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If I have a 1080i TV, but the PS3 game i just bought only supports 720P. What does this mean for my pic?


WIll I not see the game in HD, becuase the backs of some games stated 1080i and 720p. This one only stated 720p.

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  1. 720p is better than 1080i. Anyway, just go to the PS3 settings and change it for your TV. The PS3 will do the rest and you’ll have a 1080i image being displayed on your TV.


  2. Your 1080i HDTV can display 480i,480p,720p and 1080i. 720p is a progressive scan HD format and may look better than 1080i. If you want you can go into the settings on the PS3/video and set the output to 1080i and it will scale the video accordingly.

  3. Trust me it is very hard to get a straight answer on this. While your 1080i TV may very well be able to display 720p, mine cannot. (You find out when you set up all the resolutions in the display settings. Mine only showed a picture on 480i, 480p, and 1080i- which is the only true HD setting my tv supports). So basically I’m left to wonder if my 720p games are being “downgraded” to 480p, or “upgraded” to 1080i.

    There’s a debate between which is better: 720p or 1080i. The numbers do represent pixels, therefore 1080i has a higher pixel count. However, 720p is “progressive” and 1080i is “interlaced”. This relates to how the horizontal lines are “refreshed” on the screen. Think of interlaced displaying the lines in order of 1,3,5. then it goes back and does 2,4,6. Whereas progressive displays all lines in order 1,2,3,4,5,6. This effectively allows a faster framerate I believe, which to some people’s eyes is a better picture overall.

    The only way to know you’re getting the best of the best: get a 1080p tv!

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