update for the second one http://www.ps3-themes.com/downloads/ThemeBuilder3.0Upgrade.exe




Other miscellaneus stuff.


Workaround for cross game chat.

Now cross game chat (the ability to converse with friends that are in a different game [ or the telephone for you oldies] is one of the major wants for PS3 users,this isn't it but hey it is at least cross game text chat.

Simply invite ya mates into a text chat session from the XMB and then you can dengrate each other no matter what game they are playing,the messages look better than PSN messages as well imo.


PS3 service menu.

_2YnGGUOJks&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2YnGGUOJks&feature=relatedave

Useful when you have freezes or HDD corruption.


PS3 controller mod (glowing PS button)

Y8huC8hVc3c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8huC8hVc3c

Now i will post the vid on how to do the mod when i find it in my bookmarks,my laptop is all out of sync lol.

AStiffBreeze
24-02-2010, 04:30 PM
Awesome Smajs, it's a lot of effort to get all this stuff together, we appreciate it! +rep

LeFarns
18-08-2010, 12:47 PM
http://gamershoponline.com/detail/playstation-3-wireless-keypad-B001ENPDJA

HIT32MAN
23-08-2010, 07:32 PM
download movies straight to ps3
http://stagevu.com/
press triangle (NOT X) over the download option then save target and the download begins:)

Wijome
23-08-2010, 09:05 PM
whats the quality like?

HIT32MAN
23-08-2010, 09:14 PM
Not to bad imo

AStiffBreeze
03-09-2012, 03:24 PM
OK here's some totally useless and irrelevant information about your PS3 that's so weird I felt compelled to post it :laugh:

The colour of the regular XMB background is dictated by month of the year and time of day, according to this chart:

http://i.imgur.com/7MHNQ.png

Rob_Cliffeild
03-09-2012, 03:33 PM
OK here's some totally useless and irrelevant information about your PS3 that's so weird I felt compelled to post it :laugh:

The colour of the regular XMB background is dictated by month of the year and time of day, according to this chart:

http://i.imgur.com/7MHNQ.png

By the looks of it November is when the ps3 is angry

Tapatalk stole my Dogtags

AStiffBreeze
03-09-2012, 04:11 PM
By the looks of it November is when the ps3 is angry

Tapatalk stole my Dogtags
Christmas shopping does that to everyone

sushi-sacha
04-09-2012, 08:13 PM
OK here's some totally useless and irrelevant information about your PS3 that's so weird I felt compelled to post it :laugh:

The colour of the regular XMB background is dictated by month of the year and time of day, according to this chart:

http://i.imgur.com/7MHNQ.png

Really interesting, I always wondered what determined the colour of it. Personally, right now I am using the free Mirror's Edge theme and used to use the free Battlefield 3 theme.