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Can you answer these questions about PlayStation 3 (see details?

Asked by yoyoo29 (71 points ) December 4th, 2011

I want to buy a PS3, but first I want to ask some questions: How can I watch movies on it? Can I view subtitles when watching movies? Can I transfer movies from my PC; and if so,how? Can I browse the internet on the PS3? If I buy a game and I lose the information on it, do I lose the game and need to buy it again? Can a friend who has his own PS3 give me the games that he bought from the store if I don’t have the DVD? I want to buy the PS3 because my PC does not meet the requirements for playing games at a good resolution or quality. Is PS3 a good choice, or should I choose an XBOX?

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Zyx's avatar

Well the short answer is that the PS3 has power and versatility and XBOX probably has more games (not even sure about that anymore). The PS3 has a full browser. I’ve watched movies with on it with subtitles from my external HDD connected by usb. It also plays bluray but you probably knew that. If you purchased a game online it will stay purchased on your Playstation Network account so you can download it as many times as you want. I don’t think you can share games with your friends unless the disc exchanges hands. You can transfer files to the HDD (but I don’t think the same applies to games).

JesusWasAJewbot's avatar

How can I watch movies on it? Can I view subtitles when watching movies?
– You just place the Blu Ray or DVD in drive and it will play, yes you can choose subtitles depending on said Blu Ray or DVD.

Can I transfer movies from my PC; and if so,how?
– Flash Drive.

Can I browse the internet on the PS3?
– Yes.

If I buy a game and I lose the information on it, do I lose the game and need to buy it again?
– Do you mean on the Market or physical copy?

Can a friend who has his own PS3 give me the games that he bought from the store if I don’t have the DVD?
– From the PSN Store? No.

I want to buy the PS3 because my PC does not meet the requirements for playing games at a good resolution or quality. Is PS3 a good choice, or should I choose an XBOX?
– Depends on the games you want to play, both have games exclusive to those systems. I personally have an Xbox. Also PS3 is free to play online while Xbox needs an active Xbox Live sub.

shniernan's avatar

The short answer is here: If you’re looking for a substitute from PC gaming to PS3, it is by far the best choice for you that is available right now.

No amount of research is going to enlighten you further, but if you want the facts, look for them. Or just trust me. I can soundly say that if you switch from PC, going to PS3 is the best path.

(Yes to movies [Netflix], and yes to subtitles.
If you create a PSN account, you’re games will be saved with that account. If you recover the account, you recover your games.
Good luck. Enjoy the ride.)

gambitking's avatar

It sounds like you’re already sold, and the others here have given some good feedback. Rest assured, you’ll be happy with your purchase if you opt for a PS3. It’s really truly amazing. Here’s some more answers to your questions:

How can I watch movies on it?
The PS3 supports movies in almost any typical format. Blu-Ray and DVD of course, plus Netflix (or BB Online), or digital movies that you grab from a networked media server, or what have you.

Can I view subtitles when watching movies?
As long as the format has the subtitles available, you sure can. You can see them in many formats, and in whatever languages are available.

Can I transfer movies from my PC; and if so,how?
You sure can. How do you want to do it? Flash drive? Sure. Share to a PC media center? Sure. Wired network to your PC? Sure. (some downloaded movies could be tricky with that though).

Can I browse the internet on the PS3?’
Yup, oh and you can watch videos on the browser too.

If I buy a game and I lose the information on it, do I lose the game and need to buy it again?
Nope, your info is saved on the server side, and you can download it again if need be.

Can a friend who has his own PS3 give me the games that he bought from the store if I don’t have the DVD? Not without doing some hacking, modding, or other devious stuff (not recommended) – that would be piracy and cheating and failing to support our awesome gaming industry.

I want to buy the PS3 because my PC does not meet the requirements for playing games at a good resolution or quality.For this purpose, the PS3 is hands-down the way to go.

The PS3 is quite a versatile machine, I’ve been so happy with mine ever since I bought it and never looked back even once. No regrets whatsoever. This thing is a beast, there’s a huge fantastic library of games, the online gaming community is great (its also free, vs. $50+ per year for xbox live), There’s tons of free arcade games to play in PS Home, you can use it for Netflix, music, web browsing and more. There’s peripherals like the PS move, the eye (doubles as a webcam), and others that enhance your experience.

This thing also makes it easy for networking. It has wi-fi, wired and bluetooth connectivity, networks with your home PC and allows sharing and server-based networking. You can even PRINT something from your PS3. And if all that’s not enough, I once got my PS3 online by tethering my iPhone and bridging a connection over my laptop. I’m sorry but if I can tether a smartphone to get my console online, it’s an awesome console.

What are you still doing here? go buy one already.

bomyne's avatar

the PS3 is a fully function DVD and Bluray player. I believe you can also watch DivX movies on it.

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