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Topic # 58572 15-Mar-2010 08:39
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Set up the wireless, set up my psn login and downloaded vidzone, which is great btw! (Anyone know what sort of bandwidth it uses)

What are some other things that my fellow geeks would suggest doing with it.  Any tips or tricks that you have?




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  Reply # 307270 15-Mar-2010 08:51
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VidZone is on twitter so you can ask them questions about the service - but i'm pretty sure its like ~30-40MB per video. It does cache some data - not sure how much though.

You should possibly setup a DLNC Server on a PC (such as TVercity, PS3 Media Server etc) to serve Videos/Music/Pictures etc to your PS3 - and use it as a Media Player..

The last usage i suggest is a game player - did you get many games with it?




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  Reply # 307274 15-Mar-2010 08:55
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gtxboyracer: VidZone is on twitter so you can ask them questions about the service - but i'm pretty sure its like ~30-40MB per video. It does cache some data - not sure how much though.

You should possibly setup a DLNC Server on a PC (such as TVercity, PS3 Media Server etc) to serve Videos/Music/Pictures etc to your PS3 - and use it as a Media Player..

The last usage i suggest is a game player - did you get many games with it?


Im using media player 11 to share my content with the ps3 - is that different to what you are suggesting? Sorry not too familiar - used to media centre sharing with my xbox!

I gots 4 games with it, it was $570 (120gb) with hdmi cable and the hulk, but the hulk was out of stock so I got ratchet and clank instead + Sonic unleashed, sega superstars tennis and wall-e.  All kids movies because thats how I sold it to my wife, its for the kids! honest!  Hopefully looking at some more man games soon!

Hanging out until GT5




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  Reply # 307278 15-Mar-2010 09:03
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That was new at that price ? Where from ? Seems like a damn good deal to me :D




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  Reply # 307281 15-Mar-2010 09:04
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xpd: That was new at that price ? Where from ? Seems like a damn good deal to me :D


Sorry I should probably clarify, that was for console, hdmi and one game - i bought the rest separately - was from HN Hamilton




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  Reply # 307301 15-Mar-2010 09:58
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IF you use Windows 7, you don't need TVersity or PS3 server as it can be seen by PS3 as DLNA device. Just share it on Windows 7. Bear in mind though, the PC needs to have a bit of grunt to pre-process some video format when streaming to PS3.




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  Reply # 307304 15-Mar-2010 10:01
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What to do with new PS3? Install 500GB harddrive! Think about getting PlayTV.




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  Reply # 307305 15-Mar-2010 10:02
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NZtechfreak: What to do with new PS3? Install 500GB harddrive! Think about getting PlayTV.


Is that out in NZ?  How much is it and does it take a satelitte connection or just terrestrial?




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  Reply # 307306 15-Mar-2010 10:03
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Not out in NZ but there are imports, and DVB-T only as well. I haven't check up on its EPG but from what I remember from passing-comment is that it doesn't do full 8-days EPG?




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  Reply # 307320 15-Mar-2010 10:25
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NZtechfreak: What to do with new PS3? Install 500GB harddrive! Think about getting PlayTV.

I wouldn't rush into getting a 500GB hard drive with PlayTV.  Some users (e.g. me) have experienced issues with such large drives.  It only uses EIT (now/next) data so no full EPG (although generally the timeslots are fully populated just not the details).  You can manually schedule recordings too.

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  Reply # 307463 15-Mar-2010 18:02

Who needs PlayTV when you have My SKY?

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  Reply # 307464 15-Mar-2010 18:09
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Its weird, I have no problems whatsoever with PlayTV and my 500GB drive....




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  Reply # 307758 16-Mar-2010 11:54
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Fair enough, and that's great but a number of people are experiencing issues.

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