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1080p 480p on ps3 some games are in 1080p 1080i 720p and 480p when games like call of duty 3 are played it plays in 720p the game supports 1080i but it wont play that way am i doing something wrong

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Re: 1080p 480p

If you hold down the power button when you turn it on for more than 4 seconds it runs the display setings and puts it in the best possible option

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This usually happens when you first buy your ps3 and try to use the HDMI connection immediately. The problem is that the ps3's default output resolution is set to 480i out of the box, and when you try to use an HDMI connection first, HDMI can't do that resolution. HDMI only does 480p, 720p 1080i and 1080p.
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This also happens if you move your ps3 a lot. As it is, HDTV's are either 1080p (full HD) or 720p (including 1080i). If, for example, your tv is 1080p, when you set your display settings in the ps3 menu, it will set your XMB, or ps3 main menu to the max resolution of your tv, 1080p in this case. The resolution will automatically adjust when you start a game, and that game has a native resolution output. That's why, most of the time, games will play in 720p, because that's there native, or original, resolution. This is also the reason why sometimes people have no display on there TV, or a black screen, and when they play a game, that will actually display. That's because your tv can ACCEPT that resolution of that game.

  • Have your ps3 in standby mode (red light).
  • Now, press and hold the power button in the front down. Your ps3 will beep twice. Let it go almost exactly after you heard the second beep.
  • Wait 10-15 seconds. A display will show up, and just answer yes to all!

Dec 30, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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HDMI-can't get tv to stay 1080i

This is natural, the PS3 does not stretch the signal like the Xbox does so games play at there native resolution (720p) there is nothing wrong with your TV or your PS3 and you would not see any difference in the games graphics if it was in 1080i. I'm playing my PS3 on a 46" 1080p TV and my PS3 games look great in 720p.

Aug 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 and Sony Bravia

one of your lasers in PS3 is probably bad

Jul 27, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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PS3 wont go 1080i/720p

I don't think there is a way to set your resolution manually, bro. They do it all by auto. If I may make a suggestion... Turn off both the TV & PS3. Unplug your HDMI, then make sure both your TV & PS3 are turned ON. Now re-connect your HDMI. A TV tech once told me that these units "communicate" through the HDMI. This can only occure whilst they're up & running. This may help get you going on to 1080i.
p.s. PS3 games only output 720p, max! This isn't always the case for Blu Ray movies, but it is for games. Good luck!

May 23, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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Blueray films

check in the ps3 settings for output that you are not selecting an output resolution for hdmi that is not compatible with your tv my tv has full 1080p hd but some so called hd ready tv's fall way short of that... try setting for 1080i or 720p see if it fixes the problem

Oct 05, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 problem

Change the resolution on the ps3 to accept 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p.

Jun 14, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Call of duty 4 1080p

First off, Sony doesn't make Aquos they make Brava. Sharp makes Aquos. Secondly, I am unable to uncheck 720p how do I do  this?

Jan 13, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Pink HDTV screen PS3

check that you have all avalubal resulutions sulected in your displt settings i.e. 480p 720p 1080i and 1080p all the ones your tv will support my ps3 was doing the same thing untell i checked 480p as well as 720p and 1080i now when I play a dvd my tv swiches to 480p and the dvd will play.

Dec 30, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Time lag between Playstation 3 and LCD TV.


If your playing with lag on your new HD LCD your at a competitive disadvantage! Everything you see happens seconds later than your opponent who has his/her settings right.
The fix:
1. Connect your PS3 using HDMI Input 2.
2. SELECT or RENAME the HDMI Input to PC. Already pointed out, but this does not make the majority of tv's run in PC mode.
3. On the PS3 start-up menu go to Settings---> Display ---->
Choose HDMI ----> DO NOT choose AUTOMATIC ----> SELECT CUSTOM ----->
4. Now, Select all the Resolution options EXCEPT 720p. This will force your games into 1080p mode. What it will also do is drop any game that doesn't have 1080i/p support into 480. Games like Burnout Paradise, Vegas 2, Heavenly Sword, NHL 08 and more will be dropped into SD (480) rather than HD. Your picture will be terrible. 720p is standard gaming resolution currently, 1080i/p is not.
5. Save and complete the display setup.
6. Turn off the PS3. Turn off the TV.
7. Turn on the TV. Turn on the PS3.
8. Complete! (Lag eliminated). Please spread this around!

*The key to eliminating ALL LAG is modern LCD's need to be in PC MODE (NOT GAME MODE) On many tv's, PC mode requires you to use a VGA or DVI connector. You'll either need to buy an HDMI adapter or an HDMI to VGA / DVI cable if that's the case.
and the Source MUST BE IN 1080p so that the TV can use it's NATIVE RESOLUTION.* Please, check your tv's native resolution. If you have a plasma that only does 720p, your native resolution is probably 720p. You do not need to follow these steps, it will only make things worse. If your tv's native resolution is 720p, obviously you want to keep your display settings at 720p on your PS3. If your native resolution is 1080i, you shouldn't go selecting 1080p. If your native resolution is 1080p on your TV, you need to be aware that removing 720p as an option will force many games into 480.

Keep these things in mind and remember that the steps above are far from a cure all solution. .

Lag gone! Worked for me! (SAMSUNG LNA52850)
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Dec 16, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare

It is 1080p, but your tv must be compatible with 1080p your tv more than likely only supports 720p. My tv only supports up to 1080i and that is what I play in

Dec 06, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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