ps3 wont play games in 1080p

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#1 Posted by hawkboy_4 (1095 posts) -

well i have a sony bravia and it tells my what hd its playing in, anyway when i boot my ps3 up the XMB shows in 1080p but as soon as i launch any of my games, they all play in 720p. how do i make it play in 1080p.

#2 Posted by Papadrach (1958 posts) -

Either you need to set it so your TV only plays the games in 1080, by simply checking only the 1080 box in display options on XMB. Or the game doesnt support 1080..

#3 Posted by SalvationGift31 (277 posts) -
A lot of ps3 games don't play in 1080p. Look at the back of the box to see if it does. =)
#4 Posted by hawkboy_4 (1095 posts) -
all my games play in 720p, 1080i and 1080p
#5 Posted by hawkboy_4 (1095 posts) -

Either you need to set it so your TV only plays the games in 1080, by simply checking only the 1080 box in display options on XMB. Or the game doesnt support 1080..

Papadrach
i changed it so it plays in 1080p, and i dont see a difference, am i doing something wrong?
#6 Posted by DragoonSaber (536 posts) -
[QUOTE="Papadrach"]

Either you need to set it so your TV only plays the games in 1080, by simply checking only the 1080 box in display options on XMB. Or the game doesnt support 1080..

hawkboy_4
i changed it so it plays in 1080p, and i dont see a difference, am i doing something wrong?

link:http://www.makeyougohmm.com/ps3-1080p-games/ check if your games a supported
#7 Posted by bpw8 (558 posts) -
thats because the games native resolution is not 1080p. so you won't notice a difference, sometimes I think forcing it to 1080p like in dead space it looked worse... and that game says on the back it supports 1080p, but it defaults to 720p because that's the native resolution.
#8 Posted by EpiphoneMan2008 (7169 posts) -
You are using a HDMI right?
#9 Posted by hawkboy_4 (1095 posts) -
[QUOTE="hawkboy_4"][QUOTE="Papadrach"]

Either you need to set it so your TV only plays the games in 1080, by simply checking only the 1080 box in display options on XMB. Or the game doesnt support 1080..

DragoonSaber
i changed it so it plays in 1080p, and i dont see a difference, am i doing something wrong?

link:http://www.makeyougohmm.com/ps3-1080p-games/ check if your games a supported

no wonder none of my games are native 1080p
#10 Posted by UnknownElement4 (2603 posts) -

Not all PS3 games support 1080p.

#11 Posted by nitsud_19 (2519 posts) -

Not all games will upscale to 1080p even if the game case says it supports it. Some examples i've ran into are GTA4, Brutal Legend, Socom:C, and Dead Space. When i started playing my tv would play them at 720p, so i tried to force 1080p output and the games ended up looking worse. Other games such as MGS4, GoW collection will automatically upscale.

I would recommend to just play at which ever resolution the game automatically goes to.