PS3 Blu ray question

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  1. Zzeezz

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    Hey guys,
    I don't know if this question applies to just the PS3 or all blu ray players. I know that blu ray is encoded at 1080p, but my tv only goes up to 1080i. For blu ray playback, will the player downscale the movie to 1080i or will it automatically go lower to 720p perhaps?
     
  2. Cheetatron

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    I believe it will downscale to 1080i, unfortunately I only have the Sony HDTV I dont have the PS3 yet though.
     
  3. Joe Moore

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    It will play back at 1080i as well as 1080p. Though I'm not sure if it's upsampling the 720p or downscaling the 1080p. Either way it will play back nicely.
     
  4. Prowl

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    Yeah, I just watched TMNT on BR this weekend. My TV read 1080I, but I don't know if it was playing 720 up or 1080P down, but it looked freekin' amazing.
     
  5. Joe Moore

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    I'd actually love to see that movie in HD. The DVD transfer was fantastic, so I can imagine how pristine the HD version is.
     
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    BR looks amazing regardless of the technowizardry behind it... I need more BR movies though, James Bond is boring me now :3
     
  7. Joe Moore

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    I hear there a fantastic new transfer for Fifth Element (the original release was apparently sucktastic).
     
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    A new transfer you say?


    Interesting...
     
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    AFAIK, a PS3 will scale down to the next highest selected resolution that is available, regardless of if that resolution is interlaced or progressive.
    My previous TV showed 1080i/60 anyway.

    Tears of the Sun looks pretty good
     
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    Ironically picked up 5th Element when I bought my PS3 and then bought TMNT last week. Loving the PS3 Blu-Ray player. I think it just ups the 720p by the way. But still looks absolutely amazing.
     
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    You can see the virtual detail on the turtle's skin. You can definitely see it in the DVD, but on HD, you see every bump and pore.

    I never really thought about this until I watched it this weekend, but despite this movie not being from Pixar or Dreamworks, it is one of the best-looking CG movie I have seen, in terms of detail and surface work.

    I'd love to pick up Fifth Element's new release. I picked it up for 13 bucks on BR, and didn't realize that they were coming out with a new one. I hope there is a replacement deal with someone like mentioned above.

    edit: I'm so glad Lord of the Rings wasn't published by Universal. I'm already losing the chance to watch Serenity on HD because Universal doesn't support BluRay.
     
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    What do you mean by upscale the 720? Arn't all blu ray movies in 1080p on the disc so wouldnt it be downscaling to 1080i or 720p.
     
  15. Zzeezz

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    The transfer of Underworld 2 is pretty good. That's one of the movies I got for free. I haven't done enough comparison to really tell the difference between blu ray and standard though.
     
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    Quick, dumb question: What's the difference between 1080i and 720p? My TV is capable of doing both. I have it on 720p.

    I honestly can't see the difference. Can someone tell me which one I ought to be putting it on?
     
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    Honestly, if you have a high quality plasma or LCD there really is no discernable difference from 720p to 1080p unless you have a screen over 50". The picture difference on any screen 50" or smaller is because of screen/technology quality, not resolution.
     
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    It will play at 1080i. You can tell the ps3 what display to be at. My tv is 1080i so all my games or blu ray which are capable of 1080i will display at that.
     
  19. Zzeezz

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    I thought that was the case. I'm probably showing my ignorance here, but the reason I was wondering is because I have the PS3 set up for 1080i (as well as the tv), and normally the onscreen text is pretty small; however, when I watch a blu ray disc and go to the "turn off system/turn off contoller" screen, the text has jumped up in size. So I was wondering if there was a resolution change issue with blu ray playback.
     
  20. Primus

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    I think what you have to do is select *only* 1080i from the video display settings. Most people believe that 720p is visually better then 1080i which is why it default to that setting when both are selected.
     

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