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does the ps3 not suffer from heating or running problems when its left on for that long? i know i dont like to keep it on if im not doing anything on it. but maybe im just paranoid because my first ps3 went faulty..
Lots of people here leave theirs folding for weeks at a time, only stopping to play games...then it's right back to folding. The PS3 is a pretty solid machine in that regard.
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Hey, as far as I know the PS3 will play HD audio, but not compressed... anything but true hardware that lets you play something uncompressed goes through some sort of processing. What is the scoop on the uncompressed audio on PS3 and what kind of a surround sound system would you have to have before the uncompressed audio matters?
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Hey, as far as I know the PS3 will play HD audio, but not compressed... anything but true hardware that lets you play something uncompressed goes through some sort of processing. What is the scoop on the uncompressed audio on PS3 and what kind of a surround sound system would you have to have before the uncompressed audio matters?
DTS-HD Master Audio is now supported which is supposedly "bit-for-bit identical to the studio master at up to 24.5Mb/s on Blu-ray, with the audio encoded using 24-bit quantisation at 96kHz". That's the best uncompressed audio available anywhere as far as I know.

As far as sound systems, you really need a decent receiver with HDMI and all the support for DTS and Dolby audio. 7.1 channel surround is the way to go!
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DTS-HD Master Audio is now supported which is supposedly "bit-for-bit identical to the studio master at up to 24.5Mb/s on Blu-ray, with the audio encoded using 24-bit quantisation at 96kHz". That's the best uncompressed audio available anywhere as far as I know.

As far as sound systems, you really need a decent receiver with HDMI and all the support for DTS and Dolby audio. 7.1 channel surround is the way to go!

Thanks bud! +rep to you good sir
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So only 60Gb has backwards compadiblitiy?
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So only 60Gb has backwards compadiblitiy?
60GB and 20GB have BC via hardware. 80 GB does it via software. And the 40GB doesn't do it all.
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Update with a few tidbits and a chart of media servers.
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Thing is... why on Earth (or any other planet, for that matter) would anyone want to play crappy PS2 games on the PS3? I went retro many years back playing some ZX-Spectrum games on the PC (a DX4-120) using an emulator and to be honest those games are best left to memory... that is to say that they were brilliant and innovative but there is so much out there that is better.
Why folks want to play last-gen games on their current-gen console is, honestly, beyond me. Yes they were good games, but PLEASE for the love of (insert appropriate words here) LET THEM DIE gracefully!

Games like Doom1, Wolfenstein, Doom2, Quake, System Shock were BRILLIANT BUT LET THEM DIE!

You wouldn't keep yer granny alive past her time would you?

You want to play PS2 games, keep yer PS2.

Backwards-compat with consoles is nothing short of pathetic.

(imho, obviously)

I want to get my wages paid in hard-cash on a friday by an accounts-manager, but it AINT going to happen. Let the old stuff die.
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Thing is... why on Earth (or any other planet, for that matter)...
Like Planet Gong...?

I generally agree with you. Although the N64 is the exception to that rule. And the SNES and NES for that matter as well lol.
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Updated with some info on the latest firmware.


I just realized this thread is over a year old.
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