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|MaguS|
10-18-06, 10:54 PM
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/740/740005p1.html

Some nice information there...

The PS3 loads up a Blu-Ray movie fast. Impress sampled the US version of Fifth Element (Japan won't take shipment of its first commercial Blu-Ray movies until early November) and found that the PS3 took less than 10 seconds to start up the disc after it had been selected from the video section of the Cross Media Bar.


The PS3 is capable of selecting resolution for you automatically. However, if you want to select your own resolution, you can chose from 480p, 1080i, 720p, 1080p and "custom." We're not sure what the last one is just yet.

You also have full control over the form of audio that the PS3 outputs. From the Audio Output section of the menu, you can select from Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1 and AAC, as well as Linear PCM with 2ch, 5.1ch and 7.1ch available in 44.1kHz, 88.2kHz, 48kHz and 192kHz. You can also set this to automatic in case you're not interested in the details. You have three audio cable options available: HDMI, optical and AV Multi.

It's also capable of playing back video directly from the hard disk. Impress was able to play a 1920 x 1080 MPEG2 from hard disk. It's unclear at this point if users will be able to play back VC-1 and H.264 encoded files from the hard disk, although these high powered codecs are, of course, playable from Blu-Ray discs.

Another mysterious icon in the PS3 Cross Media Bar is found in the system settings section. The menu has an option labeled "Other System Install," whose function is currently unknown.

Bman212121
10-18-06, 10:59 PM
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/740/740005p1.html

Some nice information there...

Another mysterious icon in the PS3 Cross Media Bar is found in the system settings section. The menu has an option labeled "Other System Install," whose function is currently unknown.

That should be for Yellow Dog Linux.

Great news though, I forgot to check for the follow-up article.

shungokusatsu
10-18-06, 11:23 PM
Press conference tomorrow (http://www.gamespot.com/pages/features/onthespot/index.php) and you can find all kinds of info via my Daily Report (http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board?board.id=ps3daily).

Bad_Boy
10-18-06, 11:43 PM
Press conference tomorrow (http://www.gamespot.com/pages/features/onthespot/index.php) and you can find all kinds of info via my Daily Report (http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board?board.id=ps3daily).
You are Patriot on playstation forums?

shungokusatsu
10-18-06, 11:44 PM
You are Patriot on playstation forums?
No, I do the report and Patriot uploads it.

Bad_Boy
10-18-06, 11:47 PM
No, I do the report and Patriot uploads it.
so that makes you assistant of admin assistant?
either way i guess thats cool, really interested in seeing what happens tomorrow.

edit: whats your name on the forums? i havent posted there in years but i still check it from time to time

toxikneedle
10-18-06, 11:48 PM
I'm jealous of the playing MPEG2 HD files off of the HDD, MS really need to get that going on the 360.

AthlonXP1800
10-19-06, 12:58 AM
I am impressive that PS3 loaded Blu-ray movie alot faster than all very expensive Blu-ray players and has no mentioned of faults in Fifth Element which had issues on some Blu-ray players. Both HD-DVD and Blu-ray took 1 min to boot to watch a movie, PS3 seem will be the best value for money as Blu-ray player.

I hope PS3 can play MPEG2 files from PCs. It great news for all PSP owners who watch DVD movies on memory sticks. :)

evilchris
10-19-06, 01:12 AM
Any mention of the HD audio formats? That's an ENORMOUS area for me.

Mr_LoL
10-19-06, 01:33 AM
I thought mpeg2 files were inferior to hddvd equivalent? I need to read up on all this blu ray hddvd business.

evilchris
10-19-06, 01:37 AM
I thought mpeg2 files were inferior to hddvd equivalent? I need to read up on all this blu ray hddvd business.

They are VASTLY inferior. HD-DVD uses VC1. This is why BR is *losing* to HD-DVD in the format war currently. BR movies are a joke in comparison to HD-DVD.

