Posts Tagged ‘PS3’

How to fix the “scrolling bars” problem (PS3)

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

I have seen some people worried with their PS3 because they experience a very annoying problem that consist in big bars scrolling through their CRT television screen when they have connected the PS3 to the TV using analog video cables like the Scart. I have experienced this problem myself and the solution can be quite simple.

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Lets talk about the PS3’s Orange Box (HL2)

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

I have been a Half-Life fan since it’s release. I have all the games and expansions on PC, but because they updated the original Half-Live 2 to the latest Source Engine that includes dynamic shadows and HDR Lighting I wanted to play it on my PS3 too.

Before it’s release, there were a lot of negative comments that said that the game was totally unplayable, and even we were presented with some videos as proof, but the truth is that it’s not near that bad.

These are my impressions after more than 10 hours of play.

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How to update your PS3 using a USB device

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

One of the things that I hate about the Firmware updates of the PlayStation 3 is the wait time to just download the file, so after the first two upgrades I learned to download the file directly from Internet to my PC and then install it using a USB device. The only downside is that it may take a few hour for them to update the download pages, but that’s ok for me.

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How to know when to enable RGB Full Range in PS3

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

There is a lot of misinformation regarding the option “Enable RGB Full Range” located in the Display Options menu in the PlayStation3.

If you ask in a lot places around the net, the common answer it’s that you should have it enabled no matter what, because everything is darker, the colors are more “vivid” and the image is no longer “washed out”, but this it’s totally wrong. The reality is that you lose all the detail in the shadows or dark places and the colors are over saturated if your HDTV doesn’t support it.

Almost every one of the Hight Definition Televisions in the market are made to work only with RGB Limited Range for legacy support reasons. That means that they only display the range of color from 16 (Black) to 235 (White) instead of the Full Range (0 to 255). On the other hand, most, if not all, of the PC monitors are capable of displaying the Full Range because they are not limited by the Television standards.

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