New PS3 owners thread

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  1. ukdy

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    I've seen that some threads (PS3 Console Deals) are getting full with PS3 chat and I'm as guilty as the next man..

    If you've just bought a PS3 and want to talk about it, or are waiting for one to arrive then post your chat here and help Mabo have less threads to delete.. Mabo I guess this thread will give you a place to move posts to rather than delete them. This will help keep certain threads on topic, we all get excited and want to post about our new purchases - and now we don't have to spam other threads!

    anyway... here's my "new owner" post...

    so i've got my tracking number from dixons and my ps3 is "in transit" and last seen in hatfield. it says it a next day tracking number and so i hope i can get it tomorrow for the weekend...

    ... only 109 miles for my little ps3 to go.


    :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
     
  2. mr bargain

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    I have had a ps3 since dec 06 , all I can say is I just used it for blu rays , until now! It;s getting my attention over my 360.
     
  3. ukdy

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    my xbox live membership expires on feb 20th and i'm not sure whether or not to renew it.. half my friends are on there, the other half on psn... what do i do... ?
     
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    I think xbl rules , psn is behind with the times , depends if you play with all those guys , if you just chat keep a silver membership.
     
  5. ukdy

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    i do play with all of them... 3-5 guys on xblive and of us know each other well on xblive.

    not having a ps3 yet i am seeing how many people i will have to play with on the psn.. so far i have 3-5 people i'll be able to play with.. but not everyone know's each other, so i have more "group play" on the xbox, and more 1-2-1 play on the psn.

    i do agree xblive is v.good, and lets hope the psn will catch up. when we have "in game" messaging or inviting via the xmb i will be happy.
     
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    I play much much more with my friends on the PSN, I'm not entirely sure why that has happened, its just the way it is. I've had my PS3 a fair while now and it gets an awful lot of use, it is used daily without fail. It seems I only go on my other consoles when I feel guilty about neglecting them (or rather, to justify the money I spent on them!).
     
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    I got mine on 31 December, only have three games at the moment, the two I got in the bundle, Kane & Lynch and Medal of Honour:Airborne and just got Uncharted last week which is great. Being a Xbox 360 owner for ~18 months I can't believe how quiet the PS3 is compared to it, I'm on my fourth Xbox 360 I just hope the PS3 is more reliable.
     
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    Im gonna go with the ps3 & drakes bundle for £310 at game and buy cod4 aswell as a treat to myself for my birthday next week:D
    Cant wait!
     
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    I'm hoping to join you guys soon. In the process of selling my 360 and buying a PS3, I can't wait!
     
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    Getting mine tomorrow with 5 (2nd hand games) and a couple of blue rays. Trading in my Wii towards it which isnt really getting any use. Cant wait.
     
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    Opened mine up around lunch time and got through the first three cities in Resistance. Setup my Media Link and Mac for sharing. Also tried GT5, Burn Paradise and the crappy Kane & Lynch demos.

    The motion sensing wasn't too bad in Burnout, you're led to believe its a worthless feature but racers on Wii don't handle a great deal better and don't come anywhere near the PS3's visuals.

    I will have to read the thread for Warhawk later to see if its worth £20 download. I thought it was just a Air combat from the footage I'd seen but tanks and infantry makes it sound like a nice three way.

    Uncharted hasn't been out the box yet. Will start playing on Monday so I can give it my full attention.

    Really happy with my purchase and this is coming a die hard Nintendo fan who didn't think he would buy a PS3 or 360 a month ago.
     
  12. ukdy

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    that sounds like exactly what i'll be doing.. i'll be getting all my media working from my mac, i will trial medialink and eyeconnect

    eyeconnect did work pretty good for me when i tried it with my brother's ps3.
     
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    Good to see many Mac users here! :) I had a few issues with both MediaLink and EyeConnect. Was getting DLNA errors... but im more upset that the PS3 refuses to play quite a few of my DivX files. If they can sort that then I can't see me using my 360 much at all in the future.
     
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    so long as the divx files are 2GB or under and encoded with v.3 and later you should be fine.. hope that helps... failing that, try re-encoding them on your mac with visialhub

    that will sort you out!!
     
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    Got Mine on the 17 Jan 2008, good media centre but for games and online gaming at the moment I prefer my 360.
     
