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Spec new home AV system with both line 21/CC & 608/HD captions

Our just-dead entertainment system was a 1999 moderate-price set-up. We don’t need to understand why something is the best system; if it meets our needs (details coming right up) and it costs around $1500 we’d be delirious with joy. We're willing to buy an entirely new system, and/or happy to reuse the currently working bits. We're not audiophiles (we have mild hearing impairments). We'd like something that will still work in a decade. [more inside]
posted by Jesse the K on Nov 29, 2015 - 3 answers

Help me watch HBOGo on my TV

I have a Sony Bravia TV hooked up to a Playstation 3 which is my main media box. There is now an HBO Go app for the PS3. Yay! But, as a Comcast subscriber, I cannot activate the app on my PS3. Boo. Beyond donating more money to Net Neutrality causes how can I, with the equipment I already own, most easily get HBOGo content to my TV? [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Jan 18, 2015 - 10 answers

Tamer games for the PS3

My nephews, 8 and 11, have fallen in love with Call of Duty. Their mother isn't happy with their new love affair, but their neighborhood friends have an older brother so, what's done is done. I would like to get them one or two games for Christmas that are not quite so violent, or at least not so much realistic violence. [more inside]
posted by gladly on Nov 25, 2014 - 21 answers

Want a (used?) PS3 - but which model?

PS4 is out, so time for me to get a PS3 and enjoy a sweet, sweet back catalogue of cheap, cheap games. But given that I also like to 'open' my consoles for media playing / emulator goodness, which new or used model should I buy? The main concern seems to be downgrading the official firmware from whatever it is now to 3.55 so that unofficial firmware can be installed. Is this easily done on all models (for example, the latest 12gb or 500gb jobs) or only older slim / fat models?
posted by obiwanwasabi on Dec 15, 2013 - 1 answer

How can I best replace my dead PS3 without losing all my stuff?

My beloved 60GB "Fat" PS3 has kicked, after many years of faithful service. I'm trying to figure out how to replace it with minimal hassle and without losing anything from the hard drive. Google search turns up conflicting advice. Long-ish explanation follows. [more inside]
posted by churl on Oct 7, 2013 - 8 answers

How can I rent a PS3 in central Florida?

I'm down in Central Florida for over a week and kind of stuck in the house. I want to play Playstation 3 exclusive "The Last of Us" but don't really need the console after a little over a week. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by Brainy on Jul 12, 2013 - 8 answers

Recently picked up a used Playstation 3. What games should I get?

I recently picked up a cheap used Playstation 3. I'm entirely new to console gaming but have played PC games for many years. What older, must-not-miss games are there for the system? I've heard about Uncharted 3 and Red Dead Redemption. Others?
posted by perissodactyl on Jun 11, 2013 - 36 answers

seeking non-violent PS3 games with female protagonists

I'm looking for games available for the PlayStation 3 with (fully clothed, not overtly sexualized) female protagonists, or protagonists of unspecified gender. Ideally, the games would also be non-violent or minimally violent, and they would rely largely on puzzle-solving rather than time-sensitive and reflex-dependent jump-and-shoot strategies. [more inside]
posted by Elsa on Apr 25, 2013 - 20 answers

Help get Amazon Prime to give me sound on my PS3

PS3 + Amazon Instant Video is giving me no sound. PS3 works perfectly with sound with all other games/movies etc. [more inside]
posted by wile e on Jul 28, 2012 - 2 answers

How can I play classic NES/SNES games on my TV?

I want to do NES/SNES emulation, and play the games on my HDTV. What's the best way to do this (details inside)? [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Dec 27, 2011 - 8 answers

Can an Xbox 360 or PS3 Play Archived Ripped DVDs

Can an XBox 360 and/or Playstation 3 be made to play archived/ripped DVDs that preserve the menu structure? Is there a guide for doing that somewhere? [more inside]
posted by willnot on Nov 14, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me get my PS3 back on the Playstation Network

I lost the password for my Playstation Network account, and no longer have access to the associated email address. How do I get my PS3 back online? [more inside]
posted by slogger on Sep 15, 2011 - 3 answers


PlayStation3 has stopped playing with Netflix. I have done the fixes I found on internet and set a help request to Playstation. However, if y'all have the solution, it would saving me waiting for Playstation to get back to me. [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Feb 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Help us fix our PS3 (BSOD)

Several problems with PS3 and Rock Band 3 on PS3 - help? (long) [more inside]
posted by lvanshima on Dec 26, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me get better at Call of Duty: Black Ops (& other FPS) in multiplayer! Please!

