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Jen
12-12-2007, 08:00 PM
Okay, well I could resist no longer and I found a backwards compatible (which was a big factor for me) 20gb PS3. I got it for only $225 BUT it does not have any cords or controllers. I got a wireless controller on ebay and a power cord....but now I'm wondering do I need just a regular HDMI cable to hook it to the tv or do I need something special? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!! :rock

Yippy
12-12-2007, 08:05 PM
Just a regular HDMI cable will do.

monoprice.com has some great prices.

Jen
12-12-2007, 08:08 PM
Thanks so much! :rock I'm so excited to finally have this. Do you have one? If so, any other components you recommend??

The ill Jedi
12-12-2007, 08:11 PM
Thanks so much! :rock I'm so excited to finally have this. Do you have one? If so, any other components you recommend??
Blu-Ray remote!! :rock

Congrats on your purchase!!

Fritz
12-12-2007, 08:13 PM
Nice score! :rock

Power Cable: check
Controller: check
HDMI Cable: check

Now all you need is a PS3 game and you're all set!

Actually I'm not sure what the USB cable is like with your wireless controller but the one I got with mine was very short so there was no way I could play a game if the controller was out of juice so I bought a 10 foot USB extension cable so I could still play while charging if the controller ran out of power.

Jen
12-12-2007, 08:13 PM
Blu-Ray remote!! :rock

Congrats on your purchase!!

:rock :rock Thanks!! I couldn't wait until Christmas! :lol :lol

Jen
12-12-2007, 08:20 PM
Nice score! :rock

Power Cable: check
Controller: check
HDMI Cable: check

Now all you need is a PS3 game and you're all set!

Actually I'm not sure what the USB cable is like with your wireless controller but the one I got with mine was very short so there was no way I could play a game if the controller was out of juice so I bought a 10 foot USB extension cable so I could still play while charging if the controller ran out of power.

I'm not sure how long the USB cable is, but it is also probably short. I will look into getting an extension for it. What is so silly is I just bought some PS2 games to tie me over until I got a PS3 in January or so....and then I decided to get this now....so I'll have some new PS2 games...but not PS3 games yet....well atleast not right this minute. I may look and see what I can find on sale later this evening. :)

Agent23
12-12-2007, 08:55 PM
Congrats Jen, I bought the 60 GB when that and the 20 GB were the first ones released. I love this batch because of the backwards compatibility.

Like others said, a regular HDMI cable will do. Buy a generic brand, skip the Monster cables and save yourself the cash.

Save that money for some Blu-ray movies...

:D

Bodie The Cursed
12-12-2007, 09:02 PM
I've been tempted to get one of these..

Sniper33
12-12-2007, 09:13 PM
Cant really remember or no, but if you want to go online your gonna need the cable for it (since I think the 20's were not wireless connection). Also pick up Folklore for one of your games as well as Heavenly Sword.

Agent23
12-12-2007, 09:15 PM
Yea, if you wanna go online get yourself a LAN cable (ethernet).

6 feet will cost you about $12

Jen
12-12-2007, 09:21 PM
I doubt I'll be going online...I'm really not an online gamer, but I'll pick up a cable just in case. I really don't need to be able to view my photos or download crap...I just want to play video games and watch movies...that's it. :lol

Am looking at ordering these games:
Ratchet and Clank
Heavenly Sword
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Maybe:
Assassin's Creed (sounds interesting)

I hadn't heard of Folklore before, that sounds very interesting as well. :)

BadMoon
12-12-2007, 09:24 PM
I doubt I'll be going online...I'm really not an online gamer, but I'll pick up a cable just in case. I really don't need to be able to view my photos or download crap...I just want to play video games and watch movies...that's it. :lol

Am looking at ordering these games:
Ratchet and Clank
Heavenly Sword
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Maybe:
Assassin's Creed (sounds interesting)

I hadn't heard of Folklore before, that sounds very interesting as well. :)


Jen we will miss you on Xbox Live! I think though you will love Drake's. Again it is my game of the year! :cool:

Sniper33
12-12-2007, 09:25 PM
Going by the demo Uncharted seems pretty good. HS is a good game but is kinda on the short side I would have to say, but good for the time you play it.

