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  1. My PC is in a different room than your PC but we're still talking to each other, aren't we? Run a line from your ps3 to your router or network it using the inbuilt wireless. I prefer a wired connection myself. It's a lot faster.
  2. No network? Your PS3 would make a decent media client combined with some decent software like Plex or PS3MediaServer. (Both free). There's heaps you could do with a set up like this if you wanted to. Cheap, too. I was hoping for more than one response. Anyhow, here goes. 2 x desktop pc (down from 8 a few years ago) 3 x laptops 2 x qnap859 nas server 1 x qnap659 nas server 2 x xbox 3 x ps3 1 x psp 2 x apple tv2 2 x ipad 1 x iphone 1 x nintendo wii 1 x nintendo ds lite 1 x noontec media client 1 x astone media client 1 x wireless repeater 1 x network printer 3 x network switches and lastly (and obviously) a router. That's about it.
  3. An interesting question, is it not? The explosion of UPnP devices, mobile phones (cellphones), media servers and players, laptops, palmtops, XBoxes, PS3s, PSPs, IPads, Wii's etc in the last 10 years has been simply astonishing. All of these gadgets connect to your home network in one way or another. Adding to that list are servers, NAS units, routers, switches and hubs. What I'm curious about is this: How many devices do you have attached to your own network? This isn't a pissing contest to see who has the best setup. I'd like those of you who visit this forum to give an honest account of your home network. 20 years ago home networks didn't exist. 10 years ago a home network was a pretty rare thing. The proliferation of XBMC on the original XBOX changed the world forever IMHO. 5 years ago most people were still asking "What's a network?" Today, the demand for streaming services is staggering --- which brings me back to my original question, How much crap have you got on your home network? If you tell me what you have, I'll do the same.
  4. You can download it from my FTP if you like. No nasties or viruses attached. http://users.tpg.com.au/adsldxhe/SetupImgBurn_2.5.7.0.exe
  5. See the pink bit at the top of the page where it mentions your logfile?
  6. Nope. A digital amplifier (as the name suggests) accepts a digital audio input. It's very, very crisp and sharp. Put it this way, if your amplifier doesn't have a HDMI port, it isn't digital. It's analog. I have several PS3s. My slim stands upright. My phat machines sit horizontal on top of some old harddrives with one of those crappy usb fans blowing air both over the top and underneath. Probably not the most aesthetic solution but it works. Me too. I have zero interest in copying PS3 games. I buy what I like. That said, Sony have fucked it up yet again by not giving the PS3 a decent media player. Anyone who has ever used XBMC on the original XBOX knows what I'm talking about. 8 years or so later and I still use it everyday. A brilliant, brilliant piece of software.
  7. http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=1779
  8. Yes, mate. HDMI from your PS3 to your amplifier and then HDMI from your amp to your telly. At least that's how mine is set up. Well... possibly. The best way to keep it cool is to make sure it has plenty of space around it and that the hot air isn't trapped by putting it into an entertainment unit with closed doors and/or no vents at the rear. What I'd suggest is to stand it upright on it's left side. Then buy a really cheap USB hub and a crappy USB powered desk fan. (The hub gives you more slots if you need them). The fan and hub are both about $5 or something and only run when the PS3 is on. PSN now requires an update to firmware version 3.60. If you use PSN, you need to update. If you like the freedom to do what you like with the hardware you actually own and paid for, keep it at 3.55. Sorry, I got that arse-backwards. Newer movies may require firmware updates to play properly or at all.
  9. We'll never know without some info. Dual layer burners and media are a shitload cheaper than they used to be. FWIW, I've got a single speed DVD-ROM for sale if you're interested and it only cost me $1200.
  10. I'm wondering why you'd split an 8gig ISO instead of just burning it.
  11. Both the slim and phat versions use a slot type thingy drive. LG made the Bluray drive for the phat versions but I think $ony made their own drives for the slim.... which means they aren't interchangeable.
  12. Happy birthday, mate. Hope it was a good one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBShN8qT4lk&feature=relmfu
  13. Happy belated birthday, mate. Hope you had a good one.
  14. Let me clarify something before I respond. I am not an expert. These are just my opinions with a little knowledge tossed in. With that in mind, I'll give you a response you can research on your own. Sound fair? Let's begin... First and foremost, the PS3 is a great media player. It delivers very high quality audio and video straight out of the box. The audio is crisp and the video is stunning at 1080p via a digital amplifier. The things to really watch for are twofold: 1. Keep it cool. The PS3 runs very hot and is the root cause behind the RLOD, YLOD and failing bluray drives. 2. I wouldn't trust Sony to boil a cup of water. The rootkit debacle a few years ago combined with the PS3 "phoning home" every time it starts and transmitting data about your system, the movies you've played, your firmware version, your total uptime, your user account and various other things just sets my teeth on edge. FWIW, my PS3s cannot connect to the PSN network, even though they are available on my local network. (Choose advanced network settings and give it a fake DNS like Also, after a firmware update for your PS3, you may find that some Bluray movies that you actually own no longer function because the firmware update includes new encryption keys which make your disk unplayable. Sony will never get another dollar out of me. The PS3 natively supports the VOB format. That means no lag as PS3 Media Server doesn't have to transcode anything. Well, that's where we differ. I might watch the movie itself 50 times but I'll only watch the extras once or twice. <Opinion mode off> Normal services to resume in 3.... 2..... 1....
