Saturday, January 8, 2011

How do I view photos or images on the PlayStation 3 computer system?

Digital photos and images are easy to view, store and more with your PlayStation 3.

View or Access Photos/Images Saved on External Media


Instructions

To view or access digital photos/images saved to external media including Blu-ray Disc™ (BD), DVD or CD, USB Devices as well as other storage media on the PlayStation 3:

  1. In the XMB™ home menu, go to Photo icon (Photo).

    Transfer images screenshot 1

  2. Select the external media device and press the Triangle button icon button.
    External media must be properly connected / inserted with the PlayStation 3.

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  3. Highlight "Display All" and press the X button icon button. Thumbnails will be displayed of all images located by the PlayStation 3 system on the external media.
    Typically this means that the image must be in the root folder, or a folder it recognizes such as “Picture” or a folder created by a digital camera.

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  4. Highlight an image thumbnail and press the X button icon button. This will display the image on the screen.
    If the system does not automatically find the image files, you can press the Triangle button icon button and select “Display All”. This will bring up the entire folder structure of the device. You can then navigate to the correct folder. The system will then display the thumbnails of any compatible image files it finds in that folder.

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If you wish to copy the image to PlayStation 3, press the Triangle button icon button on the image thumbnail and select [Copy]. Choose the PlayStation 3 as the destination and it will be saved to the HDD of the PlayStation 3.

View or Access Photos/Images Saved on the Hard Disk Drive (HDD)


To view or access digital photos/ images saved to the PlayStation®3 system’s HDD:

  1. In the XMB™ home menu, go to Photo icon (Photo).


  2. Highlight a photo or image thumbnail or a folder and press the X button icon button. This will display the image on the screen.
    If you have selected a folder, this will display the thumbnails of any images located in that folder. Highlight an image and press the X button icon button to display the image on the screen. If you have selected an image, the image will be displayed on the screen.

    If you wish to copy the image, press the Triangle button icon button on the image thumbnail and choose [Copy]. Select the destination to save to image and the image will be saved to the external storage device.

Photo Gallery

With system software version 2.60 or greater, Photo Gallery has been added as an option to view photos and images on the PlayStation 3. Photo Gallery is an application that enhances the experience of viewing photos saved on the PS3™ system. You can group photos in various ways such as by date and time, by event or by the number of people in the photos. You can also create a playlist of selected photos and select a photo frame for the playlist.

To learn more about how to use Photo Gallery, please click here.

Adjusting Image Groups


  1. Highlight an image file or folder on the internal HDD andpress the Triangle button icon button.

    Image groups screenshot 1

  2. Highlight Group Content and press the X button icon button.

  3. Highlight the desired grouping option and press the X button icon button to select the option and change the grouping.

    Image groups screenshot 2

    The grouping options are:

    • By Month (default option)
    • By Year
    • By Album
    • All (displays all images and does NOT group)

    This may also be done by pressing the Square button icon button with an image file or folder highlighted.


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Sunday, January 2, 2011

How do I pair the Official Bluetooth Headset for the PlayStation 3 system?

How do I pair the Official Bluetooth Headset for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system?

Before you can use the Bluetooth headset with any device, such as the PlayStation 3 or a mobile phone, the headset must be paired to the desired device.

You can pair the headset in two ways:

  • Automatic mode (using the supplied USB cable) - Enables the headset's advanced features for the PlayStation 3. Using automatic mode, you can pair the headset with any PlayStation 3, but only the most recently paired PlayStation 3 will be saved in the headset's list of paired devices.
    Click here for more information on the advanced features of the Bluetooth headset.
  • Bluetooth discovery mode - Sets up the headset as a standard Bluetooth headset. By using Bluetooth discovery mode you can pair the headset with many other Bluetooth devices.

Pairing with the PlayStation 3


  • Automatic mode

    Use the USB cable to pair the headset using the PlayStation 3 automatic mode.
    1. Check that the PlayStation 3 is turned on.

    2. Check that the PlayStation 3 system software is version 2.50 or later. If you have an earlier version you must update the system software before you can use the automatic mode for pairing.
      Click here to download the latest version of the PlayStation 3 system software.

    3. Insert the mini-B connector of the supplied USB cable directly into the USB connector on the headset. Insert the other end into the USB connector on the PlayStation 3.

      Connect Headset to PS3 image

    4. The power indicator on the headset lights up solid green for two seconds to indicate that the headset and the PlayStation 3 have been paired.

      Power Indicator image

    5. After registering the Bluetooth Headset, you will need to set the headset as the input / output device. See instructions below.

    When you use automatic mode to pair the Bluetooth headset, HQ mode is initially turned on.

  • Bluetooth discovery mode


    1. Check that the PlayStation 3 is turned on.

    2. Press and hold down the power button on the headset until the power and mic muting indicators flash alternately in green and red, indicating that the headset is in Bluetooth discovery mode.

    3. In you PlayStation 3 home menu, go to Settings icon (Settings) > Accessory Settings icon (Accessory Settings) > [Manage Bluetooth Devices].

    4. Select [Yes] to pair (register) the headset with the PlayStation 3.

    5. Select [Start Scanning]. The PlayStation 3 scans for the headset, and displays a list of all Bluetooth devices within range.

    6. Select "Wireless Headset". When prompted for a pass key, enter "0000".

    7. The headset is now paired with the PlayStation 3. After registering the Bluetooth Headset, you will need to set the headset as the input / output device. See instructions below.