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/25946.html

Check the link for a review on Folklore since you havnt heard of it, and you can also check out some other reviews for other games as well. I would say get the ethernet cable anyways, that way you can download demos and such.

Jen
12-12-2007, 09:28 PM
Jen we will miss you on Xbox Live! I think though you will love Drake's. Again it is my game of the year! :cool:

:monkey2:monkey2 Maybe one day I'll get an Xbox.....glad to hear you love Drake's. I really love the Tomb Raider games and I'm hoping that this will be similar. :) I really can't wait for Devil May Cry 4 and Resident Evil 5! I'll be ready for them now!! :rock

mfoga
12-12-2007, 09:29 PM
Dont you need the online capability to get updates?

Jen
12-12-2007, 09:30 PM
Going by the demo Uncharted seems pretty good. HS is a good game but is kinda on the short side I would have to say, but good for the time you play it.

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/25946.html

Check the link for a review on Folklore since you havnt heard of it, and you can also check out some other reviews for other games as well. I would say get the ethernet cable anyways, that way you can download demos and such.

Thanks for that link Sniper33. I'm on my boss' crappy, crappy computer that is not a pc and whenever I try to watch videos/trailers it's so choppy...so I'll watch them in the morning when I'm home and on my own computer. :) :rock Good think I've been pretty nice this year, I'm going to have a very long list for Santa now! :lol

Jen
12-12-2007, 09:31 PM
Dont you need the online capability to get updates?

you know I forgot about updates and downloading demos....so I will be getting those cables after all. :lol

The ill Jedi
12-12-2007, 09:32 PM
Dont you need the online capability to get updates?
No, you can get them online at the Playstation site.

Darklord Dave
12-12-2007, 10:22 PM
No, you can get them online at the Playstation site.

Even if you're going to the Playstation site, you still need to get online, right?

I've heard that some Blu-ray DVDs won't play right without the latest software updates, so make sure you get connected!

Jen
12-12-2007, 10:28 PM
Even if you're going to the Playstation site, you still need to get online, right?

I've heard that some Blu-ray DVDs won't play right without the latest software updates, so make sure you get connected!

Thanks Darklord. Hopefully it will be pretty easy to figure out. Along with not coming with any cords, controller, etc...it also does not have the instructions. Normally you can print those out though from the website, so I still need to check into that. All this is kinda a hassle...but when I saw the price, my impulse buying habits took over.

tomandshell
12-12-2007, 10:37 PM
Once you figure things out and make the additional purchases of the cord and controller things get to be more fun. I also have the 20 GB model and now that they aren't all backwards compatible, it's kind of nice to have one that is.

Definitely get it updated ASAP over the internet and your Blu-ray experience should be trouble free.

Jen
12-12-2007, 10:42 PM
Thanks everyone for all the advice/tips/suggestions. This board really f'n rocks! Over and over again I am shown how truly awesome this community is. :) Can't wait to start playing this!! :rock :rock

bagelsncheesey
12-12-2007, 11:39 PM
:rock Jen!!

Now you'll have to buy Unreal Tournament 3 and play online with us :rock

The ill Jedi
12-12-2007, 11:59 PM
:rock Jen!!

Now you'll have to buy Unreal Tournament 3 and play online with us :rock
Hell yeah Jen, come and Pwn some B!tc#es with us!! :rock

Agent23
12-13-2007, 05:49 AM
Jen, once you are hooked up online, you'll have access to the Playstation Store, where you can download free demos, wallpaper, trailers for new movies, games, and Blu-ray movies...plus buy games too if you want. I have been buying alot of new songs for Rock Band myself.

