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???
(Haven't tried this myself, so I can't GUARANTEE this is the case...)
literally a COUPLE of people have reported that apparently UK PS3 DON'T have a universal PSU, and a voltage converter IS needed - so now I'm not sure...
As to the TV - best to just plug it in and try it
I BELIEVE (from vague recollections of reading stuff) that HDMI might well work, and component should do too - but (apparently) some US TVs have rather lower resolutions, so you might have to fiddle.
When you first turn it on over there, hold the power button until you hear 2 beeps - this resets the PS3 video settings to the minimum, allowing you to then play to find the best setting that works
Other things to note:
games are generally not region locked, so playing US bought games should be fine
blu-rays and DVDs may be region locked, so some US bought ones may not work
I'm not certain, but unless you set up a new US account, you will still be connected to the UK PSN (store / home / online games etc) - don't quite know how this affects the T&Cs that we all sign up to when creating accounts
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...