Bad_Boy
10-19-06, 02:41 AM
I am impressive that PS3 loaded Blu-ray movie alot faster than all very expensive Blu-ray players and has no mentioned of faults in Fifth Element which had issues on some Blu-ray players. Both HD-DVD and Blu-ray took 1 min to boot to watch a movie, PS3 seem will be the best value for money as Blu-ray player.

now that you mention blu-ray playback...

I'll be picking up a couple movies with my ps3.
Kingdom of Heaven (50gb)
Black Hawk Down (50gb)

both should be great movies to test out, not to mention the movies are acutally good.
Superman is supposedly gonna be the first 50GB movie on vc-1, too bad that movie sucked imho.


I hope PS3 can play MPEG2 files from PCs. It great news for all PSP owners who watch DVD movies on memory sticks. :)I think Impress Watch (or is it Watch Impress?) tested a 1080 MPEG2 movie file that worked. Or is that what you were referring to?

Any mention of the HD audio formats? That's an ENORMOUS area for me.
copied from another forum...

Dolby Digital 5.1 ch
DTS 5.1 ch
AAC
Linear PCM 2 ch 44.1 Khz
Linear PCM 2 ch 88.2 Khz
Linear PCM 2 ch 48 Khz
xxxxxx<something I cant read
Linear PCM 2 ch 96 Khz
Linear PCM 2 ch 192 Khz
Linear PCM 5.1 ch 44.1 Khz
Linear PCM 5.1 ch 88.2 Khz
Linear PCM 5.1 ch 48 Khz
Linear PCM 5.1 ch 192 Khz
Linear PCM 7.1 ch 44.1 Khz
Linear PCM 7.1 ch 88.2 Khz
Linear PCM 7.1 ch 48 Khz
Linear PCM 7.1 ch 96 Khz
Linear PCM 7.1 ch 192 Khz
probably missing some, couldnt read them all off the video i think.

Heres a image...
http://www.ps3blogi.fi/images/ps3_09_1161119057.jpg

shungokusatsu
10-19-06, 02:53 AM
so that makes you assistant of admin assistant?
either way i guess thats cool, really interested in seeing what happens tomorrow.

edit: whats your name on the forums? i havent posted there in years but i still check it from time to time

Same as here.

Bad_Boy
10-19-06, 02:59 AM
Same as here.
cool, ill have to browse the boards more often.

shungokusatsu
10-19-06, 03:13 AM
Just a few others:

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/docs/20061018/ps3m12.jpg

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/docs/20061018/ps3m14.jpg

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/docs/20061018/ps3m15.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e162/monkeynpiglet/DigitalLife090.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e162/monkeynpiglet/DigitalLife024.jpg

Best Buy Kiosk Area:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a293/msuman2k4/SSPX0178.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a293/msuman2k4/SSPX0174.jpg

And an XMB (http://www.psmpodcast.com/?p=17) Walkthrough

Mr. Hunt
10-19-06, 03:14 AM
Is the Bluray version of Kingdom of Heaven going to be the directors cut? I enjoyed the original, but the DC is better.

evilchris
10-19-06, 03:15 AM
copied from another forum...


probably missing some, couldnt read them all off the video i think.

Heres a image...
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Well ****, no HD audio.

I need something with 7.1 analog outputs right now that passes DTS HD or DD +. Nothing exists yet. Seems the PS3 is not actually ready to be a true HD player. ( the X360 of course isn't even remotely close to one in its wildest dreams ). But Sony is pitching the PS3 as an HD solution. HD is more than video, it is audio too. According to what you all have posted, the PS3 does not offer any advantage over the X360 on the audio side. I was hoping with a year newer release date it would.

Bad_Boy
10-19-06, 03:26 AM
Well ****, no HD audio.

