Why won't the PS3 run in 1080p?

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#1 Posted by Darth-Samus (3995 posts) -

PLEASE help me!

I have a 1080p HD Tv and am using the Sony HDMI cable. I set the PS3 to maximize at 1080p. Here's the weird part:

The PS3 menu and userbar screen is in 1080p. But when I play a game it automatically goes to 720p! I've tested it time and again and am making sure to put in games that list 1080p on the back of the case. Even God of War III lists 1080i and it still goes to 720p. WHAT DO I DO!

Any help would be mega appreciated and thanks for your time :)

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#2 Posted by Rusteater (4080 posts) -

Most games are 720p. There are some that are 1080p.

I'm not sure off hand at which ones are. I'm sure someone will be along shortly and provide a list for you.

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#3 Posted by MethodManFTW (26516 posts) -
Pretty much no games run in 1080p on the ps3... Wipeout HD, Flower (I think), FFXIII...
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#4 Posted by passon13 (146 posts) -
mgs4 does.... yea most games are 720 even though it says 1080 on the case...very few are actuall true 1080
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#5 Posted by Darth-Samus (3995 posts) -

Oh. REALLY? Well as much as that sucks I guess at least I can take solace in the fact that my system isn't acting up. But how weird? Why would that be? Especially when it says it runs in 1080?

And thanks for your help too guys.

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#6 Posted by MethodManFTW (26516 posts) -
the ps3 itself does run in 1080p, what the games run at is up to the devs
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#7 Posted by funsohng (29947 posts) -
even if they say they are 1080p, a lot of times they are actually just an upscale of 720p, nothing more
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#8 Posted by SILVER_X_AMMO (157 posts) -

PLEASE help me!

I have a 1080p HD Tv and am using the Sony HDMI cable. I set the PS3 to maximize at 1080p. Here's the weird part:

The PS3 menu and userbar screen is in 1080p. But when I play a game it automatically goes to 720p! I've tested it time and again and am making sure to put in games that list 1080p on the back of the case. Even God of War III lists 1080i and it still goes to 720p. WHAT DO I DO!

Any help would be mega appreciated and thanks for your time :)

Darth-Samus
go to display settings then unchek 720
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#9 Posted by SmokenAshes (1580 posts) -

If it says 1080i on the back of the case then its not true 1080. You have to force your PS3 to play it in 1080i if you want, although there is no real big difference between 720p and 1080i. Goto your display settings on your PS3 and only have 1080i selected. Otherwise your PS3 will select 720p for games that say 1080i.

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#10 Posted by x-2tha-z (8984 posts) -
If the game says 1080p on the case, it should run in 1080p. You should phone Sony and ask them why it isn't. There might be a problem with your PS3.
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#11 Posted by gamer082009 (6679 posts) -
If the game says 1080p on the case, it should run in 1080p. You should phone Sony and ask them why it isn't. There might be a problem with your PS3.x-2tha-z
Odds are there aint no problem with his PS3. People's TV's are different and react different so it could be a multitude of things. I doubt Sony can do anything about your TV not running in 1080P ..lol come on people be foreal!!
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#12 Posted by x-2tha-z (8984 posts) -
[QUOTE="x-2tha-z"]If the game says 1080p on the case, it should run in 1080p. You should phone Sony and ask them why it isn't. There might be a problem with your PS3.gamer082009
Odds are there aint no problem with his PS3. People's TV's are different and react different so it could be a multitude of things. I doubt Sony can do anything about your TV not running in 1080P ..lol come on people be foreal!!

WTF are you talking about? The resolution is controlled by the PS3, not the TV. If his TV is capable of showing 1080p, and the game supports 1080p, the PS3 should display it in 1080p. If it doesn't, there's a problem with the PS3. There are no other factors, TV's don't "react different", whatever that means. TC, gamer082009's comment is a prime example of why you should phone Sony. At least then you might get some useful information.
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#13 Posted by l34052 (3778 posts) -

Theres absolutely no need to 'phone sony' as a few people here are suggestin, theres nothin at all wrong with ur ps3. Most ps3 games are native 720p resolution so that is what they run at on ur tv, u can tell ur ps3 to only display at 1080p/i but all it will do then is upscale the games from their native resolution to the resolution u have checked in ur ps3's display settings which will not give u the optimal picture quality.

