So my dad has given me his old HDTV after upgrading to a newer one. It’s an old dinosaur of an HDTV, a full-size (non-flatscreen) monster that weighs about 200 pounds. Now I’m contemplating getting a PS3, since I can now enjoy the graphics on a better TV than what I had before. The only problem is, it appears from what I’ve now read that the PS3 does not support 1080i resolution. This particular TV that I have only does 1080i and 480p. And apparently the PS3, from what I have been reading online, does not work with 1080i. Users have reported the PS3 scaling down to the lowest graphics setting (which they described as "Wii-like) on such TVs.
If this is true, it’s bad news for me. I never watch cable TV; the entire purpose of having this giant TV brought in was to play PS3 on it. (I don’t have the PS3 yet.) If what I’ve been reading is, in fact, true, then I’m going to have to get a whole new TV.
Does anyone know? The discussions about this problem that I’ve been reading seem to be from back in 2006. Are the newest PS3s compatible with 1080i?