Showing posts from August, 2007


It works! Didn't initially though. I have the tversity media sharing application on my pc, but the ps3 refused to detect it. After some reading, i saw that you need to enable upnp on the PS3's network settings. This wouldn't come on for some reason. I then went into my local router and enabled upnp via the web interface. The PS3 reconfigured and immediately detected my pc. I could now play movies, music and photos from the pc's hard disk. Not bad. Quality was fine, but I want to see if I can improve it further.

Playstation Store

Once I was able to login, I was able to browse demo's / video's and movie trailers. They also have a selection of small puzzle games. I selected GranTurismo HD and Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection for download. GT was free and Tekken was R95 ( +- US$ 13). Good value, I thought. The downloads went into a queue and the funds off my credit card. Its still downloading as I type this. The GT demo was 690 megs and the Tekken about the same. Looking forward to checking them both out.

Connecting to TV / HDTV

First up. I connected after unpacking it at work to a normal standard def tv using the red / white rca and yellow composite cable. Everything was clear and readable and the games looked nice. You could tell it was better than a PS2, but not stunning. When I got home I plugged it into my 26inch Samsung HD set. Its max resolutions are 1080i and 720p. Upon switching on for the first time with the HDMI cable, the PS3 asked me if I wanted to autoconfigure the display. It detected 1080i and I was happy to select yes. Using the built in web browser, the web pages display a hell of a lot better at 1920x1080 vs 1280x720.

Connecting to Playstation Network

This was a bit of a pain as I had to do it from the console. I tried pre-registering via the web and linking to the account from the PS3. No such luck. The process was quite slow and had me worrying that the network speeds would suck when I downloaded any games, but other browsing seems normal speed. I was detected as a South African user, so I just followed the wizard and registered.

Just got my PS3 today

I was inevitable really. Tried to hold out as long as I could, but today it happened. I am planning to blog for a couple of weeks to talk about my experiences with it. This is just an intro post. Will post some more details over the next few days. Hope somebody finds some useful tidbits of info here.