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Quick Reference
2-894-645-22(1)

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    Quick Reference 2-894-645-22(1)

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    PS3™ system software ( page 27). Video Check that you have all of the following items. If any items are missing, contact Playing video the appropriate PlayStation customer service helpline which can be found ® within every PlayStation , PlayStation 2 and PLAYSTATION 3 software manual.

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    Using "XMB" (XrossMediaBar) Home Menu The PS3™ system includes a user interface called "XMB" (XrossMediaBar). The main screen for "XMB" is called the "Home Menu". Category Select a category using the left or right button. Select an item using the up or down button.

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    Getting started Part names System front System rear Slot cover* DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) connector AV MULTI OUT connector slot* Eject button* Memory Card slot* Memory Stick™ slot* PS family logo SD/miniSD Can be rotated to match the MAIN POWER switch position of the system AC IN connector Vent...

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    Getting started Part names SIXAXIS™ Wireless Controller Port indicators USB connector L2 button R2 button L1 button R1 button button Directional button buttons button button Left stick/ Right stick/ L3 button* R3 button* SELECT button START button PS button * The L3 and R3 buttons function when the sticks are pressed. Hint For details on the Wireless Controller, see "Using the SIXAXIS™...

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    Getting started Setting up the PS3™ system Procedure flow for setting up the Step 1: Connect to a TV system Video output on the PS3™ system Step 1: Connect to a TV. Page 6 The PS3™ system can output two types of resolution: HD and SD. Refer to the instruction manual for the TV in use to check which video mode is supported.

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    Getting started Setting up the PS3™ system Video output cable types The resolution displayed on the TV varies depending on the input connectors on the TV and the type of cable in use. Select a cable to match the TV in use. Cable type Input connector on the TV Supported video modes*¹...

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    Getting started Setting up the PS3™ system Connecting with other types of cables Connection methods Connect cables other than the HDMI Cable to the AV MULTI OUT connector on the system. Caution • Do not plug the AC Power Cord for the system into an electrical outlet until you have made all other connections.

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    Getting started Setting up the PS3™ system Step 2: Connect digital audio devices Connecting with an optical cable You can connect audio devices that support digital audio output, The audio will be output from the optical cable. The picture will be such as an AV receiver for home entertainment use.

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    Getting started Setting up the PS3™ system Step 3: Connect the Ethernet Cable Connecting with an HDMI Cable Both audio and video will be output from the HDMI Cable. You can Using an Ethernet Cable, you can connect the system to the Internet. output the TV picture via an audio device.

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    Getting started Setting up the PS3™ system Step 4: Connect the AC Power Cord Step 5: Perform initial setup of the system software Connect the AC Power Cord. After turning on the system, perform initial setup. Caution Turn on the TV. •...

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    Getting started Setting up the PS3™ system Connect the Wireless Controller to the system using a USB Perform initial setup. Cable. USB connector USB Cable (supplied) Follow the on-screen instructions to enter settings for system language, time zone, date and time and user name. After initial setup is completed, the Home Menu ( page 3) will be displayed on the TV screen.

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    Basic operations Turning the PS3™ system on and off Using a SIXAXIS™ Wireless Controller Press the PS button. Turning off the system Press and hold down the PS button for two seconds or longer. When the PS button message "Turn off the system." is displayed on the screen, select it and then press the button.

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    Basic operations Using the SIXAXIS™ Wireless Controller Preparing for use Step 2: Assign a controller number To use a Wireless Controller, you must first register or "pair" the Each time you turn on the system, a number must be assigned to the controller with the PS3™...

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    Basic operations Using the SIXAXIS™ Wireless Controller Battery charge level Using the controller wirelessly If you press and hold down the PS button for more than two seconds, If you disconnect the USB Cable, you can use the controller you can check the battery charge level on the screen. wirelessly.

