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post #1 of 534
Thread Starter 
I've closed all of the other 1.8 firmware threads. Let's keep it all in one place so members don't have to fish all over the board for information on this update.

Doc
post #2 of 534
ok sounds good.

anyhow, this is what i wanted to know

under the documentation for Super White over HDMI it states the following
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[Automatic]* or [Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr] must be selected in [BD/DVD Video Output Format (HDMI)] under (Settings) > (BD/DVD Settings).


So if we want to use the RGB Full as well, we should leave the display settings to automatic ?
post #3 of 534
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Originally Posted by donricouga View Post

ok sounds good.

anyhow, this is what i wanted to know

under the documentation for Super White over HDMI it states the following
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[Automatic]* or [Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr] must be selected in [BD/DVD Video Output Format (HDMI)] under (Settings) > (BD/DVD Settings).


So if we want to use the RGB Full as well, we should leave the display settings to automatic ?

YES. That's what I will change once I get home, as I was browsing this morning when downloaded the Update and changed a couple of things.
post #4 of 534
certainly a big improvement in upconversion but still needs a little adjustment

oh yah my bd playback even when set to full looks the same

and whats up with people saying the fans are louder now? is that true? i havent watched a whole movie on it yet since the update but last night it was the same as loud while i tested back to the future and gone in 60 seconds and pirates for a little while
post #5 of 534
There seems to be some bugs. Sometimes I get a black border on my Samsung HLS around the picture if I change some settings, especially to Double upscale.

Y Pc/Bp looks a lot better with superwhite on, than RGB does at all. RGB looks quite washed out, but I suppose that's how it is.

Overall though the picture looks great with upscaler set to Normal, format to Y Pb/Cb and superwhite and RGB full both on.
post #6 of 534
can anybody recommend the best settings for a ps3 connected to a panny 42px60u plasma via hdmi?
post #7 of 534
Some people complained about excessive fan noise after their upgrade to 1.8.

Does the new 1080p24 compatibility mode already cause more fan noise, or is it caused by upscaling?
post #8 of 534
here...I have my PS3 hooked up to a 2005 JVC 70" 1080p with HDMI my set does not except a 1080p input it upscales to 1080p...so do I leave it on Auto or should I put it on RGB?
post #9 of 534
I guess nine stickies wasn't enough.
post #10 of 534
For all those with component setup's.

1. Does the PS3 up-convert DVD's to 720p or 1080i (For non-copy protected DVD's)?

2. Does the PS3 up-convert PS/PS2 games to 720p or 1080i via component?

3. Does RGB or Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr relate to component at all? (The Playstation FAQ states these options are just for HDMI)

4. Which is better (by opinion) 720p or 1080i for Blu-ray?
post #11 of 534
i just started this tread about the 1.80 update and streaming media...

MY TVERCITY THREAD
post #12 of 534
Too bad the update doesn't allow the PS3 to pass DSD to the receiver. I was hoping to circumvent the LFE bug on my receiver.

If my understanding is correct, this new "bitmapping" feature is some sort of noise reduction for SACD's? Did we really need it?
post #13 of 534
We should have started a thread based on the important 1.8 upgrades. As this thread is going to get messy real quick

-One for 1080p@24Hz
-One for DVD upscaling
-One for RGB Full and Super White over HDMI
-One for that networking thing
-One for everything else.

Anyhow, i suggest for people who have a TV that only supports 60Hz, like my hl-s5087w, turn off 1080p24 support. You don't need it because its useless for us.
post #14 of 534
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Originally Posted by roaringLION View Post

For all those with component setup's.

1. Does the PS3 up-convert DVD's to 720p or 1080i (For non-copy protected DVD's)?

2. Does the PS3 up-convert PS/PS2 games to 720p or 1080i via component?

3. Does RGB or Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr relate to component at all? (The Playstation FAQ states these options are just for HDMI)

4. Which is better (by opinion) 720p or 1080i for Blu-ray?

I believe you have to use hdmi to your display to get upscaling to work. If your using component it will not work.
post #15 of 534
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Originally Posted by EWL5 View Post

Too bad the update doesn't allow the PS3 to pass DSD to the receiver. I was hoping to circumvent the LFE bug on my receiver.

If my understanding is correct, this new "bitmapping" feature is some sort of noise reduction for SACD's? Did we really need it?

Correct, all it does is use dithering to reduce noise or distortion
post #16 of 534
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Originally Posted by Tom Bley View Post

I believe you have to use hdmi to your display to get upscaling to work. If your using component it will not work.

According to the Sony page, discs which are not copy protected will upscale.
post #17 of 534
I preffer the picture of my Pioneer DV-59AVi (1080i upscale over HDMI) to PS3 with upscaling. It looks sharper. I calibrated PS3 using Sony Blu-Ray disc but watching my test DVDs colors looked somewhat shifted. I will check tonight to see if calibration with AVIA/DV Essentials will make a difference.
1080/24p is awesome as well for those with compatible sets. Picture viewer update is pretty nice one too. I haven't tried using networking features yet, but it looks promising (though I doubt I will be able to watch MPEG2 .ts captures).

couple of things I wish they had fixed:
1) DTS HD-MA support
2) full HDMI 1.3 support for DTS HD-MA and Dolby TrueHD bitstream
3)MPEG2 .ts support (was working prior to 1.6 fw upgrade)
4)DIVX, XVID... support

Great job Sony. Keep up with the excellent upgrades.
post #18 of 534
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Originally Posted by DrDon View Post

I've closed all of the other 1.8 firmware threads. Let's keep it all in one place so members don't have to fish all over the board for information on this update.

