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Old 12-07-2006, 02:19 PM
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Default PS3 patch changes default HDTV output resolution

Sony yesterday released an online update for their PlayStation 3 game console that corrects previously reported upconversion issues for those with 1080i HDTV monitors, but presents new issues for those with 720p monitors.

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Old 12-07-2006, 02:30 PM
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So basically, they've just changed the default resolution to 1080i, instead of 720p?

Not an ideal solution and hopefully another firmware update will more flexibility depending on the users display.
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No, the story is completely incorrect about what this firmware update accomplishes.

There was more than one problem with resolutions with the PS3.

1. If your TV doesn't support 720p (natively or by upconversion) it can only display "720p only" games in 480p. The 1.3 frimware does NOTHING to fix this.

2. DVDs are played at 480p only. The 1.3 firmware does NOTHING to fix this either.

3. TVs that are capable of displaying 720p and 1080i but not 1080p would chose to display the XMB in 720p instead of 1080i becuase 720p had a higher priority in the display list. the 1.3 firmware FIXED this.

We can only hope that Sony is working to fix the other issues with subsequent firmware releases.
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Old 12-07-2006, 07:21 PM
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The thing that it did fix was the fact that many people thought their TV didn't support 720p because it said 1080i, so when they selected 1080i before, 720p was not selected, therefore those 720p games ran at 480p. Now, since 1080i is set as a higher resolution than 720p, people with 1080i sets are now able to run those games at 720p (which is upconverted to 1080i through their TV)

What they did is a good idea, so for those people with 720p LCDs or plasmas, deselect 1080i as an option and the ps3 will do the downconversion of 1080p games (not sure about movies) instead of the TV, which in result will provide a better picture quality than your TV trying to downconvert a 1080i signal.

If 720p doesn't work for Blu-rays (as was the case with the last firmware, I haven't tested this firmware with Blu-rays yet) then the user must select 1080i as a resolution to watch movies in hi-def. The next thing Sony should do for resolutions is have the user select their own preference for 1080i vs 720p, instead of just going with the default. CRT users would select 1080i as their preference and LCD users would select 720p as their preference.
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Old 12-07-2006, 10:13 PM
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I dont know about everyone else, but when I read about this and remember how sony kept raving about their ps3/blu-ray, I can't help but sit here and laugh. They try fixing issues and they end up making more.
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Old 12-07-2006, 11:30 PM
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hey, it's a good product. i have it and use it.

the movie picture is just amazing. but the nice part is although it is a new product, it is easy to download and install firmware updates. VERY easy.

so you can complain. but these issues are much less problematic and easier to deal with than the Directv HR-20 issues. now that is a debacle!
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:48 AM
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At least the PS3 works. (Looks in the 360's direction) Red ring of death anyone?
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Peter please correct your article, the patch does not force 720p tvs to convert the 1080i back to 720p.

If your tv does not support 1080i, than the Playstation 3 will not output 1080i. It will output 720p or whatever the max resolution is.

Just do this on the Playstation 3,

Go to System Settings
Then Display Settings
Then choice Automatic.

It will automatically find the resolutions that your tv supports. And output the maximum resolution that it finds.
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Old 12-08-2006, 09:39 AM
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The problem with the PS3 is that it's incapable of outputting one resolution for everything. Blu-ray movies come out at 1080 and games are either 1080 or 720 as indicated.

As for the Xbox bashing, I worked in a retail store when the 360 was released, never had anyone complain about them. At the very least, Xbox didn't have any of these problems which affect every PS3 but only appear in some HT set ups.
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Old 12-08-2006, 01:16 PM
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At least the PS3 works. (Looks in the 360's direction) Red ring of death anyone?
That's a bit of a generalisation! I have had a 360 since launch and (so far) have not had any problems!
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