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So I already own a 360 and love it. I have the output on the system set to 1080p running to my 28" hanspree and it looks fantastic. Now I just bought a ps3 because I want some of the new games coming out. I am really looking forward mgs4 and a few more in the fall.
Now my issue with the ps3 is 1080p upscaling. The menu and everything runs great at 1080p, but when I loaded up resistance, it ran at 720p in the center of my screen, with huge black bars on all sides. So this nice new 28" screen I bought was useless. After looking around a bit, I found that this was a common issue. It seems the 360 has hardware in it that automatically upscales to the desired resolution. The ps3 does not, and its up to the developers to make 1080p upscaling possible. Is this correct? Here is a link to some of the games released now that support upscaling and the ones that do not.
My main concern is in the future, does anyone know is sony is requiring game developers to have a 1080p upscaling feature? I will be really pissed off if I load up mgs4, killzone 2, resistance 2, etc. and see that 1080p is not supported. I might even sell my ps3 if this is the case.
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1080p upscaling is not required I don't think. when the consoles were released, 1080p wasn't that big of a deal so people wrote for 720p. Then some games started getting 1080p ability, but it was only through upscaling (xbox 360 did/still does this). The games that you have listed (mgs4, killzone, resistance) and many of the big name games that will be seeing launches soon will most likely all run in native 1080p, and not need to be upscaled.
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If u want the game to run at 1080p goto the Display options and set them manually and make sure you only have 480 and 1080p selected. The games should now display at 1080p if the game supports it. It worked with GTA IV.
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If u want the game to run at 1080p goto the Display options and set them manually and make sure you only have 480 and 1080p selected. The games should now display at 1080p if the game supports it. It worked with GTA IV.
The only game I have right now is resistance. I tried that and it only ran at 480p. So it was really small in the middle of my screen. I could hardly even see what was going on. I switched it back to 720p and will have to live with it
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Only the original 360s upscale 1080p. The ones that got the new motherboards and/or HDMI can now do true 1080p if the source allows it to do so.

Regarding the PS3, make sure your video settings are correct. Ive never seen that happen before on any of my games unless the settings were incorrect. If that doesn't work, simply hold the power button for a couple of seconds while the console is off - and wait for several rapid beeps. That means the settings will have reset.

If the game on the back specifies it does not supports 1080p, then the console should do a fine job of scaling the 720p to fit the screen.
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Resistance runs full screen on my 1080p screen, I don't remember doing anything special.

You might want to check your TV settings, there should be one to run the 720p in full screen.
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1080p upscaling is not required I don't think. when the consoles were released, 1080p wasn't that big of a deal so people wrote for 720p. Then some games started getting 1080p ability, but it was only through upscaling (xbox 360 did/still does this). The games that you have listed (mgs4, killzone, resistance) and many of the big name games that will be seeing launches soon will most likely all run in native 1080p, and not need to be upscaled.
Believe it or not, many if not all games of this current gen do not even run at 720p. The GPUs just aren't strong enough to make games run smooth at this resolution, let alone 1080p. For a game to run at TRUE 1080p, it must be REALLY well coded and harness the machine to its fullest.

For exemple, Halo3 runs at 640p or something and is upscaled to 720p, so is Haze...
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Believe it or not, many if not all games of this current gen do not even run at 720p. The GPUs just aren't strong enough to make games run smooth at this resolution, let alone 1080p. For a game to run at TRUE 1080p, it must be REALLY well coded and harness the machine to its fullest.

For exemple, Halo3 runs at 640p or something and is upscaled to 720p, so is Haze...
Halo 3 is 640p - at high resolutions it like doubles the layers or some ****. It was a really cheap and sneaky way (but smart) to fake somewhat "OK" graphics.
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