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Ok so I got a PS3 Slim 160 GB Slim today & I bought a new Monitor. LG IPS 1920x1080. I am hooked up HDMI - DVI. Now when I am running the PS3 dashboard it will run in 1920x1080 just fine but when I go into any game it converts down to 1280x720.

Is this normal? Obviously it doesnt look as good as running native 1920x1080 since it dumbs it down to 1280x720 res.

I am almost temped to take the monitor back and just grab a TV. I cant live with with it at non native Res it doesnt look good
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 7/19/11 at 6:24pm
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post #2 of 35
I believe it depends on the game, some are 480, 720, or 1080. Look at the back of the case, for the game in question.
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post #3 of 35
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no matter what game I put in my monitor says 1280x720.
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I thought the PS3 did upconversion of such content so it would "match" the current resolution of the monitor?
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post #5 of 35
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was thinking maybe trying an HDMI cable but I dont think that will matter at all since it runs 1920x1080 on the dashboard
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post #6 of 35
From what I've seen, most PS3 games are actually done in 720p. The dashboard itself supports 1080p so it makes sense the dashboard is matching your native res.

You should be using an HDMI-HDMI cable though, unless that IPS doesn't look that great via HDMI, I've heard of that.
 
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is their a difference in video quality from hdmi - dvi to hdmi - hdmi? I thought they are all the same video source. The reason I am using HDMI to DVI is cause I didnt have a HDMI - HDMI cable handy.

I dont mind going & buying an HDMI cable.
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 7/19/11 at 7:34pm
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Originally Posted by 4LC4PON3;14276119 
is their a difference in video quality from hdmi - dvi to hdmi - hdmi? I thought they are all the same video source. The reason I am using HDMI to DVI is cause I didnt have a HDMI - HDMI cable handy.

I dont mind going & buying an HDMI cable.

It actually shouldn't matter, I was just curious. There's no need for HDMI-HDMI if you're not trying to transfer sound. DVI will be sufficient. Some IPS panels have terrible video quality via HDMI.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 7/19/11 at 7:39pm
 
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post #9 of 35
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i actually dont know. I have not tried HDMI/HDMI yet. My biggest concern at this point is I may just return the monitor and just grab a 1080p TV. My brothers plasma looks way better then my LG IPS.

my ips is 1920x1080 and when it scales down to 1280x720 the difference is easily noticed between his TV and my monitor.
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post #10 of 35
Mine does the same thing. Look at the box of the game most PS3 games say 720p. only a few games are actually 1080P. Just find a game that supports 1080p or try playing a blue ray. When i watch bluerays its in 1080p
    
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