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Most things here will be covered in Sony's online manual so remember to check there too.
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Buying a PS3
Q: Where can I import a PS3 from?
A: Any of the following:
Q: Can I plug my imported PS3 into that mains?
A: Yes, it has a universal power supply that can safely use both 240v and 110v. Just plug it in with a normal PC/kettle style power cord.
Q: Is it region free?
A: Yes, but only with PS3 games.
Q: Can I play my DVDs, Bluray movies and PS2 games?
A: Not unless they are of the same region as your PS3.
Q: Where can I import games from?
A: Any of the following:
Q: I turn it on and nothing happens.
A: Try holding the power button down for 10 seconds, failing that, buy a new one.
Q: Help! The drive makes loud clicking noises!
A: Until addic can find the words, here is the place to talk about it.
Q: Why is the picture black and white on my telly?
A: Use an RGB SCART cable or get a TV that handles component/HDMI
Q: Why am I getting no picture when swapping from an HDTV using HDMI to composite on a SD set or vice versa?
A: With both the HDMI and composite leads in your HD set, change the video setting before swapping to an SDTV.
Q: What is the difference between the 20gb and the 60gb PS3's?
A: Take a look at the PS3 entry on Wikipedia.
Q: Can my 20gb PS3 connect wirelessly?
A: Yes, as discussed here
Q: Can I connect my bluetooth headset to my PS3?
A: Yes, there's a guide here.
Q: Can I connect a Keyboard and Mouse to a PS3?
A: Yes via USB. Most wireless keyboards will also work.
Q: How do I replace my 20/60GB 2.5" SATA drive?
A: Its a straight-forward process. A guide can be found here.
Q: Why can't I see any blood in R:FoM?
A: Check that your PS3 hasn't got the parental controls turned on, failing that, read this thread which has a US save file for R:FoM complete with blood.
Q: Why cant I play the Japanese version of Motorstorm in HD on my 1080i HDTV?
A: Because it only supports 720p or 480p. If your TV can't do that you will only get SD output.
Q:I have an import version of Motorstorm, why can't I play my UK friends?
A:Online play in Motorstorm is locked to the region of the actual disc, not the region of your PS3. So if you've got a US copy, then you can only play on US servers. You need a UK copy to hop on the UK servers.
Q: I have a PS3 from region X, can I use the region Y Marketplace?
A: You can use any marketplace as long as you have registered online with that region's branch of Sony.
Q: How do I register my PS3?
A: Create a new master accounty via the XMB on your PS3 and that's it, you're done.
Q: Can you access marketplace from the UK?
A: You can access both the Asia and US Marketplaces via some nifty address entering. The UK marketplace is now live so go and sign up for a free blu-ray of Casino Royale
Q: Can you use a UK credit card in the Marketplace?
Q:Websites are tiny on my TV, how do I zoom in on webpages?
A:Hold down square, and use the L2 and R2 shoulder buttons to zoom in and out. You can also use the left analogue to move around.
Selling/buying a PS3
Q: How much does a PS3 cost in some other country?
A: A lot less than it will here. International prices.
Q: Can I sell my PS3 here?
A: Not unless you wish to pay me 28% of the proceeds. Send cheques care of Eurogamer.
Q: I've heard a rumour that the PS3 high def will only run on 1080p TVs?!?
A: Rubbish! (unless the game is Motorstorm, read above)
Q: Will the PS3 be out in March in the UK?
A: 23rd to be exact. If the world doesn't end before then.
Q: Does Sony hate Europe?
A: Yes, absolutely.
Sony's Remote Play details.
Q: Can I use my PSP as a controller.
Q: What can I do with my PSP once it's connected?
A: The PSP connects to the 60gbs wireless adapter, and let's you use Remote Play and some of the dashboard features like music, video files (not Blue Ray/DVD) and the friends list. Also some games use it for extra functionality such as F1 which allows you to use it as a rear view mirror.
PS3 UK Store
Q:What's in the UK store then?
A:Well, as of the 21st March 07 there is:
GT HD Concept
Tekken 5 DR
Resistance FoM Demo
Formula One CE Demo
Genji DoTB Demo
Ridge Racer 7 Demo
PS3 Stories: Control & Cinematic
Blast Factor Demo
Lemmings Starter Pack
GTHD Concept Trailer
Formula One CE Trailer
Resistance FoM Trailer
Genji DoTB Trailer
Genji DoTB Enemy Costume
Resistance FoM TV Advert
PS3 Adverts: Grenade and Trailer2
Casino Royale Trailer
X-Men 3: The Last Stand Trailer
The Darkness Revenge Trailer
NBA 2K7 Trailer
Behind Enemy Lines Trailer
Yes, I know that Flow isn't there, but it likely will be by the time launch day comes around.
Q:Why has my dash turned pink?
A:It all depends on the time of day, starts off bright and gets darker as the day progresses.
Edited by Mapster at 12:22:58 25-03-2007
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