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    Basic operations Playing content Blu-ray Disc (BD)/DVD/CD Insert the disc. Select the icon, and then press the button. An icon is displayed in the Home Menu. Playback begins. Depending on the disc, a list of playable content may be displayed. Insert the disc with the label side facing up.

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    Basic operations Playing content Memory Stick™/SD Memory Card/CompactFlash (equipped models only) ® Insert the storage media. Select the icon, and then press the button. An icon is displayed in the Home Menu. Open the slot cover. SD/miniSD Front side A list of playable content is displayed. Example: When inserting a Memory Stick™...

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    Basic operations Playing content USB devices Notices • Do not remove USB devices or turn off the system while data is being You can connect external devices, such as devices that are saved, loaded or deleted. Doing so may cause data loss or corruption. compatible with USB Mass Storage Class using a USB Cable.

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    2 format software titles may not perform properly on ® Hint this system. Visit faq.eu.playstation.com/bc for the latest information You can check the currently assigned controller number by pressing the PS regarding compatible titles. button for at least 2 seconds.

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    Follow the on-screen instructions to create the internal memory card. Step 2: Assign a slot. Internal memory card types Insert the internal memory card in the internal slot on the hard disk instead of a MEMORY CARD slot on the PlayStation 2 or PlayStation console. ®...

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    2) or a Memory Card ® • You cannot copy data saved on the hard disk to a Memory Card (8MB) (for To use saved data on a Memory Card (8MB) (for PlayStation 2) or a PlayStation 2) or a Memory Card.

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    Network Adjusting network settings Using a wired connection Preparing the required items The following instructions explain how to connect to the Internet using The following items are required for a wired connection to the an Ethernet Cable. Internet. • Subscription to an Internet service provider (ISP) •...

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    Network Adjusting network settings Using a wireless connection Select "Easy" or "Custom" and adjust settings as necessary. (wireless LAN feature-equipped models only) The following instructions explain how to connect to the Internet using a wireless connection. Example of a wireless network configuration The network configuration and connection method may vary depending on the equipment in use and the network environment.

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    Network Adjusting network settings Preparing the required items Select (Network Settings) under (Settings) in the Home Menu, and then press the button. The following items are required to set up the system to connect wirelessly to the Internet. Select "Internet Connection Settings", and then press the button.

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    Network Adjusting network settings Select the access point that you want to use, and then press Select the security settings as necessary, and then press the button. right button. An SSID is a code or a name that is assigned to the access point. If you do Security settings vary depending on the access point in use.

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    Network Adjusting network settings Select "Easy" or "Custom" and adjust settings as necessary. Follow the on-screen instructions to adjust the required settings. Easy Basic settings are set automatically. You can manually enter detailed settings information. For Custom information on settings, refer to the instructions supplied by the Internet service provider or with the network device.

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    The Internet browser opens. A busy icon is displayed while the page is loading. Creating a PLAYSTATION Network account Busy icon ® By creating a PLAYSTATION Network account, you can enjoy ® chatting under (Friends) or use the PS3™ system’s online network service and other features. Go to...

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    You can perform an update in any of the ways described below. For the latest information on updates, visit Network update http://eu.playstation.com/ps3. You can update by downloading the update data from the Internet. The latest update is automatically downloaded. Select...

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    Keyboard Using the on-screen keyboard List of keys Displays predictive options Keys that are displayed vary depending on the input mode and other conditions. Cursor Text entry field Keys Explanation Inserts a line break Moves the cursor Deletes the character to the left of the cursor Inserts a space Displays the options menu Switches the input mode...

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    Keyboard Using the on-screen keyboard Hint Entering characters The languages you can use for text entry are the supported system languages. You can set the system language by going to (Settings) (System Using predictive mode, you can enter the first few letters of the word, Settings) "System Language".

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    " ", "PlayStation", "PLAYSTATION", and " " are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Also, "PS3" and "SIXAXIS" are trademarks of the same company. "XMB" and "xross media bar" are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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