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Hey I was just in the sony store and got a cable from them that lets your ps3 run in 1080i. It plugs into your standard AV port (i think thats the name) and then it gives you component cables (Red green and blue) and lets you run in 1080i. To be honest I don't see really any difference in quality of image. I even see what seems to look worse at some points.

Does this AV port even support 1080i HD? or do I need a cable that runs from the HDMI port?
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If the AV ports you're talking about are standard composite video, then no, they will not output 1080i. I believe the best you can get through those cables is 480i...maybe 480p, but I'm thinking 480i is it.

The component video cables will carry a 1080i image, so you don't have to use HDMI. Of course, your TV has to be an HDTV to be able to display the 1080i image (I assume you already knew this, but you didn't mention it...people generally don't hook up composite video cables to HDTVs because it definitely will look less than spectacular, so I thought I would bring it up just in case.)
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Yah I was very disappointed in my 91$ spending and i actually felt it looked worse! I'm taking them back. After lots of research I've discovered that you can use the HDMI to DVI-D cable (which strips audio from the signal) and then your standard AV cable that comes with PS3 for audio.

You just set your video to the HDMI port, and set your audio to the AV port still.
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