Updating your firmware is pretty easy too, just check for system updates and the PS3 will find it for you. If you go to www.Blu-Ray.com they usually have updates on when new firmware is out or coming out. Plus ALOT more. The forums there are informative as well. Not to mention a few of us are board members there. :D

P.S. What the heck is in your avatar? :horror

Jen
12-13-2007, 11:57 AM
Jen, once you are hooked up online, you'll have access to the Playstation Store, where you can download free demos, wallpaper, trailers for new movies, games, and Blu-ray movies...plus buy games too if you want. I have been buying alot of new songs for Rock Band myself.

Updating your firmware is pretty easy too, just check for system updates and the PS3 will find it for you. If you go to www.Blu-Ray.com they usually have updates on when new firmware is out or coming out. Plus ALOT more. The forums there are informative as well. Not to mention a few of us are board members there. :D

P.S. What the heck is in your avatar? :horror


Thanks Agent 23! :) I hope it's easier than updating my HD-DVD player, I'm still having problems with that one. :lol My avatar is this creature you have to fight in RE4. He has his eyes sewn shut and blades for hands. Really creepy character and probably the one bad guy in the game I had the most trouble killing. :lol

Jen
12-13-2007, 11:58 AM
:rock Jen!!

Now you'll have to buy Unreal Tournament 3 and play online with us :rock


:lol :lol I'll look into that game. I've never played online before, but it would be fun to play with some other freaks. :D

DarkDaysinVegas
12-13-2007, 12:08 PM
Yeh....I would check out some reviews at www.gamespot.com

Here's a link http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/index.html?tag=nav-top;ps3&navclk=ps3

And just research whatever genre(s) you are into.....If you haven't already.

Good luck. I hope you really enjoy it!

Jen
12-13-2007, 12:23 PM
Thanks Darkdaysinvegas! :rock That Unreal Tournament looks hella cool. I was also watching the trailer for Blacksite Area 51 which isn't out yet, but also looks like it will be kick ass! :rock :rock I haven't even gotten my PS3 yet and I'm already excited to play all these games. Only about 1 more week and it should be here! :rock :rock

Agent23
12-13-2007, 12:40 PM
Thanks Agent 23! :) I hope it's easier than updating my HD-DVD player, I'm still having problems with that one. :lol

Don't feel bad. :lol I had a hell of a time getting my Toshiba A-20 updated. I tried like 20 different things and couldn't get it online. Come to find out, that happens alot....

I waited for the firmware update disc from Toshiba themselves, now its able to get online no problem.

Jen
12-13-2007, 12:44 PM
Don't feel bad. :lol I had a hell of a time getting my Toshiba A-20 updated. I tried like 20 different things and couldn't get it online. Come to find out, that happens alot....

I waited for the firmware update disc from Toshiba themselves, now its able to get online no problem.
I've got the Toshiba A-3 and will probably order the disc as well. :) Glad to know that I'm not the only one who couldn't get it to work...I was beginning to think that I was a complete dork...normally I'm pretty good at getting things to run properly. :lol

Agent23
12-13-2007, 12:46 PM
yea, like I said the Toshiba rep told me its common. I got so aggravated over it thou (trying to get it online).

Call them up, and they'll hook you up. No cost, free shipping. Takes a couple weeks...

I thought this was a SONY thread. :o :lol

Jen
12-13-2007, 12:47 PM
I thought this was a SONY thread. :o :lol


It was....but apparently, I need help with a lot of different things. :lol :lol

Agent23
12-13-2007, 12:48 PM
:lol

It's all good. I'm always willing to help.

:peace

Jen
12-13-2007, 01:48 PM
Well I just downloaded the update from their website, burned it on a disc and I am currently updating my player. Turned out to be rather easy! :rock :rock

Agent23
12-13-2007, 02:40 PM
Good for you. :)

See, a little help goes along way sometimes...

:D

Darth Loki
12-13-2007, 02:54 PM
Even if you're going to the Playstation site, you still need to get online, right?

I've heard that some Blu-ray DVDs won't play right without the latest software updates, so make sure you get connected!

I haven't had any issues with any BR movies on my 20GB system that I got off eBay.