Just accept that most games are 720p and will display at that resolution and be happy, its not like 720p is ugly and unplayable after all. Bluray movies will display at 1080p resolutionso u dont need to worry bout anything there.

It will be next generation b4 all games run at native 1080p resolution and thats a while off yet so just enjoy what u have.

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#14 Posted by mkaliaz (1979 posts) -

The most use you will get out of the 1080p features on your TV will just be through blu-ray movies.

Kinda stinks (1080p user myself), but thats just the way it is until next gen.

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#15 Posted by M0wen10 (7555 posts) -

Don't worry, most games can't do that resolution, 720p is great anyway

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#16 Posted by KittyKat (26381 posts) -
It costs a lot more to develop a game with such high resolutions, so most developers stick with 720p.
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#17 Posted by jimm895 (7703 posts) -
A 720p native resolution is fine, besides if you try forceing a 1080p resolution on these games then you could create another set of problems like game skipping or freezeing along with a few more problems.
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#18 Posted by WR_Platinum (4685 posts) -

Remember that most game play at 720p.

1080i is inferior to 720p anyway so there is no problem there.

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#19 Posted by mitu123 (155235 posts) -

List of games in 1080, 720 and less p

50 Cent = 1280x720 (blur filter)
Afro Samurai = 1280x720 (QAA)
Aliens Vs Predator =
Alone in the Dark = 1120x630 (no AA)
Army of Two = 1280x720 (no AA)
Assassin's Creed = 1280x720 (QAA)
Assassin's Creed 2 = 1280x720 (QAA), 960x720 (QAA) -> 1080 mode.
Avatar = 1280x692 (QAA, black borders)
Batman: Arkham Asylum = 1280x720 (no AA)
Battle Fantasia = 1280x720 (no AA, toggable blur filter)
Battlefield: Bad Company = 1280x720 (no AA)
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Bayonetta = 1280x720 (no AA)
Beijing 2008 = 1024x768 (no AA)
Beowulf = 1280x720 (no AA)
Bionic Commando = 1120x640 (no AA)
Bioshock = 680p (no AA, blur filter pre-patch)
Bioshock 2 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Blacksite: Area 51 = 1280x720 (no AA)
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger = 1280x720 (QAA background, no AA characters )
Bourne Conspiracy, The (demo) = 1280x720 (no AA)
Brutal Legend = 1152x720 (no AA)
Burnout: Paradise = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Call of Duty 3 (screenshot) ~1088x624 (2xAA)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare = 1024x600 (2xAA)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 = 1024x600 (2xAA)
Call of Duty: World at War = 1024x600 (2x AA)
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood = 1152x648 (4x2 custom edge AA)
Cars Mater-National = 1280x720 (QAA), 1920x1080 (QAA)
Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena = 1024x720 (QAA)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Conan (demo) = 1024x576 (no AA)
Condemned 2 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Conflict: Denied Ops = 1280x720 (no AA) or 960x1080
Dante's Inferno = 1280x720 (no AA)
Dark Sector = 1152x640 (no AA)
Darksiders = 1152x648 (no AA)
Darkness, The (demo) = 1024x576 (no AA)
Dead Space = 1280x720 (no AA)
Def Jam Icon (screenshot) = 1152x648 (no AA)
Devil May Cry 4 = 1280x720 (2xAA, temporal)
Dirt = 1280x720 (QAA)
Dirt 2 = 1280x720 (QAA)
Dragon Age: Origins = 1280x720 (AA ?)
Dynasty Warriors 6 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion = 1280x720 (no AA)
