1080p Games only play in 720p, whats wrong?

  1. A lot of the games claim to play in 1080p (GTA 4, Call of Duty - Modern Warfare), but as soon as I leave the PS3 screen, it switches over to 720p. Keeping in mind that the PS3 menu screen has no problems running in 1080p

    Is there a way I can force the output into 1080p?

    User Info: dima253

    dima253 - 8 years ago

Top Voted Answer

  1. If you happen to own either an SD (Standard Definition) TV or ED (Enhanced Definition) TV, then you might as well wind up playing your PS3 games in 480p. And what frustrates me is that it makes certain games(i.e., Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3, The Simpsons Game, etc.) that require "supported" HD-like content for HDTVs (720p, 1080i, or 1080p) even for those who has yet to own an HDTV or already have one, but set up onto an SD/EDTV instead.

    In short, if you have an HDTV and a PS3, then GO FOR IT!

    User Info: SailorCallie

    SailorCallie - 8 years ago 2 0


  1. For games like this, you can turn off 720p and 1080i in your display settings. If the game supports 1080p, this will force it to display at that resolution.

    However: if a game supports both 720p and 1080p, and defaults to 720p even when 1080p is selected, there is usually a reason for that. It happens because the developer of the game has specifically made it happen that way - and it means that they think that the game runs and/or looks better in 720p. You may be better off just leaving them running in 720p.

    User Info: Eoin

    Eoin (Expert) - 8 years ago 2 0
  2. However if you would like to play the game in 1080p, go to your display settings and disable 720p. This will force it to run at 1080p resolution.

    User Info: GenkaiSIX

    GenkaiSIX (Expert) - 8 years ago 1 0
  3. You might have a 720p or 1080i tv

    User Info: In-Flamez

    In-Flamez - 8 years ago 1 0
  4. You have to have two of two things :P
    a 1080p HDMI cable and a 1080p TV
    and after you out it in go to display settings and put automatic
    if that doesn't work then the game supports only 720p

    User Info: PSgeek

    PSgeek - 8 years ago 1 0
  5. If im right there should be a Scan only feature in ur ps3 display/screen settings/options..
    if u trigger this it will automaticly change ur resolution to 720p or 1080p depending on the max. resolution that ur game runs on..

    i had the same problem when i just bought a ps3..
    did some searching about it on google and this is probably the answer u were looking for..
    a gold plated HDMI cable makes a huge difference to..


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    ZzxvVvxzZ - 8 years ago 1 0

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