Thanks krizz... this is what I am trying to confirm. Since you have 1.6, we know that it will work no matter what connection or TV type you use, so unfortunatly it doesn't help with my situation.
I don't want to upgrade to 1.6 yet, so I am hoping to confirm if FW less than 1.6 can play PAL content on a US console when played through HDMI on an HDTV. It is confirmed that if you use an SDTV, you can't play content unless you upgrade to 1.6.
Just from this thread alone there are 2 contradictory reports. One guy says you must have the FW, another says you just need an HDMI cable. This is mirrored on every other forum I've been on and I'm still non the wiser.
What I'm hoping for is someone who can say they have:
- An NTSC PS3 (USA/JAP)
- FW 1.54 or less
- An HDTV connected using HDMI
- Can play PAL content like GT HD 2.0
Just have to wait till Tuesday till my HDTV arrives and test I guess. Will let you guys know what happens as I know there are peeps out there who would like to know.