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Advice on 720P TV / 1080I PS3 setup please

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Help anyone please................ My new TV is 1080i input capable (1366x768) so should I set my PS3 to 1080i output and let the TV downscale to 720P or should I output 720P from the PS3? Thanks fo… Read More
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banned9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
Help anyone please................

My new TV is 1080i input capable (1366x768) so should I set my PS3 to 1080i output and let the TV downscale to 720P or should I output 720P from the PS3?

Thanks for any guidance.

I did read the PS3 will only output blu-ray movies at 480P anyway unless the TV is 1080P which is a bit of a downer if true.

http://www.joystiq.com/2006/11/15/720p-ps3-games-downscale-on-older-hd-sets/
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banned9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Can you set one option for games and one option for blu-ray movies?

720p should be better than 1080i for gaming, but you'll have to set the PS3 to 1080i if you want to watch movies in high-def, otherwise you'll be stuck at 480p as you mention above.
banned#2
I just found an article stating that software update 1.80 did the following:-

Downscaled output of Blu-ray Discs is now supported. When 720p is selected as the video output setting of the PS3™ system, Blu-ray Discs that were recorded in 1080p or 1080i resolution can be played in 720p resolution.


Maybe I didnt explain clearly but I wanted to know if its better to output from the PS3 at my TV's native resolution (720P) or output at 1080i and let my TV downscale it to 720P?

Thanks.
#3
Set it to output at the panel's native resolution. Outputting at a higher res and letting your TV scale it downwards will strip out pixels, diminishing image quality.

You only need a resolution higher than the output device's resolution when you're doing work with something and need flexibility with it. For example, if you shoot a photo with a digital camera, a 1.3MP image is going to look exactly the same (or possibly even better, since there's no downsizing) as a 10MP image on your monitor, since 1.3MP is all most screens can display. If you're editing in photoshop though, the added detail is reet useful.
banned#4
Thanks very much.

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