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NaitoSan
03-11-07, 11:55 PM
I got PS3 60GB and updated it to latest version (1.54) then insert Monster House Blu-ray in... it downscaled the video to 480p.

Was there something I'm supposed to setup to show video in 720p? My HDTV is 720p based, by Samsung. I'm also using HDMI cable and Playstation 3 startup menu is set in 720p.

Any help would be appericated. Thanks!

Bad_Boy
03-12-07, 02:42 AM
I take it your tv doesnt support 1080i/1080p? Pretty much the biggest problem with the blu-ray playback is that it will downscale to 480p if you dont have a tv capable of those resolutions. Hopefully sony fixes that soon. If your tv takes 1080i I think you can check it in the menu system to display at that res.

XxDeadlyxX
03-12-07, 03:09 AM
The PS3 really needs a decent scaler that works properly like the 360.

NaitoSan
03-12-07, 03:15 AM
That's ****ty, also I read a forum somewhere (I forgot where) that they can play in 720p... that's just so weird. My HDTV does support 1080i but still... that's ****ty. :( I hope Sony fixes that problem soon.

At least 1080i does work with Blu-ray movies.

ATI_Dude
03-12-07, 07:57 AM
I believe system update 1.30 broke 720p Blu-Ray playback. Hopefully a future update will fix this.

kev13dd
03-12-07, 10:29 AM
Give Sony a break and a little time, they'll fix it. They are new to this console thing and just need a little time to work out the kinks

K

thor1182
03-12-07, 10:46 AM
but don't worry, there is a built in scaler that should do the trick for ya once they get it turned on.

superklye
03-12-07, 10:47 AM
Give Sony a break and a little time, they'll fix it. They are new to this console thing and just need a little time to work out the kinks

K
At first, I thought you were being serious.

:rofl

Imbroglio
03-12-07, 11:08 AM
At first, I thought you were being serious.

:rofl

i think he is :headexplode:

zoomy942
03-12-07, 11:12 AM
At first, I thought you were being serious.

:rofl



me too.

ENU291
03-12-07, 11:26 AM
i think he is :headexplode:
Doh! :screwy:

Imbroglio
03-12-07, 11:30 AM
Doh! :screwy:

anybody else i wouldn't have questioned, this statment coming from an individual seemingly stuck in the early 1990's gaming scene, it wouldn't strike me that odd ;)

superklye
03-12-07, 11:44 AM
anybody else i wouldn't have questioned, this statment coming from an individual seemingly stuck in the early 1990's gaming scene, it wouldn't strike me that odd ;)
Considering the fact that it's the PS3...and he specifically said that Sony is new to the console market...it makes me think he was kidding. ;)

ENU291
03-12-07, 11:46 AM
anybody else i wouldn't have questioned, this statment coming from an individual seemingly stuck in the early 1990's gaming scene, it wouldn't strike me that odd ;)
Sony released the original Playstation in 1995. If my calculations are correct then Sony has had about 12 years to perfect "this console thing"! ;)

SebC
03-12-07, 12:08 PM
So this is just a software bug and not hardware?

Lyme
03-12-07, 12:29 PM
There really is no excuse for Sony not having scaling working in the PS3. However, conspiracy theoriests would say that the Sony TV division is forcing this on them. What? Your tv doesn't do 1080p? Buy a new Sony TV!!
I however think someone at Sony simply had their head up their ass for far too long.

thor1182
03-12-07, 01:09 PM
From what everything we have seen, the PS3 lacks any sort of scaler that you give it a signal, what res you want it, and it converts it.

saturnotaku
03-12-07, 01:10 PM
Sort of off-topic - will the PS3 upconvert a standard DVD to 1080i/p if hooked up to an appropriate TV?

Imbroglio
03-12-07, 01:13 PM
Sony released the original Playstation in 1995. If my calculations are correct then Sony has had about 12 years to perfect "this console thing"! ;)

no you missed the point, had anyone else aside from kevpla1 made that statment, it would have without a doubt been sarcastic, just the fact that the statment was from him i had to call into question whether or not it really was sarcastic based on previous comments and posts from the individual.

thor1182
03-12-07, 01:34 PM
so the lesson is to get a 360 that will upconvert via VGA if you want to have a game console double as a good DVD player. That is until/if Sony fixes the PS3 issues.

ATI_Dude
03-12-07, 01:48 PM
No.

DVDs only play at 480p on the PS3 currently.

Not a great loss IMO.

Depending on the transfer quality of the movie it's my experience that upscaling has a tendency to degrade image quality by magnifying problems such as video noise and macro blocking. Unless one owns an old tv set with a crappy scaler I'd recommend playing SD DVDs in their native resolution (480p/576p) and let the TV handle the scaling.

On the other hand the 720p/1080i issue with Blu-Ray playback needs urgent attention from Sony's part. 1080i instead of 720p is totally unacceptable since it represents a significant quality loss for owners of HDTVs with native 720p support.

ViN86
03-12-07, 02:46 PM
ive constantly heard how worthless the scaler is on the PS3.

Bad_Boy
03-12-07, 03:33 PM
That's ****ty, also I read a forum somewhere (I forgot where) that they can play in 720p... that's just so weird. My HDTV does support 1080i but still... that's ****ty. :( I hope Sony fixes that problem soon.

At least 1080i does work with Blu-ray movies.
Yeah if your tv supports 1080i, it should play at that resolution.

Regular dvds will be upscaled in the upcoming firmware IIRC.

NaitoSan
03-12-07, 08:20 PM
Really? Blu-ray movies in 720p was possible in 1.30 firmware? Is it possible to downgrade to 1.30?

1080i is way too sharp and looks a bit weird and interlaced is a bit annoying. Nice to know in upcoming firmware regular DVD will be upscaled which will make DVDs look better like with XBOX360.

ATI_Dude
03-13-07, 03:53 AM
Really? Blu-ray movies in 720p was possible in 1.30 firmware? Is it possible to downgrade to 1.30?

IIRC 720p Blu-ray playback was possible BEFORE 1.30.

1080i is way too sharp and looks a bit weird and interlaced is a bit annoying. Nice to know in upcoming firmware regular DVD will be upscaled which will make DVDs look better like with XBOX360.

It depends on the transfer quality of the movie and your TV's scaler. In most cases it is best NOT to upscale SD DVDs.