Friends > Voice / video chat > Using the control panel

Using the control panel

To use this feature, you may be required to update the system software.


Perform various operations using the on-screen control panel. The menu can be displayed or hidden by pressing the triangle button.

Invite a Friend

Invite a Friend to join a chat room.

Hint

Although you can invite multiple Friends to chat, avatars are displayed in the chat room only for the first five Friends whom you selected on the screen. Also, up to six people can join a chat room.

Tools

Display an image from (Photo) or create a message for chat members.

Voice Changer Change your voice pitch.

You can check how the voice changes by selecting a value and then speaking into the microphone. The values that are set here are reflected in (Settings) > (Accessory Settings) > [Voice Changer].
Display Photo Display an image from (Photo) on your screen.
Create Message to All Create a message for everyone in a chat session.

View

Adjust settings related to the chat screen display.

Display Set to display the audio / video bit rate to check the data transfer status.

When you quit chat, the setting will reset and the rate will no longer be displayed.
Screen Mode Change the screen display mode.

The screen mode can be changed only when two people are chatting. Some modes cannot by displayed depending on the video output setting of the PS3™ system.

Normal:  Set to display the image to fit the screen size.

Normal (Hide Self):  Set to display the image to fit the screen size. Your own picture or avatar is not displayed on the TV. *

Zoom:  Set to display the image at full screen. Proportions are maintained and portions of the image at the top and bottom are cut off as necessary.

Zoom (Hide Self):  Set to display the image to fill the screen while maintaining image proportions (the top and bottom of the image may be cut off). Your own picture or avatar is not displayed on the TV. *

Original:  Set to display the image in its original size.

When you quit voice / video chat, the setting will reset to [Zoom] or [Normal].
The return value varies depending on the video output setting of the PS3™ system.

Even if you select to hide your image on the screen you are viewing, your picture or avatar will be displayed on the TV being used by the person you are chatting with.

Chat Settings

Adjust audio or video settings for a voice / video chat.

Camera On / Camera Off Switch the camera on or off.

Adjust this setting when you do not want to send video to the person you are chatting with. If you select [Camera Off], your avatar will be displayed in the chat room. When you quit a voice / video chat, this setting will go back to the option selected under (Settings) > (Chat Settings).
Microphone On / Microphone Off Switch the microphone on or off.

Adjust this setting when you do not want to send audio to the person you are chatting with. When you quit a voice / video chat, this setting will reset to [Microphone On].
Audio Device Settings Adjust settings for devices to be used for audio input / output.

Microphone Level:  Set the microphone volume.

Input Device:  Select the input device to be used.

Output Device:  Select the output device to be used.

The values that are set here are reflected in (Settings) > (Accessory Settings) > [Audio Device Settings].
Volume Control Adjust the volume level for a chat.

When you quit a chat, this setting will reset to [Normal].

Leave

Leave the chat room.

Hint

If the person who initiated the voice / video chat leaves, the chat room will close.

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