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Old 07-09-2007, 07:03 PM   #1
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Hello,

I am currently in the market for a Blu-Ray player and will be hooking it up to a 32 inch 720p lcd hdtv. I read somewhere that the PS3 is designed only for 1080p playback of blu-ray movies, and that if you try to play a movie on a 720p tv, the ps3 will downscale it to 480p. Is this true?

If so, I definitely will want to opt for another player because my tv cannot do 1080p. Anyways guys, let me know what you think, and sorry if this has been posted before but I could not find an answer in the existing threads.

Thanks,

Bryan
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:04 PM   #2
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It was a bug that was fixed. Worse comes to worse set it to 1080i and your TV will automatically scale it
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:13 PM   #3
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Just about any issue w/ the PS3 that is not directly hardware related gets fixed in later software updates. Sony is amazing with their support of the PS3 after you buy it, unlike another company I know.
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:27 PM   #4
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Sounds great, but If I buy a PS3 now, will it have the current firmware update built-in to allow me to watch a blu-ray at 720p resolution?

because if not, I might have some issues because all I have currently is dial-up internet (because I live in a rural area) so I wouldn't be able to download any updates.

Thanks again
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:31 PM   #5
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Sounds great, but If I buy a PS3 now, will it have the current firmware update built-in to allow me to watch a blu-ray at 720p resolution?

because if not, I might have some issues because all I have currently is dial-up internet (because I live in a rural area) so I wouldn't be able to download any updates.

Thanks again
It probably won't have that update, but you don't have to sign in to the playstation network, you can also download the update on your PC and install from a CD or memory card.

PS3 Update Page

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Old 07-09-2007, 07:35 PM   #6
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You would have to get the updates for it to work. You can download the updates to a computer and copy the update file to a USB drive and update through the USB ports on the PS3.

This link has all of the information

http://www.us.playstation.com/ps3/network/updates
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:52 PM   #7
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So with all the information that has posted so far, it sounds like the ps3 would be compatible with my needs. With this in mind, do you all think that it is the best option available as a player, or is the new Sony player better?
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:09 PM   #8
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So with all the information that has posted so far, it sounds like the ps3 would be compatible with my needs. With this in mind, do you all think that it is the best option available as a player, or is the new Sony player better?
The Sony BDP-S300 (or 301 at Costco) isn't going to be "better". It's a standalone player vs a multi-media hub type player.

The PS3 will allow you to play games, watch blu-ray movies, watch regular dvds, watch regular DVDs upscaled through HDMI if your TV has that connection, it can accept wireless updates, connect to the WEB wirelessly, you can load Linux if you are so inclined and use it as a computer, you can use it as a photo viewer.......it also loads discs faster than most other players out there....it also plays CDs and SACDs....two channel via the RCA outs or multi-channel via HDMI.

The PS3 does alot for the money and now is even a better deal at $499.

It all depends what you want to do.....nothing wrong with the standalone player, it just doesn't do as much.
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:12 PM   #9
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It probably won't have that update, but you don't have to sign in to the playstation network, you can also download the update on your PC and install from a CD or memory card.

PS3 Update Page
Downloading via dialup to a CD or memory card will probably be a bit slow, but will work.

If you have access to a computer at work that has high-speed internet, it will only take a couple of minutes.....or if you have a friend with high-speed internet......
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:46 PM   #10
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The lack of Blu-ray downscaling wasn't a bug, it wasn't finished so wasn't implemented at all.

Now it's in and works perfectly.
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:50 PM   #11
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thanks for the input man. It definitely seems better to go with the PS3 instead of the Sony bdp 3100 (or whatever the # is) since they are now the same price. My next question to you would be, do you think the difference between 720p and 1080p is that important? if so, should I just wait until I have a 1080p tv to get a bluray player, or does it look dam good on a 720p tv too?
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Old 07-09-2007, 10:12 PM   #12
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thanks for the input man. It definitely seems better to go with the PS3 instead of the Sony bdp 3100 (or whatever the # is) since they are now the same price. My next question to you would be, do you think the difference between 720p and 1080p is that important? if so, should I just wait until I have a 1080p tv to get a bluray player, or does it look dam good on a 720p tv too?
It looks damn good on a 720p TV too.
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Old 07-09-2007, 10:44 PM   #13
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Since the problem is now fixed, does the PS3 automatically change the resolution of a blu-ray movie to 720 p on a 720p tv?

Or do you have to go into the ps3 settings, or the tv's settings, and change something?

let me know

thanks,
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Old 07-09-2007, 10:47 PM   #14
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When you first connect the PS3 it will go through a setup process, you can change the settings later through the system menu if you need to. And yes, BD movies look great on my 32" 720p LCD.
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:05 AM   #15
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I can download firmware update 1.82 via my computer, burn it onto a cd, put the CD into the PS3, and it will update the console.

Then with this update, blu-ray movie playback will run at 720p on my 720p lcd hdtv. I can do this by going into the display settings. And I do not need to change the settings on my TV, just the settings on the PS3.

Is this correct?
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:25 AM   #16
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I can download firmware update 1.82 via my computer, burn it onto a cd, put the CD into the PS3, and it will update the console.

Then with this update, blu-ray movie playback will run at 720p on my 720p lcd hdtv. I can do this by going into the display settings. And I do not need to change the settings on my TV, just the settings on the PS3.

Is this correct?

You got it.
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:27 AM   #17
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I can download firmware update 1.82 via my computer, burn it onto a cd, put the CD into the PS3, and it will update the console.

Then with this update, blu-ray movie playback will run at 720p on my 720p lcd hdtv. I can do this by going into the display settings. And I do not need to change the settings on my TV, just the settings on the PS3.

Is this correct?
make sure you ticket the settings to 720p and it will automatically adjust to its optimal resolution
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:47 AM   #18
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