Setting the Bluetooth headset as Input/Output Device


After the Bluetooth headset has been successfully registered (paired) with the PlayStation 3, you must set it as the default Input / Output Audio device before it can be used.


  1. In the XMB™ home menu, go to Settings icon(Settings) > [Accessory Settings] > [Audio Device Settings] and press the X button iconbutton.

  2. Highlight [Input Device] and press the X button iconbutton. This is where you select the microphone for voice chat.
    Scroll up and down until you find "Wireless Headset" and press the X button  iconbutton.
    The [Output Device] will automatically change to match the selected [Input Device]. This setting will allow you to hear other players' voice chat message on the Bluetooth headset. If you prefer to hear other player's chat messages on your television or on a connected receiver then you should adjust the [Output Device] to "System Default Device".
    Be sure you have the Bluetooth headset turned on when choosing the input and output device. If the Bluetooth device is off, the name of a that device will be "grayed-out" in Output Device and Input Device and you will not be able to choose it as an [Input Device] or an [Output Device]. If the Bluetooth device is turned on but the device name still appears “grayed-out” then you should connect the Wireless Headset. Do this by highlighting "Wireless Headset" on the [Input Device] option and press the triangle button icon button, then select "Connect." This should light up the device name that’s displayed on your screen, allowing you to select it as [Input Device] and [Output Device].

  3. Once the input and output device have been selected, you can test the headset’s input/output levels by speaking into the microphone. You should be able to hear your voice over the selected Output Device and the sound indicator will go up. If your voice is too soft, you can select [Microphone Level] and press the X button  icon button to adjust volume. When you are finished adjusting Audio Device Settings, you should select [OK] and press the X button icon button to return to the XMB.

Pairing with a mobile phone

You can use your headset with most Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, although advanced features such as three way calling are not available with this headset.

If you use automatic mode to pair your headset with the PlayStation 3, and also pair you headset with a mobile phone, the headset gives priority to the PlayStation when both are in range. (The headset will connect to the PlayStation 3, not the mobile phone.)

  1. Check that the mobile phone is turned on.

  2. Press and hold down the power button on the headset until the power and mic muting indicators flash alternately in green and red, indicating that the headset is in Bluetooth discovery mode.

  3. Turn on the Bluetooth feature on your mobile phone to enable it to scan for the headset. Refer to the instructions for your mobile phone for more information.

  4. From the list of devices, select "Wireless Headset". When prompted for pass key, enter "0000".

  5. The headset is now paired with the mobile phone.

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Dell Venue Pro - Review

Dell Venue Pro Review
Introduction:

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Dell Venue Pro Review
As we've already witnessed with the LG Quantum, there might be some annoyances in trying to use Windows Phone 7 devices packing on a landscape style keyboard, for now. However, the Dell Venue Pro seeks to remedy that issue as it presents itself as possibly being the very first true titan in the Windows Phone 7 space as it packs a massive display and a portrait style slide out keyboard. Boasting a refreshing design that undoubtedly differentiates itself from the current pack, this might very well be the device you'll probably want to check out if you want to get your feet wet with the still new platform.

The package contains:

  • Dell Venue Pro
  • 1,400 mAh battery
  • microUSB Cable
  • Wall Charger
  • 3.5mm Stereo Headset
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Product Safety and Warranty Brochure


Design:

Of all the Windows Phone 7 devices we've checked out thus far, the Dell Venue Pro easily supplants all of them as it takes the trophy in the design category. Just about every aspect of the phone's design radiates a sense of quality craftsmanship that doesn't skimp out in terms of appeal and construction. Sporting some hard lines that are accented elegantly by its chrome side plates and rubberized top and bottom edges, the Dell Venue Pro is essentially the epitome of an alluring industrial designed smartphone – even with its patterned plastic back cover. Angular cutouts found on the top and bottom sides carefully provide some character to its subtle curved display surface. However, the handset does look a bit more hefty in size (0.59” thick), while its weight (6.74 oz) is definitely on the heavier side.

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Dell Venue Pro Review
Dell Venue Pro Review
Dell Venue Pro Review

The Dell Venue Pro sports some hard lines that are accented elegantly by its chrome side plates and rubberized top and bottom edges


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Sunday, January 10, 2010

How do I use the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system with the PSP® portable entertainment system?

The unique inter-connectivity between the PlayStation 3 and the PSP system allows the two systems to share content, unlock features and discover new ways of playing, at home and on the move.


PS3 and PSP
  • Transfer Content
    You can transfer video files, photo files, and music files from the PSP system to your PlayStation 3 and vice versa using a USB cable. To do so, simply place the PSP system into USB Mode (Settings icon (Settings) > USB Connection icon (USB Connection)) and the PSP system will appear on the PlayStation 3 similar to a USB storage device. Click here to learn how to view and transfer files from a USB device on the PlayStation 3.

  • Remote Play
    Use the Remote Play feature to display a PlayStation 3 system screen on a PSP system. The PSP system will then be able to turn on and access the hard drive of the PlayStation 3 from anywhere in the world using a Wi-Fi hotspot. Click here to learn more about Remote Play.

  • DLNA
    With Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), you can access media stored on your computer from your PlayStation 3. Add in Remote Plate, and you can access all that content from your PSP system, even when you're away from home. Click here to learn about DLNA.

  • PlayStation®Network movies and TV shows
    PlayStation Network movies and TV shows can be downloaded to a PlayStation 3 and shared with a PSP system, so you can enjoy you downloaded entertainment on both systems. Click here to learn more about PlayStation Network movies and TV shows.

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PLAYSTATION®3 160GB system

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