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US PS3 use in the UK

Discussion in 'Playstation Consoles' started by supanova, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. supanova

    supanova chaos whore

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    Just wondering, if I was to buy a PS3 in the US and then use it in the UK, what problems would I be looking at, aside from the fact that games/dvds would have to be imported from the states?
     
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    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    Actually, you wouldn't have any. The PS3 is region-free, which means you can play UK games on a US console. The console itself should also be fine.
     
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    What connections does it have to connect to the TV? Just the standard three coloured pins?

    By the way, thanks for your fast reply.
     
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    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    there are a couple of issues which would need clarifying:-

    1. does the USA PS3 support 220 ~ 230V - if not you will need a "step down" converter to reduce 220 ~ 230V down to 100 ~ 110V. maplins have these devices readily available.

    2. does your tv support the NTSC standard? if not all you will see is a black and white image.

    tbh, most PAL tv's manufactured in the last 15 years should be ok with the
    NTSC format.
     
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    I assume a HDTV would support it?
     
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    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    Definately.

    Any HDTV is built relatively recently and would therefore have full compatibility with 60HZ consoles.
     
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    Well since no one has mentioned it, the PS3 games are region free, but the Blu-ray movies aren't, so you would have to import BDs if you wanted to watch them.

    Edit:
    LMAO someone repped me for this post saying "anyone with paintba||er in their name is smelly"
     
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