last week that Sony's PlayStation 3 has issues with upscaling to 1080i
resolution. The problem stems from the fact that some older HDTV's can only
display in high definition resolutions of 480p or 1080i -- 720p is not an
option for these TVs. For a PS3 title running in native 720p resolution, a PS3
will not upscale to 1080i, but will instead downgrade to 480p.
According to GameDaily BIZ,
Sony has acknowledged that this is a problem for the PS3. The following
statement was provided by Sony Computer Entertainment America:
small number of older High Definition television sets found in the United
States only have 1080i inputs for HD signals. Those televisions will currently
only play some PS3 titles at 480p resolution. PS3 games render images at either
720p or 1080p for High Definition and you need 720p input on the TV to play
select games that do not support 1080p. This is an issue on the side of the
individual television sets, which do not accept 720p input, so when a game
outputs an HD signal only at 720p, these select TVs have to display the game at
A fix is in the works, but there was no timetable given on
quote: so isn't 1080i = 540p? Therefore making 720p higher quality?
quote: AV Output
Screen size: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
HDMI**: HDMI out - (x1 / HDMI)
Analog: AV MULTI OUT x 1
Digital audio: DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) x 1
Blu-ray/DVD/CD DRIVE "read only"
quote: Screen size: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
quote: just click link below...
quote: SCEA's Dave Karraker, Sr. Director, Corporate Communications, informed GameDaily BIZ that they currently cannot confirm that this 1080i issue will be resolved via a firmware patch. The official line is now that they are "looking into the issue and haven't stated any actions that will be taken regarding it."