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I was just wondering why madden 12 down converts to 720p instead of playing in 1080p on my TV? My TV is a Vizio sv421xvt full 1080p HD and it also says it accepts HDCP. I have an HDMI cable running to my receiver (str-dg1000) from my ps3 and from the receiver to the TV. Any idea why Madden 12 wont play in 1080p? Thanks
 

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I don't have any of the Madden games, but it's most likely due to the fact that the PS3 doesn't have a dedicated hardware scaler. So scaling has to be done in software. If you have 720p and 1080p checked and Madden is displaying at 720p, then that's most likely the optimum resolution. You can most likely force 1080p by disabling 720p, but the picture most likely wouldn't look and better and you'll introduce problems in other games that will not output 1080p.
 

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What does it say on the back cover of the game? Is 1080P even supported for video output for that game?


EA is pretty notorious for setting their games at 720P. I have Tiger Woods 12 The Masters and that game only supports up to 720P.
 

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Originally Posted by Deechss /forum/post/20891625


I was just wondering why madden 12 down converts to 720p instead of playing in 1080p on my TV? My TV is a Vizio sv421xvt full 1080p HD and it also says it accepts HDCP. I have an HDMI cable running to my receiver (str-dg1000) from my ps3 and from the receiver to the TV. Any idea why Madden 12 wont play in 1080p? Thanks

Unless the game is native in 1080p or has built-in software upscaler, let the TV does the upscaling to 1080p.
 

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The supported video output resolution at the back of game box does not indicate native game resolution. If you look at X360 game box, every day is listed as 1080p as the output resolution but that is technically a lie. Just because X360 has built-in hardware upscaler to output every game at 1080p doesn't mean the game is native 1080p.


That's how marketing works, being honest doesn't pay. Whatever advertised number that looks larger is perceived "to be better".


In reality, many graphically complex games are rendered lower than 720p and then upscaled to 720p (sometimes 1080i/p) on PS3 and 1080p on X360.
 
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