Obligatory Got a PS3 Thread

demonbox wrote:

As to the Real Triggers, is this what you mean: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003S6RI2G/... I'm not finding the product by that exact name: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...

mrtomaytohead wrote:

Does whatever you are plugging your PS3 into support sound over HDMI (1.3, I think)? If not, you'll need a separate audio cable (optical or RCA). The HDMI cable from monoprice and an extra controller are the only pieces of hardware I've bought for my PS3.

Umm, I don't know. How do I find out? I've got the owner's manual for my tv but am not sure what I should be looking for. I do want to know what sort of connections I need, so appreciate the assistance.

Not sure if I should go USB cables or charger- any recommendation for charging stations in case I go that way?

I wanted to say Just check the owner's manual for what version / revision number HDMI supports in the specifications or features list, but my Onkyo manual doesn't go into that. No idea if yours will. What mine does do is talk about how it supports sound with the HDMI connections in the section that talks about connecting devices over HDMI. So I would still check the places I would suggest first, and then start poking around to find out. I Googled my model and the Amazon page for it listed the HDMI version number.

According to the tables on wikipedia, 1.3 is when audio support was added.

I bought trigger extensions and a non-slip covering for one of my controllers.
I also bought an extra long usb cable so I could play even if the battery was low.

Dust 514 is great. I think you can still buy your way into the beta for $20. It is/will be Move compatible also (correct me if I'm wrong somebody).
I also bought the PS3 Wireless Stereo Headphones, but they're pretty expensive. Do the job pretty well for communicating online and they work on the PC and Mac.
Being able to stand in my living room and pretending to be a soldier with a rifle like when I was playing as a kid is really what's sold me on the headset/Move/Dust 514 combo.

Games: Vanquish, Bayonetta.
Dark/Demons Souls, Twisted Metal, Zone of the Enders HD Collection.
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (PSN)

I also am newly online with PSN and PS+. Send me frinvites!

Finally got my ps3 as mentioned before. Not digging infamous that came with it, hopefully the 2nd is better (prototype is such a better game). It came with a month of ps+ so I have plenty of things to try.

master0 wrote:

(prototype is such a better game)

You no longer deserve that PS3.

EverythingsTentative wrote:
master0 wrote:

(prototype is such a better game)

You no longer deserve that PS3. ;)

haha, to be fair they really are very different games. Infamous is more a third person shooter while prototype has you playing as the hulk. The latter is much more fun to me. My main complaint with infamous was that the shooting doesn't seem to work to well, and you die fairly easily. Also it's a bit repetitive. I hear the 2nd one fixes up some of my complaints so I may skip to that.

While the mechanics improved a bit with Infamous 2, I liked the progression in Infamous better. I played through Infamous twice (good and evil), but I stalled on my second play though of Infamous 2 (the evil in that one seemed a bit too evil for me). It's still all comic book fluff, but definitely worth trying.

mrtomaytohead wrote:

I wanted to say Just check the owner's manual for what version / revision number HDMI supports in the specifications or features list, but my Onkyo manual doesn't go into that. No idea if yours will. What mine does do is talk about how it supports sound with the HDMI connections in the section that talks about connecting devices over HDMI. So I would still check the places I would suggest first, and then start poking around to find out. I Googled my model and the Amazon page for it listed the HDMI version number.

According to the tables on wikipedia, 1.3 is when audio support was added.

I'm dumb on some topics; this is one of them. I'm still unsure what sort of audo or video connections I need to get. Here is a link to my TV (with tech info): http://www.insigniaproducts.com/prod... While I am sometime lazy, this is just a case of me just just not getting it- any help would be appreciated.

demonbox wrote:
mrtomaytohead wrote:

I wanted to say Just check the owner's manual for what version / revision number HDMI supports in the specifications or features list, but my Onkyo manual doesn't go into that. No idea if yours will. What mine does do is talk about how it supports sound with the HDMI connections in the section that talks about connecting devices over HDMI. So I would still check the places I would suggest first, and then start poking around to find out. I Googled my model and the Amazon page for it listed the HDMI version number.

According to the tables on wikipedia, 1.3 is when audio support was added.

I'm dumb on some topics; this is one of them. I'm still unsure what sort of audo or video connections I need to get. Here is a link to my TV (with tech info): http://www.insigniaproducts.com/prod... While I am sometime lazy, this is just a case of me just just not getting it- any help would be appreciated.

No worries, you just needed to scroll down (I did a browser find)

4 HDMI inputs: HDMI cable not included. High-speed HDMI cable is the only connection that can deliver a full HDTV experience with a full 1080p picture and digital surround sound.

