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Downloading 3d onto fat PS3

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Does the 3d download happen automatically or do I have to do anything and is it applicable to the old type PS3?

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Re: Downloading 3d onto fat PS3

You need to have the latest firmware (3.52) installed.. once thats installed if you connect the ps3 to a 3d compatible tv it should pop up a message saying its found the 3d tv.. and you follow the onscreen prompts to enable 3d playback..  if you are connecting via an amp/receiver thats only hdmi 1.3 compatible you may have issues.. if it doesnt work try connecting the ps3 to the tv's hdmi port directly.... in some intances if the ps3 doesnt recognise the tv, you may need to go to settings on the ps3 - and video.. and choose 'automatic'.. this should prompt that a 3d tv has been found and bobs your uncle.. the 3d is applicable to all ps3s..  a slight limitation with the ps3, is that while watching 3d blu-rays you cant get full lossless audio decoded by the ps3.. this is a slight trade off.. but in reality.. with the number of 3d blu-rays out there.. its not going to be a deal breaker...  i have my ps3 connected directly to my tv via hdmi with optical to my receiver for audio.. that gives me up to DTS core quality sound.... i use my blu-ray player for most blu-rays.. so the sound limitation is not an issue for me..


sorry for the long reply.. .. could have probably kept it shorter!

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Re: Downloading 3d onto fat PS3

Hi Thanx for that. I will be connecting direct to 3dtv via HDMI and to my Denon AVR1910 via optical. Sorry to sound a bit thick but how do I know if ive got latest firmware installed?

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Re: Downloading 3d onto fat PS3

thats exactly the setup i have.. if you have the ps3 connected to the net via wifi/wired connection.. it will automatically tell you if there's an update available..


 To check the version of your system software, go to (Settings) > (System Settings) > [System Information]. The information is shown in the [System Software] field.

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Re: Downloading 3d onto fat PS3

Yeh.Same setup as me but I have 50VT20 and am waiting for delivery of 300 Bluray3D player.I will look on PS3 menu later to see which version I have. What do you think of the Pana 3D set?

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Re: Downloading 3d onto fat PS3

the 3d is good, but i'm yet to be convinced of it long term to be honest..maybe that will change when panasonic send me my 3d copy of avatar... my biggest issue with it is how it darkens the image.. i've watched some of the footie on sky 3d but there's a startling difference when you switch back to the HD channel.. its much much birghter.. and easier to watch..


 


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Bernie Flint:
Yeh.Same setup as me but I have 50VT20 and am waiting for delivery of 300 Bluray3D player.I will look on PS3 menu later to see which version I have. What do you think of the Pana 3D set?

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RE: Downloading 3d onto fat PS3

So I have an old ps3 the heavy shiny black console and it was manufacture on August 2008 and I have it connected via wifi and it has the lates updates, so now that I know this info I can buy a 3d tv and it will identify the tv by it self and will be able to watch 3d movies, and if yes wich 3d tv would be the best match for my ps3???? 

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RE: Downloading 3d onto fat PS3

I believe LG is your best bet. Their 3d TVs have dual play. So if two of you play, you can view different images on the same TV.