So you’ve got an HDTV? And you have that PS3 pre-order? And you have a component or HDMI cable? You might think you’re set for HDTV gaming.
Well it is not so cut and dry if latest reports are to be believed. If you own an early HDTV which can only display 1080i, but not 720p, games like Resistance will be downscaled to 480p. Apparently the problem is that the PS3 does not upscale games to 1080i, although 1080i is an option on the PS3’s XMB.
The PS3’s upscaling capability could be something of a problem. We already know that PSOne and PS2 games are not upscaled by the PS3, something that the xbox360 does with original xbox games. We also know the PS3 does not upscale DVDs. Is this a design oversight? Or is this something that Sony can work on for a future firmware update?
Written by: Tom
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