I will keep this post up to date with all possible PS3 lenses, you are welcome to send me any new/better pictures. As say a lot of time before. Open up your PS3 before ordering any of these optical lenses online. There is no guarantee that your model with have one of the other model. This post should help you identify which lens to order.
KES-410ACA Playstation 3
KES-400A Playstation 3 40GB
KES-450A Playstation 3 slim
KES-460A Playstation 3 slim 160-320GB
Any certified HDMI cable will generally work fine, but use Category 2 rated cables if you want guaranteed 1080p throughput. According to the HDMI website, Category 2 cables are required not only to guarantee 1080P Full HD but also for high refresh rates and deep color. Don’t pay for any other imaginary added quality (Monster cable are famous for that), they simply are not any better.
From the HDMI.org website (FAQ):
Q. What is the difference between a "Standard" HDMI cable and a "High-Speed" HDMI cable?
Recently, HDMI Licensing, LLC announced that cables would be tested as Standard or High-Speed cables.
- Standard (or "category 1") cables have been tested to perform at speeds of 75Mhz, which is the equivalent of a 1080i signal.
- High Speed (or "category 2") cables have been tested to perform at speeds of 340Mhz, which is the highest bandwidth currently available over an HDMI cable and can successfully handle 1080p signals including those at increased color depths and/or increased refresh rates. High-Speed cables are also able to accommodate higher resolution displays, such as WQXGA cinema monitors (resolution of 2560 x 1600).
Q. Will my Standard cable work in High Speed applications?
Although a Standard HDMI cable may not have been tested to support the higher bandwidth requirements of cables rated to support high speeds, existing cables, especially ones of shorter lengths (i.e., less than 2 meters), will generally perform adequately in higher speed situations. The quality of the HDMI receiver chip (in the TV, for example) has a large effect on the ability to cleanly recover and display the HDMI signal. A significant majority, perhaps all, of the HDMI TVs and projectors that support 1080p on the HDMI inputs are designed with quality receiver chips that may cleanly recover the 1080p HDMI signal using a Standard-rated HDMI cable. These receiver chips use technology called "cable equalization" in order to counter the signal reduction (attenuation) caused by a cable. We have seen successful demonstrations of 1080p signal runs on a >50 ft. cable, and a 720p signal run on a >75 ft. cable. However, the only way to guarantee that your cable will perform at higher speeds is to purchase a cable that has been tested at the higher speeds and labeled as "High-Speed."
Q. What are the technical and branding requirements for cables?
As part of the new Trademark and Logo Usage Guidelines, cables will be labeled as either Standard or High Speed.
1.Standard cables (referred to as Category 1 cables in the HDMI specification) are those tested to perform at speeds of 75Mhz, which is the equivalent of an uncompressed 1080i signal.
2.High Speed cables (referred to as Category 2 cables in the HDMI specification), are those tested to perform at speeds of 340Mhz, which is the highest bandwidth currently available over an HDMI cable and can successfully handle 1080p signals including those at increased color depths (e.g. greater than eight bits per color) and/or increased refresh rates (e.g. 120Hz). High Speed cables are also able to accommodate higher resolution displays, such as those at the latest 1440p and WQXGA resolutions (e.g. cinema monitors with a resolution of 2560 x 1600).
While many cables that are branded as Standard cables will work at higher speeds (especially at cable lengths of less than five meters), to guarantee performance, consumers should purchase a cable that is tested and rated for the specific speed required by their system.
Since my Samsung C8700 has 4 HDMI port, I did order 2 High Speed M-Cab HDMI 1.4 cable for 35CHF each!
High Speed HDMI cable with Ethernet (HDMI 1.4) is the newest HDMI
standard and supports the following new HDMI features :
- HDMI Ethernet Channel
- Audio Return Channel
- 3D support with a resolution up to 1080p
- 4 times higher resolutions as 1080p (max. 4096 x 2160 by 24Hz)
- Supports more color spaces as DSC and sYCC601
High Speed HDMI cable with Ethernet (HDMI 1.4) come up with all
features according to the High Speed HDMI cable standard as well
which are for example :
- Deep Color
- x.v. Color
The PlayStation Eye is a webcam device by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 video game console. It is the successor to the EyeToy for the PlayStation 2. In case you have one floating around that you do not use for gaming, why not trying to use it as a webcam? You can find them cheap everywhere on ebay, ricardo.ch, leboncoin.fr
It is not anymore difficult to make this webcam work under Windows (Sony sell this camera since 2007), as there is good and stable drivers now available. I did test the webcam under Windows 7 64 bits and Skype. It work great as long as there is enough lights in the room.Note that the multi-directional microphone is quite exceptional of quality (The PS3 use it for voice location tracking, echo cancellation, and background noise suppression.)
How do I know if this is the right laser? I get this question a lot of time in my tutorial: Change your PS3 optical lens
You could see how the disc goes in the drive. this method offer no guarantees, and may lead to false results
- If the disc goes in straight then its a kes-400a .
- If the disc spins and you insert it then its the kes-410aca.
Before ordering your new lens, the best is always to open your console! and see it yourself
KES-410ACA / KEM-410ACA
Here is also a table (no guarantees, opening is always better)
|Hard Drive Capacity||80GB||60GB||40GB||20GB|
|Release Date||August 2007||November 2006||November 2007||November 2006|
Side by side, here are the PS3 lenses that are currently available for your PS3. If you ever decide to change the lens yourself, my best advice is to always open your PS3 first before ordering any new lens as there is no way to determine which model use which lens.
Attention: PS3 40gb may use a different lens: LENS KES-410A or KES-410ACA (but some ps3 40gb has been found with the other lens KES-400AAA)
Thanks to Sarah for allowing me to publish this picture on my site.