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    Hi all,

    I got my PS3 on Monday. Had a 360 from launch. Love my 360 but have to say the ps3 has more than pleased me so far. Only have Uncharted at the mo, but played other demos and im well happy. STUNNED by Super Stardust HD, gonna buy that in a sec. Have XBL also, but rarely use that so the live thing doesnt bother me.... atm.

    Love the quietness of the PS3.... although i do keep reaching to close the tray after i have removed a disc. :clap:
     
  17. ukdy

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    i can't wait for quiet gaming and movie playback... this was why i didn't use the xbox as my standalone dvd player.
     
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    Buying my first 40GB tomorrow from Game with Drakes game but I've previously had a 20GB import at Japanese launch & 2 UK 60GB ones (one at UK launch). Both 60GB ones went as I wasn't happy with noise level for Blu-ray/DVD playback.

    Taking a gamble that the 40GB is less noisy but in any case its costing me less than I sold the others 2nd hand and more games available now.

    Looking forward to see whats changed as its about 4 months since I had one.

    Also have a Dualshock 3 coming from HongKong and will be fitting the 120GB 2.5" drive I bought for previous PS3's.
     
  19. Filipino

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    Just got mine on Tuesday :thumbsup: and very impressed with it. Don't have many online friends yet so anyone feel free to add me

    PSN ID: MikeyVjv
     
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    had a 360 from launch, and got my 2 ps3 on saturday. had to sell my first 60gig one before i got anygames for it to pay to fix the car...

    not plugged it in yet tho, life keeps getting in the way
     
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    Just sold my 360 for a good price, now to find a good deal on the PS3. Woohoo, i love the excitement of a new console.
     
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    I'm really loving my PS3. It's an amazing movie player and ideal for other media too.

    I haven't even got a game going yet (full retail anyway) as i'm waiting for my Dual shock 3 and Unreal Tournament 3 to arrive.

    Plus the console is only going to get even better. I am sooooo excited about Home and the concept behind it:smashin:
     
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    Got mine from Dixons. Arrived on 7th of Jan. Really, really happy with it :thumbsup:

    I'm using it to type this! :D

    Not got any games yet, got 8 blu-rays though (Ronin, Casino Royale, Syriana, Black Hawk Down, Troy Dir:cut, Last Samuri, Goodfellas, Full Metal Jacket:Deluxe). Waiting for March(ish) until I get any games. Waiting for the likes of MGS4, GT5:p and GTA4 :D
    Getting a Samsung LE46F86 nextweek aswell :D

    Happy gamin' lads :smashin:
     
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    Got my PS3 end of last year free with my Sony 40W3000 TV. Don't own any other consoles and would not have purchased one otherwise.

    Impressed with the features: BluRay looks fantastic, upscaled DVDs look very good too. The unit is very quiet too, so is suited to watching movies (have junked my old DVD player). Games wise COD4 is very good (although server issues online are annoying sometimes) and Motorstorm too.
     
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    Got mine last night really pleased with it too.

    If you ordered from dixons, what was the packing like they sent it in.

    they seem to have wraped mine in a bin liner and the box looked like it had had a rough time.

    I'm a bit hesitant to order anything else from them now.
     
  26. ukdy

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    hooray !!

    UPDATE: 11:31 DELIVERED !!!!! I HAVE IT IN MY HANDS AT WORK.. SHAME I HAVE TO WAIT 4 HOURS TO GO HOME AND PLAY IT
     
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    I know the feeling... I picked mine up from the Post Office yesterday and it's still in the boot of my car! The new TV (Tosh 46XF355DB) turned up in the afternoon along with the Sony HDD recorder and I didn't have time to play with all the shiny new toys. :(

    This weekend is going to be a serious veg-out session with the PS3 and the new TV - I can't wait. :thumbsup:
     
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    Glad to see people buying new consoles at the same time as me. Spread the looooove!

    2 questions: For upscaling whats the best setting? Normal, or full? Also, is it safe to give CC details over the PSN? I wanna buy some games, especially Super Stardust HD.

    Wanna buy another game this weekend and get my first Blu Ray dvd to test that out.

    :clap:
     
  29. ukdy

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    i couldn't resist having a look inside... it all looks new and there was a PSN update disc inside as well.. should save me some time when i get it home.
     
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    Chances are the update disc won't contain the most recent firmware so you might want to get it updated at some point anyway. :smashin:

    Enjoy your ps3 :)
     

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