PS3 Blu-Ray analogue output

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by NonPayingMember, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. NonPayingMember

    NonPayingMember
    Previously Liam @ Prog AV

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2002
    Messages:
    8,525
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Kent
    Ratings:
    +830
    Just stumbled accross this:

    http://news.spong.com/article/10379/Massive Leaked Internal PlayStation 3 QA

    Is supposedly an insider QA session on the PS3 spec etc etc. Not sure how true it will turn out to be but something that grabbed my attention:

    Not sure if 1080p is limited to D5 connections which are few and far between on these shores. But I do wonder if other Sony BD players might do analogue HD too...
     
  2. Rasczak

    Rasczak
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    22,395
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Warwick
    Ratings:
    +3,138
    It's hardware optional but I would suspect every high def player will do the same (from high def sources). Both HD DVD and BluRay support forced downscale but that is a software flag - if it's enabled then it will downscale, if not it will output at high res.
     
  3. richard plumb

    richard plumb
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2002
    Messages:
    14,514
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    Windsor
    Ratings:
    +1,054
    should do. The Toshiba HDDVD player does.

    Its all reliant on the ICT flag not being set, which limits component output to 540p. There seems to be some tentative agreement to delay using the ICT flag until 2011, meaning we'll be free to enjoy HD over component until then.

    Hopefully by then there will be so many people using component, that the studios will never be able to set ICT.
     
  4. NonPayingMember

    NonPayingMember
    Previously Liam @ Prog AV

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2002
    Messages:
    8,525
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Kent
    Ratings:
    +830
    Looking closer the quote mentions HD analogue output, and seperately analogue BD output, but not HD analogue BD output!
     
  5. Rasczak

    Rasczak
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    22,395
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Warwick
    Ratings:
    +3,138
    To be expected. For games high def output over component is guaranteed. For BluRay it's dependant upon the flag. Of course, in order to shift standalones, it always possible Sony may introduce compulsory downscaling over the component output for BluRay playback on the PS3! :devil: I doubt it though.
     
  6. richard plumb

    richard plumb
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2002
    Messages:
    14,514
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    Windsor
    Ratings:
    +1,054
    I'd be more interested if they had something to say about analogue audio outputs. The more I hear about the quality of Dolby TrueHD, the more I want that into my 5.1 inputs on my receiver.
     
  7. Evil Engineer

    Evil Engineer
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2004
    Messages:
    994
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    South of Heaven
    Ratings:
    +60
    I don't think you will be seeing that on PS3.

    The analogue output looks to be the same standard Multi-AV connector seen on both PS1 and PS2. So you can get component cables easily enough but (I think) the sound is analogue stero only.

    Could you imagine a cable with NINE phono plugs on the end, BTW ???? :eek:

    TrueHD will probably be via HDMI on the premium model only (either converted to PCM or possibly raw data pass through).
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice