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Old 07-06-2006, 02:56 PM   #1
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since ps3 has blueray disks, will ps2 games and dvds work on ps3? Im not sure, cuz ps2 has normal dvd r disks. If anyone knows, please reply. Me and a friend were just thinking about it from a magazine, and they didnt say anything about it.
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blu ray can read dvds and normal ps2 games, im not sure if they'll make it backwards compatible, but i know its possible
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Old 07-06-2006, 03:03 PM   #3
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blu ray can read dvds and normal ps2 games, im not sure if they'll make it backwards compatible, but i know its possible
thanks; how old are you?
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Old 07-06-2006, 03:05 PM   #4
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uhh... 15, why?
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Haha I bet he wants you.... j/k

And I hope PS3 will play PS2 games, cause I wana get it, and there a lot of games for PS2 I just love.
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Old 07-06-2006, 03:07 PM   #6
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they said at the ps3 conference at E3 or where ever, that ps3 will have backwards compatiablity with ps1 and ps2 games as well with DVD just as boardordi said
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Yeah, its backward compatable.

Like with the XBox 360 though, since its using a different video card (unlike PC's, developers use the seperate features to the max), there may still need to be downloads to get every game to work.

I'm pretty sure they'll crack it though.
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I havent played my ps2 in like for ever. What are the specs for ps3 does any one know?
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Yeah:

Its got a custom processor, called the CELL processor, made by IBM and Sony, running at 3.2GHZ. Its made up of 7 SPE's (cores)

Actually... I'll just paste it from a site:

"CPU: Cell Processor

PowerPC-base Core @3.2GHz
1 VMX vector unit per core
512KB L2 cache
7 x SPE @3.2GHz
7 x 128b 128 SIMD GPRs
7 x 256KB SRAM for SPE
* 1 of 8 SPEs reserved for redundancy
Total floating point performance: 218 GFLOPS

GPU: RSX @550MHz

1.8 TFLOPS floating point performance
Full HD (up to 1080p) x 2 channels
Multi-way programmable parallel floating point shader pipelines

Sound:

Dolby 5.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell-based processing)

Memory:

256MB XDR Main RAM @3.2GHz
256MB GDDR3 VRAM @700MHz

System Bandwidth:

Main RAM -- 25.6GB/s
VRAM -- 22.4GB/s
RSX -- 20GB/s (write) + 15GB/s (read)
SB -- 2.5GB/s (write) + 2.5GB/s (read)

System Floating Point Performance:

2 TFLOPS

Storage:

Detachable 2.5" HDD slot x 1

I/O

USB Front x 4, Rear x 2 (USB2.0)
Memory Stick standard/Duo, PRO x 1
SD standard/mini x 1
CompactFlash (Type I, II) x 1

Communication:

Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x 3 (input x 1 + output x 2)
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)

Controller:

Bluetooth (up to 7)
USB 2.0 (wired)
Wi-Fi (PSP)
Network (over IP)

AV Output

Screen size: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
HDMI: HDMI out x 2
Analog: AV MULTI OUT x 1
Digital audio: DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) x 1

Disc Media:

CD PlayStation CD-ROM, PlayStation 2 CD-ROM, CD-DA, CD-DA (ROM), CD-R, CD-RW, SACD, SACD Hybrid (CD layer), SACD HD, DualDisc, DualDisc (audio side), DualDisc (DVD side)
DVD: PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM, PlayStation 3 DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
Blu-ray Disc: PlayStation 3 BD-ROM, BD-Video, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE"
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Yeah, its backward compatable.

Like with the XBox 360 though, since its using a different video card (unlike PC's, developers use the seperate features to the max), there may still need to be downloads to get every game to work.

I'm pretty sure they'll crack it though.
That's not entirely correct. Sony are having difficulties with the ps2 emulators and so at first PS3's are going to come with the entire ps2 chipset pre-built inside, so there won't be any trouble with ps2 games. After the emulation is sorted out, the chipsets will be removed from future ps3s.

http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/news.php?newsId=3541

As for DVD, well blu-ray is an entirely different technology, and uses a different kind of laser to read the information from the disk(a blue laser, while DVD uses red laser), so Sony will include both types of lasers in the ps3, so it can read DVDs too.

And of course, this has driven the cost up. $599 for a PS3. Just get a 360 and Wii instead. That'll cost you the same as one PS3.
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