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# 175584 4-Jul-2015 22:13
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today my 60gb ps3 got the ylod of death and i had it for a while so where would be the best place in wellington to get it fix? 

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  # 1339724 9-Jul-2015 10:00
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It'll cost ya, but better off seeing if you can get the proper Sony outfit to do it. I'm not sure there are any _reputable_ 3rd party repair outfits. Avoid the Xmodz\kiwimodz guy if he's still in business.

It may be more practical to just buy a "preowned" unit from EB ($220-ish). Unfortunately that means losing your saves, but at least you get a warranty.






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  # 1339758 9-Jul-2015 10:30
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does ps4 play ps3 games? if it does maybe that's the way to go




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  # 1339797 9-Jul-2015 11:05
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stevenz: It'll cost ya, but better off seeing if you can get the proper Sony outfit to do it. I'm not sure there are any _reputable_ 3rd party repair outfits. Avoid the Xmodz\kiwimodz guy if he's still in business.

It may be more practical to just buy a "preowned" unit from EB ($220-ish). Unfortunately that means losing your saves, but at least you get a warranty.




cheers for that  i call sony they said its like $170 aud so it be around $187 nzd to fix it and for eb games the warranty is for 3 months i think that not long enough when the 2nd hand ps4 is one year   and if i get a ps4 it dosnt support backwards compatible  

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  # 1339808 9-Jul-2015 11:17
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joker97: does ps4 play ps3 games? if it does maybe that's the way to go


No it doesn't. Unless you count the PS Now service, which I don't believe is available here yet anyway.

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  # 1339868 9-Jul-2015 11:59
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stevenz: It'll cost ya, but better off seeing if you can get the proper Sony outfit to do it. I'm not sure there are any _reputable_ 3rd party repair outfits. Avoid the Xmodz\kiwimodz guy if he's still in business.

It may be more practical to just buy a "preowned" unit from EB ($220-ish). Unfortunately that means losing your saves, but at least you get a warranty.




Was that the fella based in Wainuiomata, Wellington? I had dealings with them over a 360 rrod error. Took a while.

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  # 1339931 9-Jul-2015 12:42
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WyleECoyoteNZ:
stevenz: It'll cost ya, but better off seeing if you can get the proper Sony outfit to do it. I'm not sure there are any _reputable_ 3rd party repair outfits. Avoid the Xmodz\kiwimodz guy if he's still in business.

It may be more practical to just buy a "preowned" unit from EB ($220-ish). Unfortunately that means losing your saves, but at least you get a warranty.


Was that the fella based in Wainuiomata, Wellington? I had dealings with them over a 360 rrod error. Took a while.


Yup, same guy, same issue. I ended up driving out there (his parents house from the look of it) 6 months after dropping it off and standing at the door until he dug it out. 

Suspect he bit off more than he could chew given the prevalence of the issue.





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  # 1340006 9-Jul-2015 14:05
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dclegg:
joker97: does ps4 play ps3 games? if it does maybe that's the way to go


No it doesn't. Unless you count the PS Now service, which I don't believe is available here yet anyway.


Yikes not backward compatible!




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  # 1340007 9-Jul-2015 14:06
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joker97:
dclegg:
joker97: does ps4 play ps3 games? if it does maybe that's the way to go


No it doesn't. Unless you count the PS Now service, which I don't believe is available here yet anyway.


Yikes not backward compatible!


Sony said they wont do it but X1 is going to get it 

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  # 1340024 9-Jul-2015 14:26
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joker97:
dclegg:
joker97: does ps4 play ps3 games? if it does maybe that's the way to go


No it doesn't. Unless you count the PS Now service, which I don't believe is available here yet anyway.


Yikes not backward compatible!


Who needs backwards compatibility when you can pony up another $100 for current gen ports of previous gen games? ;-)

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  # 1340042 9-Jul-2015 14:52
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mishyman:
Sony said they wont do it but X1 is going to get it 


I have the preview dash on the x1, so already have the backwards compatibility.  You can't just shove a disc in and run from that. What happens is that it downloads a copy of the from the MS servers with a custom (for the game) xb360 emulator wrapped around it.  Then runs it from the X1 HDD.

So they do need to do a bit of work per game to make them go.  But it's nothing to do with the game itself, just build the custom emulator, and make sure the licensing is in place.   The games I've test have worked at least as well as they did on the 360, if not better.




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  # 1340043 9-Jul-2015 14:56
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qyiet:
mishyman:
Sony said they wont do it but X1 is going to get it 


I have the preview dash on the x1, so already have the backwards compatibility.  You can't just shove a disc in and run from that. What happens is that it downloads a copy of the from the MS servers with a custom (for the game) xb360 emulator wrapped around it.  Then runs it from the X1 HDD.

So they do need to do a bit of work per game to make them go.  But it's nothing to do with the game itself, just build the custom emulator, and make sure the licensing is in place.   The games I've test have worked at least as well as they did on the 360, if not better.


Does that mean you can't simply use your existing 360 collection, and have to re-purchase emulated copies? Or does it detect the 360 media and then fetch the emulated version?

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  # 1340072 9-Jul-2015 15:45
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dclegg:
Does that mean you can't simply use your existing 360 collection, and have to re-purchase emulated copies? Or does it detect the 360 media and then fetch the emulated version?


Anything you own as a digital version will appear in your game library and you just need to select it to download.   Anything that you own on physical media will start a download when you insert the disc.  

So you don't have to rebuy anything, and I feel like a dumbass for not downloading all the xb360 games with gold for the past year.

(although I'm betting it will magically take *some time* for things that got remasters to get their emulation.. GTA V I'm looking at you)




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  # 1340278 9-Jul-2015 21:35
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dclegg:
joker97:
dclegg:
joker97: does ps4 play ps3 games? if it does maybe that's the way to go


No it doesn't. Unless you count the PS Now service, which I don't believe is available here yet anyway.


Yikes not backward compatible!


Who needs backwards compatibility when you can pony up another $100 for current gen ports of previous gen games? ;-)


What if you got brought games on the ps3  that aren't out on the ps4 yet?  and want to play them on your ps4

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  # 1340319 10-Jul-2015 00:26
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I suppose you will need to buy my ps3




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  # 1340320 10-Jul-2015 00:34
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mishyman:
dclegg:
joker97:
dclegg:
joker97: does ps4 play ps3 games? if it does maybe that's the way to go


No it doesn't. Unless you count the PS Now service, which I don't believe is available here yet anyway.


Yikes not backward compatible!


Who needs backwards compatibility when you can pony up another $100 for current gen ports of previous gen games? ;-)


What if you got brought games on the ps3  that aren't out on the ps4 yet?  and want to play them on your ps4



What games are you talking about? PS4 has been out for over a year and a half now, I don't know any games that have been released on PS3 and not PS4?

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