End of Eternity/Resonance of Fate = 1120x720 (QAA)
End War = 1280x720 (2xAA)
FaceBreaker = 1280x720 (QAA), 960x1080
Fallout 3 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer = 1280x720 (no AA)
Far Cry 2 = 1274x692 (QAA, black borders)
Fifa 2008 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Fifa 2010 = 1280x720 (QAA) on 720p window)
Fifa Street 3 = 1920x1080 (no AA)
Fight Night Round 4 = 1280x720 (QAA)
Final Fantasy XIII = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Full Auto 2 (demo) = 1920x1080 (4x AA)
Fracture = 1152x648 (no AA)
Ghostbusters = 960x540 (QAA, pre-patch), 1024x576 (2xAA, post-patch)
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 = 1280x720
G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra = 1280x720 (QAA)
Godfather II = 1200x720 (blur filter)
God of War III = 1280x720 (MLAA)
Golden Axe: Beast Rider = 1280x720 (no AA, blur filter)
Golden Compass = 1280x720 (no AA)
Grand Theft Auto IV = 1152x640 (no AA)
Gran Turismo 5: Prologue = 1080p mode is 1280x1080 (2xAA) in-game while the garage/pit/showrooms are 1920x1080 with no AA. 720p mode is 1280x720 (4xAA)
Gran Turismo 5 =
Guitar Hero 3 = 1040x585 (no AA)
Guitar Hero Aerosmith = 1040x585 (no AA)
Guitar Hero World Tour = 1040x585 (no AA)
Guitar Hero 5 = 1024x576 (no AA)
HAWX = 1280x720 (no AA, horizontal blur)
Haze (demo) = 1024x576 (2xAA)
Heavenly Sword = 1280x720 (4xAA)
Heavy Rain = 1280x720 (2xAA)
IL2 Sturmovik = 1280x720 (QAA)
Incredible Hulk = 1280x720 (no AA), 960x1080 (no AA)
Jericho (demo) = 996x560 (2x AA)
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights = 1280x720 (QAA)
Killzone 2 = 1280x720 (QAA)
Kung Fu Panda = 1280x720 (no AA), 960x1080 (no AA)
Lair = 800x1080 (2xAA) - AA buffers are merged to produce 1600x1080 for further scaling
Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon, The = 1280x720 (no AA)
Legendary = 1280x720 (no AA)
LEGO: Batman = 1280x720 (no AA, slight blur filter)
LEGO: Indiana Jones = 1280x720 (no AA), 960x1080 (no AA)
Lord of the Rings: Conquest = 640p (no AA)
Lost Planet = 1280x720 (temporal 2xAA)
Lost Planet 2 =
Madden NFL '09 = 1280x720 (no AA)
MAG = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance = 1280x720 & 1920x1080 (no AA)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 = 1024x576 (2xAA)
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames = 1280x720 (no AA)
Metal Gear Online = 1024x768 (2xAA, temporal)
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriot = 1024x768 (2xAA, temporal)
Midnight Club: Los Angeles = 960x720 (QAA)
Mirror's Edge = 1280x720 (no AA)
MK vs DC = 1040x624 (QAA)
MLB08: The Show = 1280x720 (2xAA) - The rendering window is adjustable down to 576p without upscaling to 720p i.e. the frame has black borders
MLB09: The Show = 1280x720 (2xAA) or 1920x1080 (no AA)
Motorstorm = 1280x720 (2xAA)
MX vs ATV: Untamed = 1024x576 (no AA)
MX vs ATV: Reflex = 1280x720 (no AA)
NBA07 (demo) = 1920x1080 (no AA)
NBA08 (demo) = 1920x1080 (no AA)
NBA Live '08 = 1280x720 (no AA)
NBA Street Home court (screenshot) = 1920x1080 (no AA)
Need For Speed: Pro Street = 1280x720 (QAA)
Need For Speed: Shift = 1280x720 (QAA)
Need For Speed: Undercover = 1280x720 (QAA)
NFL Tour = 1280x720 (no AA, poor framerate)
NHL '09 = 1280x720 (4xAA)
Ninja Gaiden: Sigma = 1280x720 (no AA, has weird scaling to support 1080p)
Ninja Gaiden: Sigma 2 = 1280x718 (dynamic 2xMSAA, black borders)
Operation Flashpoint 2 = 1280x720 (QAA)
Orange Box, The = 1280x720 (QAA or full screen blur...)
Overlord = 1280x720 (no AA)
Overlord II = 1280x720 (no AA)
Pirates des Caraibes (screenshot) = 768x1080 (no AA), 960x720 en mode 720p
Prince of Persia = 1280x720
