Can you surf the net using the PS3

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  1. andyrees

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    As the title says really, I'm looking to buy a PS3 shortly and noticed that you are able to get a wireless keyboard for it, which made me think is it possible to access the internet using the PS3, and browse sites as you can froma PC?
     
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    yup!
     
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    Yes the ps3 has an internet browser, you can also install another operating system and use that to browse the net. :smashin:
     
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    Except the Browser is rubbish IMO.
     
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    Yep compared to a pc it is. I must say that when I first got a ps3 I enjoyed the novelty of using the internet on a big screen, it soon wore off and I always use the pc...
     
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    how can u access website on the web browser? all i get is a search and only shows up everything ps related thanks
     
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    the browser is ok for some things - i don't use it that much - certainly no match for IE or firefox etc. iirc it can't deal with flash or java so can be a bit limiting but it is fine for a quick browse for info or watching youtube videos etc.

    I presume if you really want a "full" browser you could install linux and use that. I haven't installed linux so i can't be sure.

    All in all i would say it's quite handy but the ps3 browser as it stands will certainly not replace your pc for browsing.
     
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    for example can i view avforums website on my ps3?
     
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    Yes I just open the browser press start, then enter the website address and press start again. :smashin:
    Annoying thing is it keeps asking if you want to install a plugin each time you change page on avforums.
     
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    Yes you could but the time it would take you to read a post on the PS3 you could have gone upstairs and read all your favourite threads on a PC. ;)

    They could have done something far better and I don't think they've even made much effort since release to improve it. :(

    (even the iPod Touch is faster, more compatible and easier to use the the PS3 power house :) ).
     
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    Please do a search before starting a new thread that isn't neccessary. There are already several threads discussing the PS3 web browser and doing a search for it will bring up several threads. Closing this thread.
     
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