Help me get better at Call of Duty: Black Ops (& other FPS) in multiplayer! Please! [more inside]
posted by cuando on Nov 15, 2010 - 14 answers

Red Dead Redemption: PS3 or Xbox 360?

Red Dead Redemption: The reviews of this game have been so exceptional that I think I might like to get it. However, I own neither an Xbox 360 nor a PlayStation 3 and would like advice about which console to consider buying. (A little more inside.) [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Jun 13, 2010 - 33 answers

Stupid encryption hampers my attempts to get video game footage, how do I fix this?

How can I capture video game footage from my Sony Playstation 3? [more inside]
posted by Nixie Pixel on May 31, 2010 - 4 answers

What's the big difference between the 120GB and 250GB PS3?

Why would I want a 250GB PS3 over a 120GB one? And more n00b PS3 buying questions inside. [more inside]
posted by gramcracker on Apr 20, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I get the most out of the PS3?

Please help me get the most out of our new PS3! [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Mar 25, 2010 - 32 answers

From your own experience with PlayStation 3

My Playstation 3 is NTSC and If I purchased FFXIII in PAL version. I know for sure it will work in my Game console. [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Mar 9, 2010 - 3 answers

360 RIP. Hello PS3?

Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3, 2010 Edition. [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Mar 4, 2010 - 18 answers

seeking non-grindy videogames with excessive cutscenes, good voice acting & good writing

I enjoyed the hell out of Dragon Age: Origins and am looking for more games like it. Platform: PS3, Mac. TL;DR list of likes/dislikes in game after the jump. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Feb 8, 2010 - 25 answers

Question on fixing Playstation 3.

Will self-repairing my broken PS3 make it invalid for future repairs by Sony (even if it's already out of warranty)? [more inside]
posted by ShortHairyMan on Oct 6, 2009 - 4 answers

PS3 has turned so ugly

PlayStation 3 firmware update 3.0 is truly a pile. Font size is ginormous on my 42" LCD (akin to going from 1024x768 to 640x480), icons are shilling for the PlayStation Network in every menu and there's a hideous update bar in the upper right-hand corner I can't figure out how to turn off. I wish I hadn't taken the plunge -- if you haven't, don't do it! Does anyone have solutions to mitigate this nightmare, which has turned the menus of my console and home theatre box into a janky-looking POS?
posted by porn in the woods on Sep 1, 2009 - 7 answers

My PS3 done broke. Should I shell out the cash to repair, or hold off and see what Sony's got up its sleeve?

Broken PS3 - ship it off for repairs or wait and see what the holidays bring? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Aug 10, 2009 - 5 answers

Hello Cleveland! Are you ready to rock? And by rock, I mean click really loudly.

A couple of Guitar Hero: World Tour (Wii) instrument silencing questions. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Apr 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Is this PS3 already shot?

Is there something wrong with this PS3 controller? Or possibly something wrong with the system? [more inside]
posted by TheArpenter on Feb 19, 2009 - 7 answers

Flip Video on PS3

Anyone have any luck getting Flip Video clips to play on a playstation 3? It's an F260. Doesn't work over a media server or hooked up directly.
posted by mzurer on Feb 15, 2009 - 5 answers

I want to access PS3 Online Store via Playstation 3 overseas

How can I access playstation US store overseas via playstation 3 console? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Dec 26, 2008 - 5 answers

Recommend casual games for a new PS3 owner

My friend's husband just bought a PS3. She wants a game like Super Mario Bros. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Dec 6, 2008 - 20 answers

Help me set up my new 5.1 surround sound speakers!

I just bought a 5.1 home theatre system. The speakers are Klipsch; the receiver is a Yamaha RX-V363. I'm having some (read; a lot) setup problems that I'm hoping the hive mind could help me out with. Specifically, I'm having trouble getting sound out of my PS3 and a picture and sound out of my Wii. Hope me! [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Jun 14, 2008 - 11 answers

What are the best display settings for a PS3?

What are the best display settings for a Playstation 3 to ensure I get the best possible picture quality when watching Bluray discs and standard DVDs? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on May 31, 2008 - 6 answers

40GB or 80GB. That is the question...

I'm looking at buying a Playstation 3 pretty much only so I can have a really good Blu-ray player. It's highly unlikely I'll ever buy any PS3 games beyond GTA4, Rockband and maybe Little Big Planet. Given this, should I just buy the 40GB model of the console or are the extra features of the 80GB model (flash card reader, SACD support etc) worth the extra cash in the long run?
posted by Effigy2000 on May 7, 2008 - 16 answers

Will a US Playstation 3 settle in the UK?

Will a US-bought Playstation 3 work in the UK? [more inside]
posted by badlydubbedboy on Feb 22, 2007 - 9 answers

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