Techworldwide writes: I'm writing this to give new Ps3 owners and some old ones the chance to realize how to make the most of your Ps3.
I made the most out of mine using Ebay to sell it. : ) J/k! Seriously though, interesting reading.
Turn it on?
turn it off? j/k
Why did you add "j/k" to the end of your post? That's pretty much your usual tone. What changed?
I keep RGB limited. When I calibrated my tv (with the help of AVS forums) I discovered that when I switched to Full it was too dark. Anyway...works for me :-)
well kyur, it's the open zone. the mods are trying to keep the open zone clean. Hence anything that gets 2 or more 'reports' gets flagged for review by the mods and is frequently deleted. hopefully, by writing j/k, people can see the humour of my comment and won't report (at least not straight away) like little children As you know, people are touchy about their choice of plastic and silicon. One mustn't upset them. There seems to be a lot of people who harbour grudges and vendettas behind their anonymous computer screens.
I had the same problem. Limited is the way to go. Too many people forget that we want our TV's to display the picture as it is in real life. What I mean by that is you don't want fake colours. Just because it's brighter or more vibrant doesn't mean that's the way it's supposed to look.
Agreed. Many people turn RGB to full and see a Blacker XMB which looks great. Little do they know that they are likely CRUSHING their blacks in-game and in movies. ONLY if your TV has the option to turn on RGB full, then turn it on for your PS3 as well. It looks slightly better IF the tv option is turned on.
Turn it off? Sorry Karl, the ps3 doesn't overheat to death unlike some console.
If you have a computer download ps3 media server. Its great to use for streaming avi, mp3 etc.
RGB full provides benefits only for gaming, as games are usually developed under the PC range (0-255) so if your TV supports it turn it on for the XMB and games. Movies are always coded for video levels (16-235) so if you ever turn on RGB full for movies it will crush the blacks and whites. My advice if your tv supports it turn on rgb full and for movies leave it on automatic or y/pb/pr as rgb full won't affect it.
you care what the fk the mods thinks ? wow
thanxs bro :)
Use a screwdriver or hammer... bada bing! Thank you and goodnight
lol r u in the right room
Wha you mean? Question: How to get most out of PS3 Answer: screwdriver/hammer No make sense? :(
Actually that's not even a question so that makes it even more confusing.
We don't want to break the ps3 lol its just telling you how to get the most like resolutions games etc
STOP! You ruin my crappy joke!!! GOSH! JEEZ! PLOOH!
I advise readers to read over #2, 3, and 4 in "—If you have a HD-TV —" carefully, because it's specific to only a few displays. Super-White will only work on TVs compatible with the function. Also, RGB Full does NOT "add sharpness and make colors more vibrant." RGB Full is for use mainly on PC Monitors as RGB Full means PC Level signal while RGB Limited means Video Level signal. The use of RGB Full on a TV that expects a video level signal (i.e. almost all TVs) will create black crush and white clipping. If you aren't using a PC Monitor, chances are that you're hurting the PQ more than helping it. Furthermore, Cross Color Reduction Filter will only affect your picture if you're using composite cables. So, while the other suggestions may "get the most out of your PS3," the ones listed above will probably not.
The RBG features makes the colors more vibrant, no doubt about that. I have a cheap $400 hdtv , nothing fancy at all, and enabling it makes a huge huge difference.
i have a panasonic plsama 1080p @ 480hz .. and when i turn on RGB on u can tell a difference, ur blacks become more richer
From the Sony PS3 Manual: "Limited RGB output signal is output in the range from 16 to 235. Full RGB output signal is output in the range from 0 to 255." TVs that play videos display 16 - 235. That's why "[s]tandard definition DVDs, Blu-ray discs and HD signals are all YCbCr 16-235 range native" http://www.audioholics.com/... PCs display 0 - 255. Therefore, any 16 - 235 signal has to be remapped to 0 - 255 by using RGB Full on the PS3. A couple TVs may benefit from using RGB Full, but RGB Limited on a TV that expects a Video Level signal will look EXACTLY the same as RGB Full on a PC Monitor since it's expecting 0 - 255.
Are there any PS3 settings specific for PS2 games? I only know of selecting progressive scan, but that's part of a game settings.
I've been happy with my PS3 out of the box for year and a half now. I'll see if the bellow will make improvements: 2. Turn on Super-White 3. Turn on RGB Full Range 4. Make sure Cross Color Reduction Filter is on I'd kind of hate to see that I could've had it better, but if it does, then better late than never.
If you have a hdtv.
just make sure you really scrutinize the rgb settings, cause not all tvs accept it, and if yours doesnt then youll only end up limiting your color range cause "Limited RGB output signal is output in the range from 16 to 235. Full RGB output signal is output in the range from 0 to 255." -(thanks kai_h) in actuallity most tvs only support 16 to 35. when you try to display full on a limited monitor it basically cuts off the blackest blacks and the brightest whites. in the end if you dont have a full rgb capable tv you end doing the opposite, ironic eh?
VERY IRONIC. this setting should not exist. Too many people don't know how to use it properly.
I tell you how, Play the the F*** out of it like you just bought the best cocaine straight from Columbia. LOL
get a keyboard and mouse...pop in a 300 gb HD and use it as your blu-ray/gaming/pc = a PS3
but keyboard and mouse are not compatible with games , are they???
