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Playstation HOME Beta

Discussion in 'Gaming Fun - The Other Reality' started by Brandon428, Oct 27, 2008.

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  1. Brandon428

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    I read an interview with one of the developers for Uncharted Drakes Fortune and he said that they were only harnessing about 30% of the PS3's power but Uncharted 2 will use close to 100% he said. So it should be quite breathtaking when its released. Also Killzone 2 comes out February 27.
     
  2. machavez00

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    OK I turned on my PS3 and no video. Did the Home software brick my PS3?
     
  3. Chris Blount

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    I messed with "Home" this evening a bit. Kind of lame but it has potential. It's really funny though. The ratio of males to females is about 10 to 1. Several guys are always trying to hit on one girl. Too funny.

    Actually I was thinking that the movie theater has real potential. It would be fun if they showed actual movies in there and people can talk about them while watching.
     
  4. Brandon428

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    Its still very beta but like you said the potential is there and Sony has invested so much into Home so it will get much better. The possibilities are really endless in what Sony can do with this. I think eventually PSN will become even better than XboxLive,which I never thought would happen.
     
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    It shouldn't have. Its still beta but it would be the first time I have heard of Home bricking a PS3 .It freezes rarely,it used to freeze a lot when it was still in closed beta but since open beta it hasn't froze on me once. Please keep me updated on the situation and I'll try to offer all the help I can.
     
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    It looks like the HDMI port on my 9 month old PS3 died. I pulled out the composite cable and I have video, at 480i. I submitted an online service request.
     
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    Are you still under warranty?
     
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    Yes, when I input my serial number it said I was still under warranty.. They are sending a prepaid box for shipping.
     
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    I've had somewhat of the same issue but found it was just a resolution issue or it just doesn't recognize that I'm using HDMI. Usually I can just play around with it for a bit and a screen will finally appear asking if I want to use 1080P.

    Not sure if it's the same problem but you may want to try screwing with it before sending it in. Just hit some buttons on the controller. Or if your using componant then plug in HDMI and try selecting 1080P in the menu to see if it switches.
     
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    Try resetting the resolution. Plug in the HDMI then press the front power button,let go the quickly press the power button again till you hear 2 beeps. Its probably is just a resolution problem. That happens to me sometimes. I'd at least try that while your waiting for your coffin. Also what model do you have and when did you buy it? Holiday PS3s are known more for hardware failure due to increased production and less quality. If resetting the resolution doesn't work then perhaps try a system restore.
     
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    If resetting the resolution with the power button doesn't work then do it manually. Ill tell you step by step the movements on the controller so you can do it without video.(Make sure the HDMI is plugged) First:turn on the system of course,turn on your controller.

    Second:Once the controller is synced with the PS3 hold the right button on the D-pad for 4 seconds.

    Third:Now press (don't hold)the left button on the D-pad 7 times

    Fourth:Now hold down on the down button on the D-pad for 4 seconds.

    Fifth:press up on the the D-pad (don't hold) 4 times.

    Sixth:press X on the controller 2 times waiting 3 seconds between each press.

    Seventh:Hold up on the D-pad 4 seconds.

    Ninth:press X 2 times waiting 3 seconds in between each press.

    The PS3 should now see the HDMI and offer to switch the resolution to the maximum possible resolution (720p,1080i,1080p) your TV supports.
     
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    I have the 40Gb model, bought at a Target in March
    I already did the reset last night and I have video using the composite cable. When I select HDMI output I have no image. It's not a resolution issue because when I press info on the TV's remote its showing 720x480@60hz(480p). It's just a black screen.
     
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    Well wonders never cease. When I got home tonight and turned on the PS3, Voila, I had a picture.
     
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    Keeping your finger on the standby button works as well, you don't need to release.

    Glad to hear you got the image issue resolved, machavez00.
     
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    So it would appear they sneakily removed the global voice chat feature in Home due to the rampant abuse.
     
  17. Brandon428

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    Yeah,its been temp. removed due to abuse and quality issues. They need to tighten up the censoring.
     
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    I don't use Home very much, in fact close to ever but it would make sense to be able to bring up a list of the people in the area and see their name light up when they speak so they can easily be muted.
     
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    OK, the "coffin" was at my house when I arrived home from work yesterday. Should I still send it in even though I now have video via the HDMI cable?
     
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    I'm all for exercising my warranty but its your decision. While I believe it wasn't a major problem with the hardware itself perhaps you shouldn't let it slide and a few months down the road it breaks down and your out of warranty. If I were you I would send it in and let them check it out to make sure there's nothing seriously wrong (It can't hurt). Total time without your PS3 should only take between 8-10 days at most. So if you can live without it for that long my advice is go ahead and do it. Think of it as a free check up.
     
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