10 ways to max out your playstation 3

Here are our ten ways to make the most from your PS3

Since the PS3 is in the half way of its ten-years life cycle, time to get the most out of it. Your Playstation 3 is more powerful than it first appears. Buried in the XMB’s hidden menus – and locked away in obscure PC applications – are the tools to turn your machine in to the most powerful media player in the world. You can also turn any Play station into your own customised Kingdom; make it the deserving centre of living room and save a few pounds while you’re at it.

Here are our ten ways to make the most from your PS3

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CynicalVision2270d ago

What's the point in saying 'Play every movie ever without worrying about codec’s' when the next sentence points out that you need to convert the ones that don't work.

Bashiii2270d ago (Edited 2270d ago )

i have changed it to "Use the PS3 Media Server",any suggestions are welcome.

morganfell2269d ago

The PS3 Media Server is the best thing for multimedia streaming you can have on your home computer. It works under Linux, Mac, and Windows. By doing a custom install it now works fine in the new 12.04 Ubuntu beta we have been running. And since the PS3 Java Media server not only encodes on the fly but will also decompress on the fly it is handy for movies, music, pics and photos, and even some documents regardless of how you stored them.

Simon_Brezhnev2268d ago

Yeah all i use is PS3 Media Server every single day one of the best apps available for PS3.

Reckless7182269d ago

ps3 media sever is the best thing ever you can play 1080p mkv files without converting them

h311rais3r2269d ago

MAX IT OUT! That title sounds retarded cuz ur stuck with what u got. U can't change parts.

bwazy2269d ago

You can change the HDD. Your argument is invalid as your grammar.

reynod2269d ago

Lol so upgrading a HDD now is maxing a system out. Console gamers are funny.

rezzah2269d ago

Well the word "max" implies "most", to reach "max" or "most" you must first get "more" (upgrade).

Max = Most

To have Most, first you must have More.

More is synonymous with Upgrade.

Upgrade = step closer to, or until you reach, Max.

So if you upgrade your HDD for more memory then that means you are closer maxing out your console.

You can only max out your console when you have used all best possible upgrades. Only then, like a PC, is when you have maxed out your console.

FredEffinChopin2269d ago

He didn't say upgrading the HDD is maxing a system out. He was pointing out the inaccuracy of your statement, "U can't change parts."

For the record, a HDD upgrade is actually a really effective upgrade for a PS3 owner who has lots of games, music, and/or video on the console. Just because it's not a performance upgrade doesn't mean it isn't significant or important.

Army_of_Darkness2269d ago (Edited 2269d ago )

lol! pc fanboys are funny;)

specialguest2269d ago (Edited 2269d ago )

Trying to be a PC elitist, but end up getting owned by rezzah.

You may be running with the PC crowd, but you're no alpha dog. More like a pup in the PC elitist world trying to show his teeth with no bite.

Statix2268d ago

@reynod: There's nothing "funny" about upgrading to a super-fast SSD or hybrid Seagate Momentus XT. It yields a huge improvement in overall performance.

mindedone2268d ago

Choose One:

Your argument is invalid as is your grammar.
Your argument is as invalid as your grammar.

For now, "your grammar is invalid as your grammar."

reynod2268d ago (Edited 2268d ago )


And how do you intend to trim that superfast SSD? I bet most of you here dont even know what trimming a SSD means?

Lets just say when a SSD has been used and the same space is erased, the data doesnt really go away, it stays there. It later needs to be trimmed so that the data really goes away and the SSD maintains its performance. How do you intend to do that on a console lol. Please enlighten me. You would need to remove the SSD every few weeks hook it up to a PC then send a Trim command, which would probably mean formating all the data on the SSD too since the PC may not recognise a console formated SSD.

What a waste having a SSD on a console, the performance wont last. Try educating yourself before suggesting solutions that are not really feasible.

Statix2268d ago (Edited 2268d ago )

@reynod: Please explain to me how my suggestion is "unfeasible." An SSD works perfectly fine in a PS3, even without periodic TRIM'ing. Even in its non-TRIM state, it's still going to be faster than a regular HDD. Worse comes to worse, you can TRIM it manually on your PC on a periodic basis if you're desperate for that extra speed. I've been using an SSD in my PS3 for ~3 months now, playing streaming-intensive games like BF3, Skyrim, Deus Ex, and RAGE, and it's still working like a charm.

Besides, TRIM is only required to maintain WRITE speed, not read speed, and it's ultimately READ speed that's important when it comes to loading and streaming performance on the PS3.

Furthermore, there are SSDs out there with built-in TRIM support on the controller itself, so your entire argument is moot.

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Chidori2269d ago

I whore out the ps3 media server every single day. It's wonderful for music, movies and tv show streaming. I really should do the vacuum cleaning method before it's too late. I could imagine how dusty my ps3 must be on the inside after 5 years...

trenso12269d ago

insanely dusty i took mine apart like a month ago. it died from YLOD :(. clean it before you lose a good friend lol

MrHeiis2269d ago

The grammar in this opinion piece is awful, how did this get approved?

GribbleGrunger2269d ago

i always avoid pointing things like that out, especially when i know i'm going to make a mistake or two, like not having capitals for I or not putting a full stop after 'awful' and starting the next sentence with a capital.

Biggest2269d ago

I'd bet MrHeiis doesn't get it.

A_Forsaken_User2267d ago

If he was to replace the comma with a semi-colon, he would've had something, but he failed. I also hate making a comment about grammar, but sometimes it has to be pointed out.

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