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 = 1280x720 (QAA)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 = 1280x720 (2xAA in-game, no AA cut-scenes)
Prototype = 1120x640 (QAA)
Quake Wars: Enemy Territory = 1280x720 (no AA)
Race Driver: GRID = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Rainbow Six Vegas 2 = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction = 960x704 (2xAA, AA samples used to reconstruct 720p)
Ratchet & Clank: A Crank in Time = 960x704 (2xAA, AA samples used to reconstruct 720p)
Red Faction: Guerrilla = 1280x720 (no AA)
Resident Evil 5 = 1280x720 (dynamic 0-QAA)
Resistance: Fall of Man = 1280x720 (QAA)
Resistance 2 = 1280x720 (QAA)
Ridge Racer 7 (demo) = 1920x1080 (no AA)
Rise of the Argonauts = 1280x720 (no AA)
Rock Band = 1280x720 (no AA on stage, 2xAA on highway)
Rock Band 2 = 1280x720 (no AA on stage, 2xAA on highway)
Rock Band: The Beatles = 1280x720 (no AA on stage, 2xAA on highway)
Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 = 1024x768 (no AA)
Saboteur = 1280x720 (edge detect)
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel = 1280x720 when sub-HD output selected, 1920x1080 for any HD output (no AA)
Saint's Row 2 = 640p (QAA)
SCORE International Baja 1000 = 1280x720 (no AA)
SEGA: Rally Revo = 1280x720 (4xAA, alpha blend)
SEGA: Superstars Tennis = 1280x720 (QAA, 30fps)
Silent Hill: Homecoming = 1024x576 (no AA)
Simpsons, The = 1280x720 (no AA)
Skate = 1280x720 (no AA)
Soldier of Fortune: Payback = 1280x720 (no AA)
Sonic Unleashed = 880x720 (blur filter)
Soul Calibur IV = 1280x720 (no AA), 1280x576 in 1080p mode
Spiderman: Web of Shadows = 1280x720 (no AA)
Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope = 1024x720 (2xAA, in field), ~930x512 (2xAA, in battle)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed = 1280x720 (no AA)
Stormrise = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Street Fighter IV = 1280x720 (no AA), 1120x630 (no AA, in up-close character view)
Supercar Challenge = 960x1080 (no AA)
Tekken 6 = 1024x576 (2xMSAA w/o motion blur, no AA w/motion blur)
Terminator: Salvation = 1152x648 (blur filter)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour '09 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Tomb Raider: Underworld = 1280x720 (QAA)
Tony Hawk's Project 8 = 1280x720
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (demo) = 1024x576 (no AA)
Top Spin 3 = 1280x720 (QAA)
Transformers = 960x1080 (no AA)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen = 1120x720 (blur filter)
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty = 1280x720 (no AA)
Turok = 1280x720 (no AA)
UEFA Euro 2008 = 1280x720 (no AA)
UFC 2009: Undisputed = 1280x720 (no AA in-game, 4xAA cutscenes)
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Uncharted 2 = 1280x720 (2xAA)
Unreal Tournament III = 1280x720 (no AA)
Viking: Battle for Asgard = 960x720 (2xAA) - AA buffers are merged to a 1920x720 framebuffer, which is then downscaled to 1280x720
Virtua Fighter 5 = 1024x1024 (no AA)
1024x768 en mode 1080p
Virtua Tennis 3 = 1920x1080 (2x AA)
Virtua Tennis 2009 = 1280x720 (QAA)
WWE 08 = ? 640x720 ? (2x AA) - les edges ont l'aparence du 1280x720 mais d'apres certain artefact il semble que ce soit le resultat de la fusion de 2 buffers MSAA 640x720
translation StefanS: "The edges give the impression of being 1280x720p, but because of a certain artifact it seems that it is the result of the fusion of 2 MSAA buffers of resolution 640x720"
WALL E = 1280x720 (no AA)
Wanted = 1120x640 (no AA)
Wheelman = 1280x720 (no AA)
Wolfenstein = 1280x720 (no AA)
World Series Of Poker 2008 = 1920x1080 (2xAA)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine = 1280x720 (no AA)


