PS3 + 1080i HDTV owners will have to bear with 480p

Sad, sad newsToday, we’ll have to be the bearer of bad news for people who own a 1080i HDTV and want to use their PS3 with it. One would remember that when the PS3 launched ever-so-recently, people who plugged it into an HDTV which only has a resolution of 1080i instead of 1080p found themselves severely disappointed as the PS3 practically ignored 1080i, scoffed at 720p, and instead settled for 480p.

There have been reports that this issue will be addressed by the next PS3 firmware update, but apparently (and here comes the bad news), Sony decided to take their word back. According to Sony’s Senior Director of Corporate Communications David Karraker, they may have spoken prematurely, and that their stand on the matter is that they are “looking into the issue and haven’t stated any actions that will be taken regarding it.”

They’re still saying that a simple firmware update should be able to fix the issue, but as to when exactly this fix would come, Sony prefers to remain mum.

Sigh. So, until an announcement is made, 1080i owners will sadly have to make do with graphics that are underwhelming when compared to what was originally promised.

Via GameDaily Biz

Sad, sad newsToday, we’ll have to be the bearer of bad news for people who own a 1080i HDTV and want to use their PS3 with it. One would remember that when the PS3 launched ever-so-recently, people who plugged it into an HDTV which only has a resolution of 1080i instead of 1080p found themselves severely disappointed as the PS3 practically ignored 1080i, scoffed at 720p, and instead settled for 480p.

There have been reports that this issue will be addressed by the next PS3 firmware update, but apparently (and here comes the bad news), Sony decided to take their word back. According to Sony’s Senior Director of Corporate Communications David Karraker, they may have spoken prematurely, and that their stand on the matter is that they are “looking into the issue and haven’t stated any actions that will be taken regarding it.”

They’re still saying that a simple firmware update should be able to fix the issue, but as to when exactly this fix would come, Sony prefers to remain mum.

Sigh. So, until an announcement is made, 1080i owners will sadly have to make do with graphics that are underwhelming when compared to what was originally promised.

Via GameDaily Biz

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