PS3 Blu-Ray resolution query

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  1. Boyley

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    I have set my PS3 to output at 720p (the native resolution of my Sagem HD50 G4-T screen) and although I am very impressed with the look of RFOM I was less than impressed watching my first Blu-Ray disc (Mission Impossible 3). Although it sounded great, it didn't seem to look any better than a standard dvd upscaled through my Cambridge Audio DV89.

    I have read on here that this may be something to do with the PS3 not being able to output 720p and so sending a 480p signal.

    Would I be better off setting the PS3 to output at 1080i/1080p?:lease:

    Would this mean a better picture for Blu-Ray?
     
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    set it to 1080i
     
  3. Dean

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    Blu-ray playback will be downscaled I think as the PS3 does not support 720P blu-ray playback at the moment, so yeh set it to 1080i, you should see the difference immediately :thumbsup:
     
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    If you dont set the PS3 to 1080i/1080p then you wont be able to watch Blu-Rays in HD, simple as that.
     
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    hopefully an update will sort the 720p matter quickly (if i can be sorted). my native resolution is 720 so I assume the 1080i picture is downscaled to 720 but without the advantage of being progressive.

    I much prefer my 360 on 720p than 1080i.
     
  6. Tony Hoyle

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    Your native resolution is 1366x768.

    That means that at 720p (1280x720) you're losing both horizontal and vertical resolution. At 1080i (1920x1080) you're using the full resolution.

    It's always better to downscale than upscale, basically.

    Interlace doesn't matter for br movies - they're coming from a 24p source and your TV should be able to detect that (it'll be an option called 'cinema detect' or 'cinema reality' or similar) and display a perfect progressive image anyway.
     
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    1080i looks awful through my TV, roll on 720p support :thumbsup:
     
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    When I first connected my PS3, I set it to 720p and playes Casino Royale through it. I swear, the PS3 was about to go back into the box and be returned, as it looked absolutely awful, comparable to a low res divx file on a TV or a crap DVD player. the image was blurry and colour was awful.
    However, then I set it to 1080i and my jaw dropped, pin sharp with wonderful colours.
     
  9. Tony Hoyle

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    LG TVs are one of the ones that display 1080i as 540p... not surprising it looks awful that's lower than DVD res.

    Luckily TVs that do that are becoming rarer... although the number of TVs that still fail basic deinterlace tests is shocking.
     

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