Playstation 3


#1

Hello,

I was at my local Costco tonight and noticed they have the 60GB PS3 for
$699. I almost bought one but decided to check a Costco in NH first.

73 Eric


#2

They are $599 at my local Target. So much for bargains at Costco.

Bob

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#3

Robert McGwier wrote:

They are $599 at my local Target. So much for bargains at Costco.

Eric A. Cottrell wrote:

I was at my local Costco tonight and noticed they have the 60GB PS3 for
$699. I almost bought one but decided to check a Costco in NH first.

$699 gets you one from Terrasoft with Yellow Dog Linux installed.
Mine shipped this afternoon.

Frank


#4

Frank B. wrote:

Frank

Hello,

Looks like Terrasoft was very conservative when they mentioned a time
frame of March or April.

The Costco one is a bundle with an extra wireless controller. Likely a
good deal if you use it for games. I will check out Target and Walmart.
I looked at the Walmart website and it appeared you could only buy
packages that drove the price up to $900 or more.

Is the 20 GB version missing something important for linux/GNURadio use?

Is it possible to put a bigger hard drive in? 20 and 60 GB hard drives
are so last century. :slight_smile:

73 Eric


#5

Eric B. wrote:

802.11 b/g

This does not work under PPC Linux on PS3 so far as I can find. I
searched for hours on Sony, YDL, and qj.net (the worlds slowest site)
before giving up and buying a 50 foot gigE capable cable.

Memory Stick/SD/CompactFlash slots

http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/About/TechnicalSpecifications

Eric


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#6

Hello,

What are PS3 owners on the list using for video displays? Do I need a
HDMI monitor with HDCP? The info I have says no video out the HDMI port
at all if the monitor does not have HDCP.

73 Eric


#7

On Sat, Feb 03, 2007 at 09:04:36AM -0500, Eric A. Cottrell wrote:

Is the 20 GB version missing something important for linux/GNURadio use?

Is it possible to put a bigger hard drive in? 20 and 60 GB hard drives
are so last century. :slight_smile:

Besides the larger disk, the 60GB model adds:

802.11 b/g
Memory Stick/SD/CompactFlash slots

http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/About/TechnicalSpecifications

Eric


#8

On Sat, Feb 03, 2007 at 03:34:17PM -0500, Eric A. Cottrell wrote:

What are PS3 owners on the list using for video displays? Do I need a
HDMI monitor with HDCP?

For DVI or HDMI, everything I’ve read says the signal will end up
using HDCP, even when running Linux.

Supposedly the “ps3videomode” command can configure high-resolution
output on the analog component cables. It apparently even has RGB
(instead of YPrPb) settings but I don’t know how you’d wire that up.
I have used a PS3 for games and movies with analog YPrPb at 720p and
1080i, attached to a Dell 2405 flat panel (which does not have HDCP on
its DVI port). I haven’t tried running Linux on it yet.

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