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Bought A Ps3 In Uk, And Took It On USA.
But Im Worried About If The Ps3 Would Work On USA TV.
I Know I Have To Buy A Power Voltage Adapter.
I Got A Sony Non HD Tv 32 Inch But Will Buy A HD Tv Later...
So Would The Ps3 Work On USA???
Your need a voltage thing
And a new US account
Games will work BUT DLC is region locked UK games UK store DLC
Your lose iplayer and vidzone they are IP locked
Believe you won't have any trouble with the tv through
On the original PS3, you don't need a voltage converter, the PSU is a auto switching 110-240v so just need a US kettlelead, you don't need to created a US account as your UK one should still work..
The New PS3 however, I think I read somewhere that it also does, but I'm not 100% sure so it's up to you.
Alternatively have a look on the rear of the PS3 near the power connector it should read the voltage requirements, and IIRC it should read the same '110-240v 50-60Hz' If it does then it is also autoswitching, and therefore only needs a US figure8 cable.
I have a UK 250GB PS3 Slim and took it to New York a couple of weeks ago - worked fine on 110 volts (even though mine says underneath 220) and plugged into HDMI. Not sure about other tv connections though
I'm currently using a UK PS3 slim in the USA. It works fine with voltage - plug it through a regular travel adapter or better still buy the 'kettle' style cable you need - it's cheap from most electrical stores eg RadioShack. No need to buy a step up/down transformer.
HDMI will work fine so if you have a decent HD TV, that will work. As for other inputs, you have a PAL vs NTSC problem and you'll have trouble. You can buy PAL to NTSC adapters but it's probably not worth bothering if HDMI is an option.
I am having trouble playing UK DVDs and BlueRays from my UK PS3 via my current HDMI setup. Not sure why - it worked on the last HD TV I used, but not, apparently, on my new Sony Bravia. There's probably a solution out there...