Only Unreal Tournament 3 and I "think" Playstation Home. Mouse only works with UT3 and Internet browsing.
I'll stick with my PC. The PS3 web browser is slow and cumbersome, and other OSs dont work very well on it. Besides with many PC games you can fine tune and modify them, the PS3 can't. I suppose if you had no other alternative, the PS3 could work as a "poor mans PC," but an actual computer trumps it by a long shot.
How to get the most out of your ps3: Play fun games. Watch awesome movies. Browse the internet occasionally. Store photos. Play loud music to annoy your neighbors and have parties~!!!
Sell it and buy a 360 and Wii.
such a predictable response. karl, you're a true dumbass
whut? an insult from somebody's multiple account?
like this one? Damn dude. This account is public knowledge. At least I admit it. Read the pertinent bio, little johnny! Now it begs the question, how many other users just plain can't tell the truth? There is at least two in this very thread! hmmm... i think those are the ones I will continue to call out. Thanks little Johnny for your obsessive stalking by the way. :)
buy a wii to play shovelware? No serious gamer would want a wii, they haven't had a hardcore game released in a year.
Stop being such a fanboy
well that depends if some games are supported with keyboard and mouse or no, Unreal tournament is supported with keyboard and mouse and many other games
i turned on all the features recommended and noticed a big difference so just wondering
Media: Hulu.com Which provides free movies and episodes of favorite television shows. The interface works with the PS3 web browser. Also you can plug your Ipod and various other Mp3 players as a docking station to stream music and movies. Portable Hard drives as well. Free telecommunication Software: You can create private chat rooms with video options as well. This might save some people a buck or two on long distance calling, granted the people connected all have PS3's and microphones. Gmail also works.
Pretty good idea about Hulu, but usually the picture quality isn't that great.
Im finally geting a psp cant wait to try remote play i made the mistake of selling my old psp right before i got my ps3 from my relatives like a month before but im geting the psp 3k in the mail this week it aslo be nice if they added skype for ps3 as well as psp
Just drop it in the Trash. Or use it as a door stopper or even a oversized paper weight.LOL
he brought his portable hardrive that's like 5 inches. I think its called a passport or passbook? Idk, you guys should know what I'm talking about right? anyway, this thing has hundreds of gb on it. Its what I used to back up my data when I upgraded my 40gb hdd to 250gb. This mini hdd had a ton of movies my brother downloaded from the ps3's browser. Alot of movies! I thought it was going to take hours downloading about 50 movies & shows but to my surprise it was 2 minutes & better to just copy the movies to my hdd. Of course, we couldnt just watch the download process because our trigger fingers getting itchy. So we were game sharing a couple of rounds of tekken resurection with our psp's! Game sharing is awesome! If you dont know what game sharing is; its when you only have one umd disc game & the psp magically sends the game to another psp thru the air. Yup! Its 2009. This is the future.
Play the older ps2/ps1 titles, thats enough for me.
how dare you disrespect the ps3? For SHAME! Sorry you aren't in the same tax bracket of advanced gamers that utilize thier ps3 & psp to the fullest extent. I can understand the ps3 makes you feel small & confuses you a bit which is why we aren't in the same circle of gamers. I appreciate your interest in our high society but you my friend are in a average percentile. Boringly ordinary. Please dismiss yourself. Its seems like you just ate a hotdog in the street & you are angry that civilized people at a fine restaurant are having a proper conversation about evolving technology in gaming. Oh look it a party! I must go were all toasting to the x-bums. They've been KILLZOWNED !
RGD Full crushes my blacks. I noticed it a lot in GTA IV. I wish this setting didn't even exist because too many people don't know how to use it properly. Turning it on to Full made my Uncharted wallpaper look more vibrant but my GT5P Ferrari wallpaper look way too dark because it was a night shot of the F1 car. I've done a lot of research into this and way too many people put it to Full when it fact it should most cases be Limited. It's like the picture settings on your Plasma/LCD. There's one that's really fake and vibrant they use at the stores to make it "pop" and stand out from the others but it's not a true picture. The grass isn't supposed to be too green and the sky isn't supposed to be too blue. You want the picture on your screen to look how it looks in real life but people too many times see the colours improve or "pop" with Full RBG when in fact you should probably have it to Limited.
Try typing YOUTUBE.TV and youll get a youtube that will fit your screen perfectly. Oh and buy an HD-TV lcd and an amplifier, you can have 5.1 amps systems for cheap.
This list is very basic... I was expecting to read a good 3-4 pager... Come on, put in a little more effort!
Just wondering, or do you need HDMI cables?
There's a thing i don't get with the resolution. For now, 576p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p are checked, but many 1080p compatible games, especially PSN ones, get out in 720p. For example Prince Of Persia Classic, which is said on the PSN that fully exploit the 1080p capabilities, is in 720p on my TV. On Playstation forums, we said me to uncheck 720p and 1080i to force games to be in 1080p, the problem is that some games don't allow it (an error message pop up when i launch a game) or the game comes in 576p (which is absolutely horrible). This and the ghost images when watching BluRays are my main problem with PS3 / Bravia. The 360 does not have that problem since it automatically upscale every game in 1080p, even those that are natively in 576p (Halo........).
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