I need something with 7.1 analog outputs right now that passes DTS HD or DD +. Nothing exists yet. Seems the PS3 is not actually ready to be a true HD player. ( the X360 of course isn't even remotely close to one in its wildest dreams ). But Sony is pitching the PS3 as an HD solution. HD is more than video, it is audio too. According to what you all have posted, the PS3 does not offer any advantage over the X360 on the audio side. I was hoping with a year newer release date it would.
I'm pretty sure PS3 supports HD Audio...
PLAYSTATION 3 will feature interactive Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound for games, Dolby Digital, and Dolby TrueHD for decoding up to 7.1 channels for Blu-ray movie playback.
http://investor.dolby.com/ReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=211947


not just movies, but games as well..
IGN: The game's tech specs have been a frequent topic of discussion. So that said, what level of HD will it run in (720p, 1080i, 1080p), what's the final framerate, and what sort of audio codec have you decided to support?


Al Hastings, Chief Technology Officer: Our intention is to support all HD modes including 1080p. The framerate will be locked at 30 frames per second in both single-player and multiplayer. We use a number of different codecs internally including AC3 and ATRAC3 depending on what's best suited to each particular case. The highest quality output format our game supports is 7.1 uncompressed over HDMI.
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/729/729630p2.html

evilchris
10-19-06, 03:29 AM
I'm pretty sure PS3 supports HD Audio...

http://investor.dolby.com/ReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=211947


not just movies, but games as well..

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/729/729630p2.html

None of that indicates what I consider HD audio. I'm looking for lossless DTS HD here...

As far as the games quote, 7.1 uncompressed != HD audio.

Bad_Boy
10-19-06, 03:37 AM
Might need a hdmi 1.3 receiver for that. I'm pretty sure it supports it, though I dont think it decodes lossless (MA).

Is the Bluray version of Kingdom of Heaven going to be the directors cut? I enjoyed the original, but the DC is better.
Yeah, I think it's DC.

AthlonXP1800
10-19-06, 04:54 AM
They are VASTLY inferior. HD-DVD uses VC1. This is why BR is *losing* to HD-DVD in the format war currently. BR movies are a joke in comparison to HD-DVD.

Yes you quite right but here is really nothing wrong with Blu-ray movies that has inferior image quality people complainted about, it was caused by faulty DNR Digital Noise Reduction chips in all first generation Blu-ray players, all manufactuers will issue DNR fix firmware in end of Oct/Nov. Things should get better with second generation Blu-ray players with new revised DNR chips. PS3 will not have this issue because it all done by software.

H3avyM3tal
10-19-06, 05:24 AM
evilchris, whats the diff between lossless DTS and everything else?
And can you give an example/analogy about it pls?
(btw Im seriously asking)

AthlonXP1800
10-19-06, 06:25 AM
evilchris, whats the diff between lossless DTS and everything else?
And can you give an example/analogy about it pls?
(btw Im seriously asking)

Maybe this topic about DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD (http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/326513) will help you understand.

The difference with both are that DTS-HD use one audio stream and Dolby TrueHD use two audio stream. If people watch movies with DTS-HD passed throught HDTV with new HDMI version 1.3 build after July 2006, you will have DTS-HD Lossless sound but with HDMI version 1.1, it will use compressed up to 6Mb/s.

six_storm
10-19-06, 08:08 AM
Wow, impressive hardware. I'd like to see the customization and functionality of a PS3. If the two HD formats for DVDs keeps going throughout the next couple of years, I'll grab a PS3 for Blu Ray playback instead of a $1K player.

H3avyM3tal
10-19-06, 08:30 AM
Maybe this topic about DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD (http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/326513) will help you understand.

The difference with both are that DTS-HD use one audio stream and Dolby TrueHD use two audio stream. If people watch movies with DTS-HD passed throught HDTV with new HDMI version 1.3 build after July 2006, you will have DTS-HD Lossless sound but with HDMI version 1.1, it will use compressed up to 6Mb/s.

Thanks for the try, but I would rather get an explanation in english :o
I cant make the diff between specs on this one :/