PSN GAMES

1942: Joint Strike = 1280x720 (4xAA) or 1920x1080 (2xAA)
Battlefield 1943 = 1280x720 (no AA)
Blast Factor = 1920x1080 (no AA)
Bionic Commando: Rearmed = 1280x720 (no AA)
Calling All Cars (screenshot) = 1920x1080 (4x AA)
Commando 3 = 1280x720 (4xAA) or 1920x1080 (2xAA)
Echochrome = 1920x1080 (2xAA)
Elefunk = 1920x1080 (4xAA)
Fat Princess = 1920x1080 (no AA)
Forbidden Siren = 1024x512 (4xAA)
Go Puzzle = 1920x1080
GTHD = 1440x1080 (no AA) - Vehicle selection is rendered at 1920x1080
High Velocity Bowling = 1920x1080 (no AA)
Locoroco Cocoreccho = 1920x1080 (2x AA)
Mainichi Issyo = 1440x1080 (4xAA)
Pixel Junk Monsters/Racers/Eden = 1920x1080
Rocketmen = 1920x1080 (2xAA)
Rub'a'dub = 1600x1080 (no AA)
Snakeball = 1280x1080 (no AA)
Stardust HD = 1280x1080 (no AA)
Sudoku = 1920x1080
Super Rub-a-Dub = 1600x1080
Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection (screenshot) = 1920x1080 (no AA), not always?
TMNT:TiT Re-shelled = 1280x720 (no AA)
Warhawk = 1280x720 (4xAA)
Wipeout HD = dynamic-framerate-dependent 1080p framebuffer (1280x1080 to 1920x1080)
Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 = 1920x1080 (2xAA)

Better off with 720p my friend.

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#20 Posted by shawty1984 (938 posts) -

If it says 1080i on the back of the case then its not true 1080. You have to force your PS3 to play it in 1080i if you want, although there is no real big difference between 720p and 1080i. Goto your display settings on your PS3 and only have 1080i selected. Otherwise your PS3 will select 720p for games that say 1080i.

SmokenAshes



1080i looks much betetr than 720p, I dont know where you get your info from.

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#21 Posted by shawty1984 (938 posts) -

If the game says 1080p on the case, it should run in 1080p. You should phone Sony and ask them why it isn't. There might be a problem with your PS3.x-2tha-z


Most games that have 1080p on the box are not actually 1080p. It would be upscaled to 1080p and to do this you need to untick everything apart from 1080p on your PS3 or leave everything ticked and just let your TV do the upscalling.

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#22 Posted by shawty1984 (938 posts) -

A 720p native resolution is fine, besides if you try forceing a 1080p resolution on these games then you could create another set of problems like game skipping or freezeing along with a few more problems.jimm895


You do know that all 1080p TV's are upscalling the PS3 to 1080p anyway? I have never had a game freeze or skip due tot his.

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#23 Posted by MethodManFTW (26516 posts) -
uhh.... 720p and 1080i look pretty much identical unless your pixel counting...
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#24 Posted by shawty1984 (938 posts) -

Remember that most game play at 720p.

1080i is inferior to 720p anyway so there is no problem there.

WR_Platinum



No its not. 1080i is 1920 x 1080, 720p is 1280 x 720.

1080 is much better than 720p.

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#25 Posted by shawty1984 (938 posts) -

uhh.... 720p and 1080i look pretty much identical unless your pixel counting...MethodManFTW


No they dont. In the UK I watch Virgin Media HD on a 1080p TV and it outputs at 1080i. when watching this on a 720p TV then its clear that the 1080p TV is better due to the resolution.

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#26 Posted by MethodManFTW (26516 posts) -
yes they do. i switch around my resolutions a lot and there is no difference... and i have 20/15 eyesight 8)
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#27 Posted by mitu123 (155235 posts) -

[QUOTE="SmokenAshes"]

If it says 1080i on the back of the case then its not true 1080. You have to force your PS3 to play it in 1080i if you want, although there is no real big difference between 720p and 1080i. Goto your display settings on your PS3 and only have 1080i selected. Otherwise your PS3 will select 720p for games that say 1080i.

shawty1984



1080i looks much betetr than 720p, I dont know where you get your info from.

Not really, the res is higher but the overall picture quality isn't as good since it only interlaced and progressive is much better than interlaced.

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#28 Posted by shawty1984 (938 posts) -

yes they do. i switch around my resolutions a lot and there is no difference... and i have 20/15 eyesight 8)MethodManFTW


No they dont. What TV do you have?

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#29 Posted by shawty1984 (938 posts) -

[QUOTE="shawty1984"]

[QUOTE="SmokenAshes"]

If it says 1080i on the back of the case then its not true 1080. You have to force your PS3 to play it in 1080i if you want, although there is no real big difference between 720p and 1080i. Goto your display settings on your PS3 and only have 1080i selected. Otherwise your PS3 will select 720p for games that say 1080i.

mitu123



1080i looks much betetr than 720p, I dont know where you get your info from.

