Using your PS3

PS3™

Use the information panel

The information panel is displayed on the upper right of the screen.

You can view information such as the number of Friends who are online, as well as being notified about new messages and the latest information that is available under [What's New].

 

(1)    Avatar *
(2)    Number of Friends who are online *
(3)    Information about new text chat *
(4)    Information about new messages
(5)    Date and time
(6)    Busy icon
(7)    Information available under [What's New] *

* Displayed only when signed in to PlayStation Network.

  • To view the latest information, the PS3™ system must be connected to the Internet.

Using your PS3

Setting the date and time automatically

Find out how to update the date and time on your PS3 every time you connect to PlayStation Network.


Audio output on PS3

Optimise your listening experience by connecting audio devices that support digital audio playback.


PS3 error codes

Find out how you can get help with error codes on your PlayStation 3 system.


Install your PS3

Get connected and dive into a world of High Definition entertainment.


Video output on PS3

Optimise your viewing experience by setting the best resolution for your TV.


Initial set-up

Find out how to perform initial set-up after turning on your PS3 system.


Part names

Find your way around your PS3 system and your Wireless Controller.


Using Other OS / Default System

If you are using another operating system, follow this guide before performing system software update version 3.21 or later.


Use the XMB™ (XrossMediaBar)

Featuring Photo, Music, Video, Game and Network options, every PS3 journey starts with the ever-evolving XrossMediaBar.


Copying text

You can copy text using the on-screen keyboard.


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