Originally Posted by briankmonkey
"51 inch Sony widescreen "
Just curious when you bought your set. I had a 53" 4:3 Sony HDTV (I think technically it said 960 lines) that accepted everything but 1080p. I bought it at least 8 years ago.
My friend received as a gift from his roomates dad a 65" HDTV Mitsubishi that doesn't even have component inputs so he can't even play his 360 in HD unless he bought some ridiculously expensive adapter.
I bought mine in 2003. It's KP51HW40 or something like that. That's off the top of my head, so I'm not sure if that model # is right or not. It takes a 720p source, and then scales it to 540p or something like that, but believe me, you'd never want to play Motorstorm or Resistance or any of the other 720p only games on that TV. It's just a damn shame, cause 360 games look outstanding on it.
I honestly wouldn't be bitching about this issue anymore if all the current and future games did the 1080i support like Uncharted and Ratchet and Clank did. But apparently, those games are more of the exception, than the rule. There are still alot of 720p only games that are being released, and lots more on the way. The biggest downer in Killzone 2. Killzone 2 is a huge, huge release, and it's 720p only. I just think Sony could throw all of us a bone by have a new revision that has a legitimate scaler chip in it, and then at least we have the option of selling our current PS3 (at a loss), and buying the new revision.
It would still be much cheaper than buying an external scaler, or a new TV.
Originally Posted by Richard Paul
Just curious but how many HD scaler chips of decent quality cost under 50 cents? After all in practice there is a limit to how cheaply a product can be made even when made in bulk quantity.
They don't cost under 50 cents to you and me, but they do to corporations that order them in the hundreds of thousands, or even millions. Considering all HDTV tuners have them, and there are HDTV tuners now for like $89.99 and even less....
Originally Posted by IeraseU
I am confident that the answer is no.
Why? New games have eliminated this flaw via software
If only that was true. Tell all the EA games and Killzone 2 and countless other 720p only games that continue to be released and are scheduled for release. Again, if what you said was actually true, I wouldn't even really care about this. I could live with the fact that there are old PS3 games that I can't play on that TV, as long as I knew that all future games would be fine, but this isn't the case.