Not really, the res is higher but the overall picture quality isn't as good since it only interlaced and progressive is much better than interlaced.



It is. 1080i is much better than 720p, go over to the AV forums (in the UK) and ask over there.

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#30 Posted by MethodManFTW (26516 posts) -
i have a 40" 1080p lcd... play games like killzone 2, uncharted 2, ffxiii, mass effect 2, etc...
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#31 Posted by mitu123 (155235 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

[QUOTE="shawty1984"]

1080i looks much betetr than 720p, I dont know where you get your info from.

shawty1984

Not really, the res is higher but the overall picture quality isn't as good since it only interlaced and progressive is much better than interlaced.



It is. 1080i is much better than 720p, go over to the AV forums (in the UK) and ask over there.

Even if it's true, it's a pointless res for games as most games render 720p and less, no game renders 1080i and a few of them render 1080p. It was made for movies to be honest.

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#32 Posted by shawty1984 (938 posts) -

i have a 40" 1080p lcd... play games like killzone 2, uncharted 2, ffxiii, mass effect 2, etc... MethodManFTW


Well your not going to see no difference are you, they are not 1080i sources. To see a difference in 1080i over 720p, you need a 1080p TV and a 1080i source, not 1080p TV and 720p source.

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#33 Posted by shawty1984 (938 posts) -

[QUOTE="shawty1984"]

[QUOTE="mitu123"] Not really, the res is higher but the overall picture quality isn't as good since it only interlaced and progressive is much better than interlaced.

mitu123



It is. 1080i is much better than 720p, go over to the AV forums (in the UK) and ask over there.

Even if it's true, it's a pointless res for games as most games render 720p and less, no game renders 1080i and a few of them render 1080p. It was made for movies to be honest.



It is true and I never said it was good for games, I just said that 1080i is better than 720p.

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#34 Posted by MethodManFTW (26516 posts) -
uhh what? i play my 360 in 1080i, 720p, and 1080p..
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#35 Posted by shawty1984 (938 posts) -

uhh what? i play my 360 in 1080i, 720p, and 1080p..MethodManFTW


Yes, but the games you listed are not 1080i, they are 720p.

This is my there is confusion over this subject.

1080i is better than 720p, your not seeing this because you dont have a 1080i source (the game).

Like I said Virgin Media HD (UK) is 1080i, this looks much better on my 1080p TV than it does on my dads 720p TV due to my 1080p TV been able to use the resolution of 1080i (1920 x 1080) properly.

&20p looks better for you because your not actually using 1080i as the game is 720p.

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#36 Posted by hexashadow13 (5157 posts) -
Well 1080i vs 720p visual quality is also effected by size. Imo 1080i looks better 40" and above but 720p is better below that.
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#37 Posted by shawty1984 (938 posts) -

Well 1080i vs 720p visual quality is also effected by size. Imo 1080i looks better 40" and above but 720p is better below that.hexashadow13


Wrong. 1080i (and 1080p for that matter) is the same be it at 20" or 100". 1080i/p looks fine/the same at 20" as it does at any size, its your viewing distance that needs to change.

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#38 Posted by gamer082009 (6679 posts) -
uhh.... 720p and 1080i look pretty much identical unless your pixel counting...MethodManFTW
I watch HDTV programs and noticed the 1080i ones look noticeably better. Much better than 720p. Here our FOX channel runs in 720p and the NBC station runs in 1080i, and man the 1080i looks so much clearer and better.
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#39 Posted by MethodManFTW (26516 posts) -
i get what shawty is saying i guess. but its the same here (cbs in 720 and all others in 1080i) and they exactly the same. its sad but i just dont believe you.. take some screen shots or something :P
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#40 Posted by yoda4ps3 (678 posts) -

i get what shawty is saying i guess. but its the same here (cbs in 720 and all others in 1080i) and they exactly the same. its sad but i just dont believe you.. take some screen shots or something :PMethodManFTW

720p is better than 1080i because it refreshes faster. i stands for interlaced and p stands for progressive. P will be better because the image shows up faster than interlaced. Interlaced may have a higher resolution but it won't look as good in high action sequences where a lot it happening because it takes longer to keep up. The difference isn't always notable but in many cases it is.

