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Using the control panel

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


The icons displayed on this page are defined as follows:

Video recorded on a read-only Blu-ray Disc (BD)
Video recorded on a rewritable BD
Video recorded in AVCHD format
  • Video recorded on a DVD-ROM, such as commercially available DVD-Video content
  • Data recorded on DVD+R / DVD+RW or DVD-R / DVD-RW
Video recorded in VR Mode on DVD-R / DVD-RW
Video files saved in the system storage
Video files saved on storage media*
*

An appropriate USB adaptor (not included) is required to use storage media with some models.


Notice

Some content may have playback conditions preset by the content developer. In such cases, some control panel items may not be available.

Red / green / blue / yellow icons

 
Perform the operations corresponding to the icon. Features assigned to the icon vary depending on the content.

Up / Down / Left / Right

 
Select an item.

Enter

 
Confirm the selected item.

Numeric Pad

  
Enter numbers.

Pop-Up Menu

 
View the pop-up menu.

Menu

 
View the menu.

Top Menu

  
View the top menu.

Return

  
Return to a specific point in the video.

Scene Search

 
Use this feature to view thumbnails that are created at certain time intervals. Select a thumbnail to start playing the video from that particular scene.

1.

Use the up or down button to select the time interval to be used in creating the thumbnails.
You can select [Chapter] or one of various time intervals.

2.

Use the left or right button to select the thumbnail for the scene that you want to watch.
Playback begins from the scene that you select.

Hints

  • The [Chapter] option can only be selected for video content that includes chapter information.
  • The scene search feature cannot be used for video content that is less than one minute in length.
  • The scene search feature cannot be used for some other types of video content.
  • When you select a thumbnail, a preview of the scene is played for about 15 seconds.

Go To

      
Play from a specified chapter or time.

Title X Specify the title number.
Chapter X Specify the chapter number.
XX:XX / XX:XX:XX Specify the time.

Hint

Depending on the video file, you may not be able to use (Go To).

Angle Options

 
Select one of the available viewing angles for content recorded with multiple angles.

Audio Options

      
Select one of the available audio options for content recorded with multiple audio tracks.

Subtitle Options

      
Select one of the available subtitle options for content recorded with multiple subtitle languages. Closed captions can be selected when content supports closed captions.

Hints

  • To display closed captions, you must go to (Settings) > (Video Settings) > [Closed Captions] and set it to [On].
  • The closed captions setting is available only on PS3™ systems sold in North America.

Subtitle Style Options

 
Select one of the available viewing options for content recorded with multiple subtitle styles.

Volume Control

      
Adjust the volume output level of content played under (Video). Select one of nine levels.

Hints

  • The sound may become distorted if the volume output level is set too high. If this happens, lower the volume output level.
  • This setting may be disabled when using certain audio devices or when outputting certain types of audio.

AV Settings

      
Adjust settings related to the output of content played under (Video). The items that are displayed vary depending on the content.

Frame Noise Reduction Set to reduce fine noise.
Block Noise Reduction Set to reduce mosaic-like block noise displayed on the screen.
Mosquito Noise Reduction Set to reduce mosquito noise that appears on the edges of visual images.
Upscale Set for upscaled output.

The value that you set is reflected in [BD / DVD - Upscaler] under (Settings) > (Video Settings).
Video Output Format Set the video output format.

Select the video output format for playback of DVDs or BDs. The value that you set is reflected in [BD / DVD - Video Output Format (HDMI)] under (Settings) > (Video Settings).
Y Pb / Cb  Pr / Cr Super-White Set for super-white display.

Super-white signal can now be output when playing a DVD, BD, or AVCHD disc. The value that you set is reflected in [Y Pb / Cb  Pr / Cr Super-White (HDMI)] under (Settings) > (Display Settings).
RGB Full Range Set for RGB full range display.

The value that you set is reflected in [RGB Full Range] under (Settings) > (Display Settings).
Dynamic Range Control Set the dynamic range control.

Enable or disable your PS3™ system's dynamic range control feature while playing BDs and DVDs that produce Dolby Digital sound. The value that you set is reflected in [BD / DVD - Dynamic Range Control] under (Settings) > (Video Settings).
Audio Output Format Set the audio output format.

Select the audio output format for playback of DVDs or BDs. The value that you set is reflected in [BD / DVD - Audio Output Format (HDMI)] or [BD - Audio Output Format (Optical Digital)] under (Settings) > (Video Settings).

Time Options

    
Select to display either the elapsed time or the remaining time for a title or a chapter. Items displayed vary depending on the content being played.

Screen Mode

 
Change the screen mode.

Normal Set to display the video to fit the screen size without changing proportions.
Zoom Set to display the video at the full screen size without changing proportions. Portions of the video at the top and bottom or left and right are cut off.
Full Screen Set to display the content on the entire screen by changing proportions and stretching the image vertically and horizontally.
Original Set to display the video in its original size.

Hint

Depending on the video file, it may not be possible to change the screen mode.

Change Icon

 
Change the icon (thumbnail image) associated with a video file. During playback of the video file, select (Change Icon) at the point when the image that you want to select as the icon is displayed.

Hints

  • Depending on the video file, it may not be possible to change the icon.
  • A video file shorter than two seconds cannot be used as an icon.

Delete

 
Delete a video file that is playing.

Display

      
View playback status and other related information. Information displayed varies depending on the content being played.

(1)

Media

(2)

Title

(3)

Control panel

(4)

Sound codec / channel number / sampling rate / bit rate

(5)

Video codec / bit rate

(6)

Status icon

(7)

Title / chapter

(8)

Elapsed time / total time

Previous (Return to Beginning) / Next

      
Go to the previous or next chapter.

Hint

When playing video files saved on storage media or in the system storage, (Next) will not be available. Also, selecting (Previous) will cause playback to start from the beginning of the video file.

Fast Reverse / Fast Forward

      
Fast reverse or fast forward the content being played. Each time you press the ecks button, the playback rate changes.

Hint

You can use the right stick of the wireless controller to perform fast reverse or fast forward operations during video content playback. Use the right stick to control the speed. You cannot use the right stick to control playback speed while Blu-ray 3D™ content is being played.

Play

      
Start playback of content.

Hint

In most cases, the next time you play video content that has been stopped during playback, playback will resume from the previous stopping point.
To play from the beginning, press the PS button to stop playback and to display the XMB™ menu. Select the icon, press the triangle button, and then select [Play from Beginning] from the options menu.

Pause

      
Temporarily pause playback.

Stop

      
Stop playback.

Instant Replay / Instant Advance

      
Move to a place in the video 15 seconds back or 15 seconds forward.

Slow (Reverse) / Slow (Forward)

      
Play in slow mode.

Frame Reverse / Frame Advance

      
Play one frame at a time.

A-B Repeat

    
Play a specified section of content repeatedly.

1.

At the beginning of the section to be repeated, select (A-B Repeat).
The starting point, point A, is set.

2.

At the ending of the section to be repeated, press the ecks button.
The ending point, point B, is set and the specified section begins to play repeatedly.

Hint

To clear the A-B Repeat function, select (A-B Repeat).

Repeat

      
Play content repeatedly.

Hint

To clear the Repeat function, select (Repeat) until [Repeat Off] is displayed.

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