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PS3 component cable question?



So I recently bought a component cable for my PS3, and I am really loving it. However, there is a slight issue; some of the games I have only supports a lower resolution than the one I have currently have. Say like this game I have it says supported resolution is 720p, while my component cable only gives me 1080i. So, the graphics of the game appears a bit glitchy. Why exactly am I not able to get 720p with a component cable? Whenever I go into the display setting I can only select 1080i to keep the display, otherwise selecting anything else gives me a 30 sec blank screen. Please help me!!

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  1. RGB Component cables are capable of carrying up to 1080i resolution (not 1080p), so it isn’t the cables.

    There are two different possible problems.

    1: The console is not set up to deliver 720p and instead is forcing 1080i. Check the settings in the XMB as follows

    1. Go to Settings icon(Settings) in the XMB™ home menu.

    2. Go to the [Display Settings] icon, then press the X button

    3. Highlight [Video Output Settings], then press the X button

    4. Select [Component / D-Terminal] as the connector type on your display, then press the X button

    5. You will be informed that the console will test the settings for 30 seconds. Press the X button to “Change” the display of the system.

    Note: If your TV has multiple “Input” or “Video” channels, (i.e., “Input 1”, “Input 2”, “Input 3”, etc.), you may need to toggle through each “Input” channel on your TV to find the correct one that will display the component cable picture during the 30 seconds, especially if you do not see a picture.

    The system will remain in the selected connector type for 30 seconds.

    6. If your display supports the Component AV Cables, you will see a screen that asks to accept the setting. Highlight YES and press the X button.

    7. You will be asked to select all resolutions that are supported by your TV (480p/720p/1080i/1080p). Choose all that apply (press the X button next to each selection), and when you are done, press the [Right Arrow] on your controller.

    8. Select the aspect ratio of your TV (between 16:9 and 4:3) on the next step, then press the X button to continue.

    9. The PLAYSTATION 3 will list the settings you have selected. Press the X button to confirm and save these settings.

    10. At this point the PLAYSTATION 3 will prompt whether you wish to “Set Audio Output Settings”.

    If while manually changing the Video Output Settings, the screen remains blank for more than 30 seconds, you may need to perform the following steps to reset the Video Output Settings.

    1. Make sure the Component AV Cable is connected to the [AV MULTI-OUT] port on the back of the PLAYSTATION 3 system.

    2. Connect the other end of the Component AV Cable into the video and audio RCA jacks of the TV or display monitor.

    3. While the PLAYSTATION 3 system is in standby mode (red light on the front of the system), hold down the touch-sensitive On/Off button on the front of the system until the system goes into standby mode again. (So the light cycle would go from: red light to –> green light –> then back to red light) This will ensure that you have held down the On/Off button long enough to reset the Video Output Settings.

    4. Turn ON the PLAYSTATION 3 and once the system finishes powering up, the Video Output Settings will automatically be reset to the standard resolution (or detect the current display output settings of your TV/monitor).


    2: The TV is only capable of delivering interlaced video (the “i” in 1080i) and not progressive scan (the “p” in 720p)


    480 is also available in interlaced through component cables, so it’s possible it is only sending interlaced signals to the set.

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