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#41 Posted by yoda4ps3 (678 posts) -

[QUOTE="MethodManFTW"]uhh.... 720p and 1080i look pretty much identical unless your pixel counting...gamer082009
I watch HDTV programs and noticed the 1080i ones look noticeably better. Much better than 720p. Here our FOX channel runs in 720p and the NBC station runs in 1080i, and man the 1080i looks so much clearer and better.

The reason 720p and 1080i look the same on ps3 but different quality wise on cable is because the ps3 upscales and cable doesn't.

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#42 Posted by dalscowboys22 (1335 posts) -

i didnt read if anyone said this or not but FF13 runs in 1080p

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#43 Posted by mitu123 (155235 posts) -

i didnt read if anyone said this or not but FF13 runs in 1080p

dalscowboys22

No, 720p, the FMV cutscenes are 1080p.

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#44 Posted by GamingKidX (329 posts) -

Pretty much every average game only supports 720p. Read the back of the box :D

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#45 Posted by shawty1984 (938 posts) -

i get what shawty is saying i guess. but its the same here (cbs in 720 and all others in 1080i) and they exactly the same. its sad but i just dont believe you.. take some screen shots or something :PMethodManFTW


You have a few options.

Either your eye sight is bad

Or your sitting to far from the TV

Or your HD equipment isnt good enough.

Screen shots wont prove a thing.

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#46 Posted by shawty1984 (938 posts) -

[QUOTE="MethodManFTW"]i get what shawty is saying i guess. but its the same here (cbs in 720 and all others in 1080i) and they exactly the same. its sad but i just dont believe you.. take some screen shots or something :Pyoda4ps3

720p is better than 1080i because it refreshes faster. i stands for interlaced and p stands for progressive. P will be better because the image shows up faster than interlaced. Interlaced may have a higher resolution but it won't look as good in high action sequences where a lot it happening because it takes longer to keep up. The difference isn't always notable but in many cases it is.



We were talking about tesolution. Everything I have watched (even high action sequences) have looked better in 1080i over 720p.

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#47 Posted by shawty1984 (938 posts) -

[QUOTE="gamer082009"][QUOTE="MethodManFTW"]uhh.... 720p and 1080i look pretty much identical unless your pixel counting...yoda4ps3

I watch HDTV programs and noticed the 1080i ones look noticeably better. Much better than 720p. Here our FOX channel runs in 720p and the NBC station runs in 1080i, and man the 1080i looks so much clearer and better.

The reason 720p and 1080i look the same on ps3 but different quality wise on cable is because the ps3 upscales and cable doesn't.



Not true really.

Both should output 1080i fine.

Cable in the UK (Virgin Media) outputs at 1080i and so can the PS3 and both of them upscale.

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#48 Posted by shawty1984 (938 posts) -

Pretty much every average game only supports 720p. Read the back of the box :D

GamingKidX



Its not as simple as that. COD MW2 states 720p 1080i/p. But doesnt actually natively run in any of them.

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#49 Posted by QuintessenceON (55 posts) -
Well before anyone even comments on the difference of 720p, 720i, etc you should educate yourself with this simple little video otherwise peace out of the conversation. And I can say with 100% that FFXIII is full 1080p because that is the signal that it receives from the Playstation 3. And as far as I know you can't force a PS3 game to upscale to 1080p. Only PS and PS2 games. Also, your tv always outputs at 1080p even though it may say the signal it receives from the PS3 is 720p. So in a sense it is your tv that does all the upscaling unless you are playing PS/PS2/DVDs. So everyone here might want to educate themselves and do research instead of speaking out of their asses. Also there's a big advantage to choosing 720p over 1080i like someone pointed out. Enjoy your education for the day. Oh that video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-JXfyvlPh0 Also upscaling wasn't available until patch 1.80 Taken from Sony Playstation Blog: With 1.80, you can now upscale PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games and DVD movies, up to 1080p if your TV supports it.
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#50 Posted by El_PS3_Best (193 posts) -

Whatever the game is designed for is what it runs at. Whenever I start up my PS3 it flashes 1080p in the top left corner. Then when I start up a game it flashes whatever resolution that game is made to run at.