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[PS3™ system] Updated 05/06/2013

The PlayStation 3 supports1 the following disc media formats:

  • PlayStation®3 format software with either region coding of [1] or [ALL]2
  • PlayStation®2 format software (NTSC U/C standard)1 Supported only by PlayStation 3 model# CECHA01, CECHB01, and CECHE01
  • PlayStation® format software (NTSC U/C standard)
  • Audio CDs, CD-R/-RW, Super Audio CDs3, 4
  • DVD Video with either region number [1] or [ALL]2
  • DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW2, 4
  • Blu-ray Discs™ (BD) containing video content with region code [A]6, 7, 8, 10
  • BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes:

1 Note about PlayStation 3 model# CECHA01, CECHB01, and CECHE01:
These models are designed to play PlayStation®3, PlayStation®2, and PS one/PlayStation® format software.
All other models are not compatible with - and will NOT play - PlayStation®2 format software.
Read more about backward compatibility.

2 When outputting DVD content or PlayStation®3 format software, only discs recorded in the NTSC standard can be played.

3 Multi-channel Super Audio CD playback requires a multi-channel audio receiver with HDMI input.

4 Playback only. NOTE: Super Audio CD playback only supported by PlayStation 3 model numbers CECHA01, CECHB01, and CECHE01.

5 Playback of BD-RE ver 1.0 discs is not supported.

6 Copyright-protected Blu-ray video discs can only be output at 1080p using an HDMI cable connected to a device that is compatible with the HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) standard.

7 With system software version 2.10 or greater, Blu-ray Disc Profile 1.1 is now supported. This allows the "Picture in Picture" feature to be used with some Profile 1.1-compatible Blu-ray Discs. Features available vary depending on the disc.

8 Blu-ray Discs programmed in 1080p 24Hz are supported via the HDMI port only. To enable this setting go to [Settings] > [BD/DVD Settings] > [BD 1080p 24 Hz Output (HDMI)] and change this setting to "Automatic." Note that both the display/AV amplifier (receiver) and the Blu-ray Disc in use must support 1080p 24Hz for this output to be supported.

9 BD-R version 1.2 (LTH* BD-R) discs are now supported.
* LTH, or low to high, is a recording method that supports organic dye, write-once BD-R media.

10 With system software version 2.20 or greater, Blu-ray Profile 2.0 (BD-Live) is now supported. You can connect to the Internet while playing discs that support this format so that you can obtain additional features. Features that are available vary depending on the software in use.