Jen, when are you going to get Hellboy in BR :D

The ill Jedi
12-13-2007, 03:37 PM
Jen, when are you going to get Hellboy in BR :D
One of the most beautiful looking and sounding movies on Blu!! Really enhances your HB viewing experience! :rock

Jen
12-14-2007, 12:09 AM
I haven't had any issues with any BR movies on my 20GB system that I got off eBay.

Jen, when are you going to get Hellboy in BR :D

I should have my PS3 Monday or Tuesday....I will definitely be ordering Hellboy! I'm not upgrading a lot of my movies (can't really afford it and my HD DVD player is also an upconverter which works fine enough for me for now) but this movie I will definitely get on Blu-ray. Probably will order it after the holidays. The other movies I have that will definitely be upgraded are King Kong and LOTR whenever they put one out. :)

hairlesswookiee
12-14-2007, 07:19 PM
congrats on the recent purchase!! you wont regret it. i recommend getting casino royale on blu ray soon. also, if you plan on putting music, movies on the hard drive i would recommend upgrading that ASAP.

Jen
12-14-2007, 08:01 PM
congrats on the recent purchase!! you wont regret it. i recommend getting casino royale on blu ray soon. also, if you plan on putting music, movies on the hard drive i would recommend upgrading that ASAP.

Thanks, I love Casino Royale and will probably upgrade to blu ray. :) I'm thinking I'll be fine with the 20gb. I'm not planning on downloading movies or music or store photos or any of that stuff....that's what my computer is for. Plus, I'm kinda old school when it comes to music/movies...I like the packaging so if there is something I like I will buy it rather than purchase a download. Downloads just aren't quite as special to me as actually having the product in my hand. So hopefully 20gb will be enough, for what I intend to do. :) Should be here in a couple days!! I'm so excited!! I just bought Uncharted: Drake's Fortune so I'm ready when that baby arrives! :)

DarkDaysinVegas
12-15-2007, 08:24 AM
Jen.....make sure you check out Assassin's Creed and The Orange Box

Kabukiman
12-15-2007, 09:39 AM
Does the PS3 version of the Orange Box come with the same games as the PC?

DarkDaysinVegas
12-15-2007, 09:42 AM
Not really sure....I haven't played the PC version.

Jen
12-19-2007, 10:55 AM
Well my PS3 is here and I got all the cables/controllers already so I was able to hook it all up when it arrived and thankfully it works. I do wonder why people don't clean up their consoles before they sell them.....but nothing a damp cloth didn't clean up. :) Will probably start playing Uncharted: Drake's Fortune today or tomorrow. Had to finish RE4: Separate Ways and Assignment Ada first on my PS2. :D

bagelsncheesey
12-19-2007, 11:00 AM
Well my PS3 is here and I got all the cables/controllers already so I was able to hook it all up when it arrived and thankfully it works. I do wonder why people don't clean up their consoles before they sell them.....but nothing a damp cloth didn't clean up. :) Will probably start playing Uncharted: Drake's Fortune today or tomorrow. Had to finish RE4: Separate Ways and Assignment Ada first on my PS2. :D

awesome news! it's a really good console. i wish i had more games for it, but i'm pretty much gaming on my 360. drakes, unreal tournament 3, and soon metal gear solid 4 will change all that though :D

hairlesswookiee
12-19-2007, 12:09 PM
awesome news! it's a really good console. i wish i had more games for it, but i'm pretty much gaming on my 360. drakes, unreal tournament 3, and soon metal gear solid 4 will change all that though :D

i really didn't enjoy UT III that much. i rented it last weekend and i didn't see anything great about it. i still prefer COD4 for multiplayer.

Jen
12-30-2007, 06:22 PM
Well I have 3 PS3 games now....I've played Uncharted: Drake's Fortune...loved it....Heavenly Sword...very cool but way too short and now I'm playing Assassin's Creed which in my opinion is the best of all 3. This game totally rocks! :rock :rock And I love how you can do extra missions and make it last as long as you want. :)