Sony PlayStation 3

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Sony PlayStation 3 attributes

Hardware Support

Characteristic Example Values
Standard Def Yes
High Def Yes
Digital Audio HDMI and Toslink
Composite Out Yes
S-Video Yes
Component Yes (Additional cable required)
SCART <Yes, No>
Wireless Ethernet Speed G optional, depending on model
Wired Ethernet Speed 1000

Video Playback Features

Characteristic Example Values
Video Playback Quality Playback fine for all supported video
FF/RW Support Yes
FF/RW at Differing Speeds 1.5x, 10x, 30x, 120x
30 Second Skip No
Bookmarking Playback will automatically resume where left off. (last watched recording only)


Characteristic Example Values
Support MythTV MPEG2 Recordings Yes
Support MythTV NUV Recordings No
Support MythTV DivX/Xvid Videos Yes
Support H.264 Video HD up to Level 4.1
Support MythTV Music (since 0.21+) Yes
Support MythTV Photo Galleries (since 0.21+) <Yes, No>

MythTV Interaction

Characteristic Example Values
Customizable Menus (and in what way) No
Menu Responsiveness Menu responds instantaneously. May take several seconds to minutes for all names to fill in for large folders.
Menu Hierarchy Recordings sorted by date or title. Videos follow directory structure.

Non-MythTV Features

Characteristic Example Values
Support DVD/VOB streaming No
iPhoto/Photoshop Album Support <No, Yes both, Only iPhoto, etc.>
iTunes/Windows Media Support <No, Yes both, Only iTunes, etc.>


Main Menu Ps3-1.jpg
OSD Ps3-2.jpg
Others <Pics of Others>

Software / Hardware

Processor PowerPC derivative
Chip Set

User Reports

  • MPEG2-TS support is broken in firmware release 2.10 [1] [2]
  • Supported: Video playback for SD MPEG2 (video/sound), HD MPEG2 (video/sound only works if encoded in stereo), DivX and VC-1 (WMV). FF/REW working
  • Supported: (Firmware v2.50) HD MPEG2 with AC3 multichannel audio, including ATSC Broadcast recordings.

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