PS3 sends 1080p signal to my 720p display

Discussion in 'PS3 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by demonicstrife, May 25, 2012.

  1. demonicstrife
    OP

    demonicstrife *INSERTGENERICTITLE*

    Member
    769
    77
    May 22, 2008
    United States
    Somewhere in the middle
    I've been wondering about this for a while. I've got one of those 720p HDTVs that happen to support 1080p signals, as whenever I set my PS3 to automatically configure the display settings, it always checks all the boxes. Now, I do have a few games that are native 1080p, so is it best to just leave the setting this way (since any game that's 720p isn't upscaled into 1080p anyway) and let my TV downscale it, or should I just uncheck the 1080 boxes and make everything output as 720p?
     
  2. TheRedfox

    TheRedfox Admire our great leader ;o;

    Member
    194
    76
    May 17, 2012
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    Nope
    Downscaling can cause quality loss if you don't have a good TV.
    The best option is to just output as 720p, cause it doesn't have to downscale it can give better quality
     
  3. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

    Member
    22,100
    10,433
    Apr 29, 2011
    United States
    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    I have one of those TVs as well. Although it says up to 720p, I still managed to get a 1080i signal from an HDMI cable, but switched it back to 720p simply because it looked better.