Some PS3 Questions

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  1. Steaps

    Steaps New Member

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    Just some questions before i probably get a PS3 tomorrow.

    1. Does it come with the HDMI cables?
    2. What Linux distributions can i install on it?
    3. How easy is it to install Linux on it, and get it up and running? I know there is no 'hacking' involved as Sony lets you partition the HD and install a new operating system through the settings
    4. Can i download Blu-ray movies or HD movies from the internet and play them back through it?

    Thanks.
  2. eric_chaos

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    1. no. Standard red, white, and yellow composite cables
    2. I have ubuntu 7.something. There might be newer ones availible.
    3. Pretty easy. The only thing I had trouble with was getting the resolution set right.
    4. You can copy them to your PS3 via flashdrive, external HDD, or you can download them right onto your PS3 through the web browser. Or... You can buy them on your PS3 through the PS Store.
  3. Steaps

    Steaps New Member

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    Woah that was fast, thanks. How did you fix your resolution problem? Did you just not know the resolution of your HD TV?
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    eric_chaos Well-Known Member

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    Nah. I knew, but theres like, 5 different ways of changing it. All through manual code editing(thats linux for you). A few didnt work for me, but I eventually got it.
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    msudude1885@aim.com New Member

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    1. it does come with HDMI cables. why are you under the impression that it doesn't. do you even have one.
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    Um, yes?
  7. MrFairladyz

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    1. no
    2. all linux- s should work... yellow dog linux is made especially for it
    3. youll have to mess around iwth it for a while or find a tut online
    4. dunno...
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    Where can you download Blu-Ray movies???? Are they *******s or really big downloads???
  10. MrFairladyz

    MrFairladyz Active Member

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    NO way dude!!!! any hdmi calbe will work... dont get one over $20 or $30

    i got mine for $12 at EDIT: big lots, not best buy) and they have em around that at target... dunno what u have in canada but t shouldnt be too different... there are a ton on ebay for cheap too.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/PREMIUM-NEW-HDM...39:1|66:2|65:12|240:1308&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Premium-1-3...39:1|66:2|65:12|240:1308&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Gold-Premiu...39:1|66:2|65:12|240:1308&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Premium-HDM...39:1|66:2|65:12|240:1309&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Premium-1-3...39:1|66:2|65:12|240:1308&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

    and just search hdmi like this

    http://electronics.shop.ebay.com/it...lnZ1QQ_sacatZ14961QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em282


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