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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] PlayStation 3

From: Steven Bible
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] PlayStation 3
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 10:59:17 -0700 (GMT-07:00)

There's an article in Design News

 PS3: Fast and Cool

I've had mine now for about 3 weeks.  It is an impressive machine.  It does get 
warm and it draws a lot of current (I have it on a MONSTER power line filter 
with voltage and current meter).

I am disappointed that when playing regular DVDs and PS2 games, the PS3 does 
not do any up-onversion, it instead passes the signal as plan old 480.  But 
when playing Blu-Ray and PS3 games, it is impressive.  However, the Blu-Ray 
movies are not as vivid as I expected (say as compared to hi-def off-air 
television or my up-converting DVD player).  Perhaps this is because the 
encoding of the movies is not at a high level (yet).  The sound from the PS3 
games and Blu-Ray movies is very impressive.  If I notice anything that's 
different, it is the sound more than the video.  My TV is 1080 HD.  The web 
bowser is very bad.  I am not impressed that the PS3 is an entertainment 
center.  Hopefully a future firmware upgrade will fix all this?  

I have not loaded Linux on it yet.  I am trying to find time among the other 
projects that are demanding my time.  

- Steve N7HPR

-----Original Message-----
>From: Bob McGwier <address@hidden>
>Sent: Jan 22, 2007 10:13 AM
>To: address@hidden
>Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] PlayStation 3
>Mine arrives on Wednesday unless I am mistaken.  Has anyone installed 
>Fedora Core and the boot-game-os app and had it work?  I know it does 
>under YDL.  I have both distro's in iso form.  My wife forced me to buy 
>Tiger Woods golf so she insists that gaming not be disabled.  ;-).   
>This is definitely not for me (former low handicapper gone to seed).  ;-)
>Dave Dodge wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 17, 2007 at 11:56:58AM -0800, Eric Blossom wrote:
>>>> The web page indicates the video options may be limited.  No VGA and the
>>>> HDMI requires monitors with HCP.
>>> There appear to be some HDMI to DVI cables available.  I've ordered
>>> one, but it hasn't come yet.
>> Bear in mind the resulting DVI will still be encrypted/protected by
>> HDCP, so if your monitor doesn't do HDCP the cable won't solve the
>> problem.  There is not likely to be any [legitimate] product that
>> simply removes the HDCP (and leaves the signal digital) since that
>> sort of defeats the entire purpose of HDCP.  The "Ophit DDA" converter
>> supposedly takes DVI+HDCP as input and produces unprotected analog VGA
>> as output, but don't know if anyone has ever tried it with a PS3.
>>                                                   -Dave Dodge
>Robert W. McGwier, Ph.D.
>Center for Communications Research
>805 Bunn Drive
>Princeton, NJ 08540
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