The PlayStation 3 system will support the following media formats:
1 When outputting DVD content or PlayStation 3 format software in SD resolution, only discs recorded in the PAL standard can be played.
2 Multi-channel Super Audio CD playback requires a multi-channel audio receiver with HDMI input.
3 Playback only.
4 Playback of BD-RE ver 1.0 discs is not supported.
5 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.
6 With the latest system update, 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.
7 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.
This model of the PlayStation 3 system is designed to play PlayStation 3 format software and has limited backward compatibility. This system is not compatible with, and will not play, PlayStation 2 format software. The PlayStation 3 (40GB) system also does not support the SACD format.