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Wow, I've only sampled a few visuals since FW 1.80 but so far I am VERY impressed! The Pixar movies look fantastic, as does SW Episode III.


As for the older games, Devil May Cry 3 and Soul Calibur 2 are looking great, and I'm about to try God of War I/II and Chrono Cross from the PSOne. Overall rating... big thumbs up!
 

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It does look really good with a couple discs that I tried. I'll do some more A/B tests to compare it to the scaler in my XA2, which is supposed to be one of the best at 1080p. This is one of those times where I wish you had two copies of the same movie, so you can just switch video inputs on the fly. It does look good though.
 

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It does look really good with a couple discs that I tried. I'll do some more A/B tests to compare it to the scaler in my XA2, which is supposed to be one of the best at 1080p. This is one of those times where I wish you had two copies of the same movie, so you can just switch video inputs on the fly. It does look good though.


Off the top of your head, is there any noticable difference from the XA2?


I know a A/B comparison will show you exactly which one is better, but generally are they very similar?
 

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OMG! I just put in Star Wars Episode IV and it looks Fracking incredible!! Only bad thing is you can no longer stretch movies that aren't 16:9. My tv is like that. If it's in HD you can't stretch it. I'm sure if your tv can you'll be ok. Overall very excellent update! Thanks Sony!
 

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Off the top of your head, is there any noticable difference from the XA2?


I know a A/B comparison will show you exactly which one is better, but generally are they very similar?

I'll have more free time tomorrow to do some serious testing. Right now I'm checking out some old school PS2 games that have just gotten new life in them.
 

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westinghouse lcds hdmi issue also seems resolved

I can vouch for that also, haven't seen any blinking yet.
 

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I can't say I see any real difference with the few games I tried. In fact I think PS2 games that support progessive scan look slightly better (sharper) at 480p than upscaled to 1080i. This is a CRT RPTV though, I get the feeling upscaling is more benefical to digital TVs. I never had a problem with how PS2 games looked anyway.
 

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For the love of pete, how does GOWII look!!!!
 

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Kingdom Hearts 2 looks better upscaled I am gonna test some more games, Crash Bandicoot I bought from the PSN store is also better looking upscaled. I will buy more PS1/2 games now, awesome update, upscaling ps1/2 games I thought was BS when the rumors of it first came out.


I also checked and now my Motorola 350 bluetooth headset that didn't work after 1.6 is now working fine. So this update for me is the best one by far.
 

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Socom Combined Assault looks better. I'm more impressed than I thought I would be.

pHaZ
 

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The new PS3 DVD upscaling is nothing special IMO and the Toshiba HD DVD player is superior in this regard , very obvious difference .


PS2 upscaling is decent , PS1 upscaling is also decent but cannot compete with some of the PC emulators out there .


All in all though this feature set is a very nice addition to the PS3
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For PS2 games with Progressive mode as an option, you have to turn it off or it will go to 480P. With PM off you can get 1080P. You can also switch off wides screen in the game to let the PS3 do it from the options in the XMB system menu.


One thing I like about the DVD upscaling options (and there are a few things to play with), is that most of the selections can be toyed with as the movie is playing. Cool stuff so far.
 

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One thing I like about the DVD upscaling options (and there are a few things to play with), is that most of the selections can be toyed with as the movie is playing. Cool stuff so far.

Cool, doing this w/ spiderman 1 right now. Didnt know you could do this, great way to mess w/ the options.
 
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