  15. It sure is, mate. Check the article below. There's alot more articles if you search Google for "lg sony lawsuit". http://www.kokeytechnology.com/gadgets/playstation/88030-playstation-3-banned-in-europe-lg-blu-ray-patent-suit-versus-sony-prospered/ Honestly? No idea. You can read a review of your drive by actual professionals here: http://www.cdrlabs.com/Reviews/lg-wh10ls30-super-multi-blue-10x-blu-ray-disc-rewriter.html It'll stop reading disks properly. There's nothing scientific about it. Games and movies will freeze. Sometimes it might need 10 minutes to cool down before you play anything. Things like that. Theoretically, you could rip the Bluray disk that you own to Matroska format which is an .MKV file (or H264, which is illegal in some countries) and use something like PS3 Media Server, which is free, to stream content via your home network to your loungeroom, bedroom or wherever. As the PS3 doesn't natively support .mkv files (because Sony thinks we're all pirates), you could even convert the .mkv file (which is actually a container and not a file), with something called MKV2VOB. The resulting .vob file could theoretically be played back on a PS3 without any problems.
  16. I would. It's just..... better. Theoretically, using WBFS Manager (V3.0, hypothetically) would also scrub the ISO image of useless data (which is illegal in some countries). A 4gig ISO *might* only contain 400MB of actual data with the remainder being just zeros. Hypothetically, you could use homebrew software on the Wii (such as an FTP server, for example, which is illegal in some countries) and just copy ISOs across, using an FTP client, which I would never recommend (because it's illegal in some countries). There is also talk of a theoretical way to store Wii ISOs on your computers' harddrive (which is illegal in some countries), and mount them over a network, (which is illegal in some countries).
  17. I would. Particularly if you're going to move large files around - but you already know that... Nope. USB2.0 has a much higher transfer rate than a 100 Mbit LAN. You should get at least 20 MB/sec from USB2.0. Your speed is being bottlenecked by the NIC. Having a modchip (which is illegal in some countries), for your Wii would theoretically allow you to attach a very large harddrive to store ISO images of your Wii games (which is illegal in some countries), and then theoretically use something called "USB LOADER" (which is illegal in some countries), to boot images from the attached USB harddrive (which is illegal in some countries). You could also theoretically use "WBFS Manager" (which is illegal in some countries), on your PC to theoretically copy your ISO images to a harddrive....(which is illegal in some countries), theoretically allowing playback without inserting a disk of any sort (which is illegal in some countries). Because this is illegal in some countries, I can't help you in any way regarding Wii backups, (which is illegal in some countries). Theoretically.
  18. Assuming that the crappy LG drive in your PS3 isn't dying, I'd have to concur that the source disk sounds a bit dodgy. The only way you're going to know for sure is to put the disk into another player. FWIW, I have 3 PS3s and the Bluray drive has died on 2 of them.
  19. The difference between ImgBurn and other burning software is that ImgBurn checks the data written and also the media itself for errors. Burning a disk is easy. Being able to read it properly after it's been burnt is another thing altogether. See above. Burning is the easy part.
  20. AH! That'll be the problem if you're not running gigabit capable hardware. If you're already running gigabit, you have a problem which needs fixing. If you're on a 100Mb connection, it has a realistic throughput of around 8 MB/sec. A DVD trying to burn at 8x requires just over 10 MB/sec - which would cause a buffering problem if the write rate on your burner is set too high. Burning a Bluray at 2x would max the connection speed for a 100Mb network at 9 MB/sec. Options? Install gigabit hardware or you could copy the file from your network drive to a local drive before burning or slow your DVD burn to 6x which is just under 8 MB/sec or Bluray burn to 2x. Personally, I'd go for option number 1. A 5-port gigabit switch can be bought these days for around $50.
  21. Your problem is highlighted in red. To be blunt, those disks are garbage and always have been. Have a look in the FAQ and see what we use. http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=59&view=findpost&p=970 Find a second opinion here: http://www.digitalfaq.com/reviews/dvd-media.htm
  22. You probably aren't using Secunia. It's a security program for Windows that keeps track of software you have installed to make sure it's up-to-date. It's just an example of a program that is very disk intensive, just like a virus scan is. As I said above, they are *not* errors. This is ImgBurns' way of telling you that your burner is going too fast for the HD to keep up with it. 10 years ago this was called buffer underrun and was a big problem because neither the software nor the hardware was able to deal with it, which meant you got alot of zeros burned to disk which made it unplayable. With newer drives and excellent software like this, it just doesn't matter anymore. It might be a minor irritation to see it in your logfile but it won't affect the quality of your burn.
  23. Sony outsources almost everything these days. Sony TVs are made by LG. Same with their DVD/BD burners. Don't quote me on this but I don't think Sony has actually made anything in the last 5 years, including the PS3. Sony throwing their rubber stamp on crappy Ritek media doesn't surprise me in the slightest.
  24. More likely bad media. Post a log and we'll see.
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