Semi-fix for making PS2 games less jaggy on PS3

PS2/PS3 comparisonEverybody knows about the jaggies that appear when playing PS2 games on the PS3. We’re still waiting for the firmware update that’ll hopefully fix it, but apparently someone over at PS3fanboy decided that he just couldn’t stand it anymore. Hence, this semi-fix.

What Nick Doerr did to minimize the jagginess was to simply change his Display Settings, swapping the PS3 back to the 480i channel instead of HDMI. Doerr says that the 480i channel is the one “most PS2 games were probably meant to be seen in.”

Of course, this workaround would just make the display a bit easier on the eyes (“They don’t look perfect, but it’s a lot better than the HDMI shows”), so if your discerning eyes are looking for pixel-perfect PS2 games on the PS3, this probably won’t be enough for you.

Doerr does note however that 2d-centric titles (he gives Atelier Iris 2 as an example) actually look better with HDMI. According to him, “The backgrounds have a few splotchy points, but the sprites are much, much sharper.” Try it out for yourselves and let us know if you get the same results.

Via PS3fanboy

PS2/PS3 comparisonEverybody knows about the jaggies that appear when playing PS2 games on the PS3. We’re still waiting for the firmware update that’ll hopefully fix it, but apparently someone over at PS3fanboy decided that he just couldn’t stand it anymore. Hence, this semi-fix.

What Nick Doerr did to minimize the jagginess was to simply change his Display Settings, swapping the PS3 back to the 480i channel instead of HDMI. Doerr says that the 480i channel is the one “most PS2 games were probably meant to be seen in.”

Of course, this workaround would just make the display a bit easier on the eyes (“They don’t look perfect, but it’s a lot better than the HDMI shows”), so if your discerning eyes are looking for pixel-perfect PS2 games on the PS3, this probably won’t be enough for you.

Doerr does note however that 2d-centric titles (he gives Atelier Iris 2 as an example) actually look better with HDMI. According to him, “The backgrounds have a few splotchy points, but the sprites are much, much sharper.” Try it out for yourselves and let us know if you get the same results.

Via PS3fanboy

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