You will be fine with just an HDMI cable.

Plugs new ps3 into pc monitor. Starts hearing things. ? My monitor has speakers? Well huh, it only took me a year to learn that...

So all I really need to get for Christmas is an HDMI cable (monoprice is a good spot to go to, yes?), yes? I want to get a controller charger but if the controllers are set up to plug into the unit itself to charge I don't need these right away, correct? And also, does the controller come with a cable to plug into the PS3 or does the PS3 come with these? Just want to be sure that I have everything I absolutely need and branch out from there.

Also, I know I'm dense- sorry- so thanks again for all the help. Sorry if I'm asking the same questions a few times over throughout the thread.

demonbox wrote:

So all I really need to get for Christmas is an HDMI cable (monoprice is a good spot to go to, yes?), yes? I want to get a controller charger but if the controllers are set up to plug into the unit itself to charge I don't need these right away, correct? And also, does the controller come with a cable to plug into the PS3 or does the PS3 come with these? Just want to be sure that I have everything I absolutely need and branch out from there.

Also, I know I'm dense- sorry- so thanks again for all the help. Sorry if I'm asking the same questions a few times over throughout the thread.

Yeah, monoprice is good. I hear AmazonBasics are decent as well. With the controllers, you're right, you wouldn't need an aftermarket charger right away. The PS3 should come with one or two cables to charge the controllers directly.

Lucky Wilbury wrote:

Yeah, monoprice is good. I hear AmazonBasics are decent as well. With the controllers, you're right, you wouldn't need an aftermarket charger right away. The PS3 should come with one or two cables to charge the controllers directly.

All correct. I have multiple HDMI cables from both Monoprice and AmazonBasics and all have worked perfectly.

Not sure if it's common knowledge or not, but I believe the controllers only charge when the PS3 is powered on. Prior to picking up a charger I usually just plugged the USB cable into my computer and kept them charged that way.

I've not had to buy HDMI cables and I don't mind asking questions so- any recommendations as to length? I'm curious what's normal/standard. I assume it doesn't matter and was going to pick up the 5 ft even tho the tv and ps3 will be close to each other. Wasn't sure if that was perhaps a bad idea, a short trip to tangled cable city. Also, if I did decide to pick up the USB cables so that they could be plugged in, which would I be looking for (not sure the format): http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...

You want a mini USB cable, not the micro. I would suggest one without the ferrite but I don't think it matters. I would also recommend at least 10ft.

And just because I can navigate Amazon easier... http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-F3U138-...

Thanks- I ended up picking that up, and it came in the mail today.

EverythingsTentative wrote:

You want a mini USB cable, not the micro. I would suggest one without the ferrite but I don't think it matters. I would also recommend at least 10ft.

And just because I can navigate Amazon easier... http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-F3U138-...

This is for the HDMI out? I don't see how this fits into the back of the PS3. I don't see how I could be missing it, there just isn't a space it fits in. The small part goes into the digital out slot but it doesn't connect to anything in there. How sure are you that I need this one? Suggestion? Thanks.

A long mini USB is useful for charging your controller. You still need a male to male HDMI for the video out.

I see now the suggest for the mini usb must have been asked above, and not so much an answer to which HDMI I should pick up.

For HDMI to tv, will any of these work: http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...

Those look fine too me. I suggest at least 3 feet of cord, 1.5 can be hard to reuse if you ever rearrange.

I should have been more specific- there's several categories listed there, do I just pick up the "28AWG HDMI High Speed Certified Male to Male Cables?" Thanks so much for your help.

I don't know if this helps but... http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-... . If it can call itself an HDMI then you are good.

No matter what, though, there is absolutely no picture or sound quality difference between a $3.50 cable and a $1,000 cable.

Most of you reading this only need a few feet of HDMI cabling to run from your Blu-ray player and cable/satellite box to your TV. Over these short distances, even the cheapest HDMI cables are going to work. And if they work, as you've read, it means you're getting perfect image and sound. Even over long runs, most cheap cables can do the job just fine. Don't let a salesman try to up-sell you on $300 HDMI cables as the "only way to make your new 240 Hz TV work." Politely tell him he is incorrect and to move on with the sale.

demonbox wrote:

do I just pick up the "28AWG HDMI High Speed Certified Male to Male Cables?"

Simple answer: Yes.

That's going to be the cheapest way to go. You want the 'high speed' ones. If you look into the description, it will tell you what it does. In this case, 1080p and audio are the first 2 bullet points in the features list (that are more like paragraphs using bullet points).

Thanks a lot for all your help.