Doc

I agree with donricouga, since the update affects a number of different functions, it would be better to keep separate threads. Anyway, do you remember what happened to the One and only PS3 thread? Same will happen here.
post #19 of 534
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Originally Posted by Tom Bley View Post

I believe you have to use hdmi to your display to get upscaling to work. If your using component it will not work.

I had no problem with upconversion to 1080i using component video.
post #20 of 534
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Originally Posted by tpaxadpom View Post

3)MPEG2 .ts support (was working prior to 1.6 fw upgrade)

Is this actually officially broken as of 1.7?
I did try to play some .ts files from my PC and the PS3 couldn't find them, I assumed it simply wouldn't play them over network stream.
post #21 of 534
I've got a quick one:

I have my PS3 hooked up to my TV via HDMI to DVI adapter (my set does not support HDMI). Am I out of luck for the new 1.8 update? I know the HDMI connection somehow relates to content protection on movies, and I'm worried I won't be able to enjoy the boost in resolution for my flicks.

Thanks in advance.
post #22 of 534
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Originally Posted by everaert View Post

I've got a quick one:

I have my PS3 hooked up to my TV via HDMI to DVI adapter (my set does not support HDMI). Am I out of luck for the new 1.8 update? I know the HDMI connection somehow relates to content protection on movies, and I'm worried I won't be able to enjoy the boost in resolution for my flicks.

Thanks in advance.

As long as your DVI display is DVI-HDCP compliant, you should be good to go.
post #23 of 534
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Originally Posted by everaert View Post

I've got a quick one:

I have my PS3 hooked up to my TV via HDMI to DVI adapter (my set does not support HDMI). Am I out of luck for the new 1.8 update? I know the HDMI connection somehow relates to content protection on movies, and I'm worried I won't be able to enjoy the boost in resolution for my flicks.

Thanks in advance.

It's more about whether or not your DVI port supports HDCP.

Even if it doesn't, you'll at the very least have the same level of functionality as people using Component, and we know everything works over Component (maybe not the DVD upscaling).

DVI also doesn't support YCpCr, but that should be no problem as it will simply display as RGB.
post #24 of 534
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Originally Posted by Shakey_Jake33 View Post

Is this actually officially broken as of 1.7?
I did try to play some .ts files from my PC and the PS3 couldn't find them, I assumed it simply wouldn't play them over network stream.

The switch to 1.80 created problems for about 5-8% of my Mpeg-2 PS files that played great with 1.7. Suddenly all I get is a black screen with some of the files.
post #25 of 534
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Originally Posted by roaringLION View Post

For all those with component setup's.

1. Does the PS3 up-convert DVD's to 720p or 1080i (For non-copy protected DVD's)?

2. Does the PS3 up-convert PS/PS2 games to 720p or 1080i via component?

3. Does RGB or Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr relate to component at all? (The Playstation FAQ states these options are just for HDMI)

4. Which is better (by opinion) 720p or 1080i for Blu-ray?

1. up to 1080p through HDMI, no upscaling over analog inputs.

2. PSX/PS2 games will scale up to 1080p through ANY HD input.

3. I have no idea sorry

4. I think it would depend on the film, heavy action/fast moving flicks like Crank would benefit from being progressive, but slower films like The Queen the higher resolution would probably look better.

BTW, when I state "up to" that means 720p/1080i/1080p, hope this helps
post #26 of 534
HELP! I installled the update and dvd and BD playback looks even better now with my Panasonic AE500 projector (using HDMI/DVI converter), but I'm now having problems playing any ps2 games at all!

Basically, when I pop in a ps2 game, my projector (or maybe the ps3?) seems to flicker and try to resolve something as the DVI words keep flashing up and I get a blue screen for a sec and then black and it recycles doing this. Is there a setting I need to turn off or on? I've tried every setting I can think of but nothing works. I presently have max resolution in display settings at 480 and 720p checked.
post #27 of 534
Correct 4:3 upscalling is terrific. My recorded DVD-R SD material looks great using this feature.
post #28 of 534
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Originally Posted by EWL5 View Post

As long as your DVI display is DVI-HDCP compliant, you should be good to go.

It is -- otherwise he wouldn't even get a picture.
post #29 of 534
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Originally Posted by Shakey_Jake33 View Post

Is this actually officially broken as of 1.7?
I did try to play some .ts files from my PC and the PS3 couldn't find them, I assumed it simply wouldn't play them over network stream.

It was broken with 1.6 fw update.
post #30 of 534
Can someone compare this to the Toshiba HD-XA2 upscaling?
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