Is there an 'auto power off' feature?

Jon Weaver

Distinguished Member
I have a ton of downloading to do, since I had my PS3 replaced.. I just wonder if there is anyway to make the PS3 switch off after a period of time, so that I could leave it on overnight.

I know there is no problem leaving it on.. But I would rather not.

Is there an 'auto shutoff' feature which i havn't found?

Jon
 

Steve_P

Active Member
You could run [email protected] whilst downloading software from PSN and the [email protected] client has an auto off feature that will turn off the PS3 after a period that you choose.

S.
 

Steve_P

Active Member
Sorry my mistake. :oops: :blush: just re-reading the online PS3 manual...

# A background download will be temporarily stopped when any of the following operations are performed. The download will be restarted automatically once the operation has completed.
# - When playing a Blu-ray Disc or DVD
# - When using network features of online games *
# - When starting PlayStation®2 format software
# - When starting ([email protected]™)
# - When using voice / video chat
# - When performing a system update
# - When adjusting setting items under (Settings)


* While a game is in process of ending, background downloading will be stopped temporarily.

S.
 

prvjoker

Well-known Member
Sorry my mistake. :oops: :blush: just re-reading the online PS3 manual...



S.

Steve, you're not wrong, the manual is lol. I have used Folding (latest version ofc) many times to auto shut my PS3 off while downloading Yakuza and a slew of other demos.
 

Jay

Banned
.I was hoping that you could still download whilst playing games, but it appears you can't

You can download demos etc when playing a game as long as you don't go online with the game i.e play cod4 in single player mode.
 

kendoll

Well-known Member
Steve, you're not wrong, the manual is lol. I have used Folding (latest version ofc) many times to auto shut my PS3 off while downloading Yakuza and a slew of other demos.

I think that it was correct originally, but one of the updates to [email protected] allowed the background downloading to work. I could be wrong though.
 

Jon Weaver

Distinguished Member
This is all making sense now.. I was downloading Warhawk and it was 71%, so i started COD and played online for a bit.. When I finished it was still at 71%

Then I played Motorstorm (one player) and during the game, it said "download is complete"..

This seems to make perfect sense.. If you are online then downloads stop.. if you are not, then they will continue...

Thanks for that.. its been a huge help

Jon
 

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