Learn something new everyday:)

After purchasing a new HDTV lots of people that have watched it always said that it looks really good but it just seems strange.
The notice was not on regular braodcasts at 720p or 1080i it was noticeable when watching Blu-ray movies when running at 1080p.
I use the Playstation3 which plays Blu-rays at 1080p/24.
Always took the stand that it’s the 1080p resolution which is a very small part of it the real thing is the 1080p/24.
Until recently most HDTV sets were 1080i or 720p/60.
After doing a little reading movies are made at 24 fps I always knew this but never took into consideration that TV’s of the past were 60hz.
In order to see the movie as the director intended you would need a monitor that  could do 48Hz, 72Hz, 96Hz,120hz,or 240hz.
 
The numbers 24 and 60 refer to frame rate. Moving video is composed of a certain number of frames transmitted every second that combine in the viewer’s mind to create the illusion of movement.
The standard refresh rate for HDTVs of all varieties is 60Hz, which is not a multiple of 24. There’s no benefit to sending these displays 1080p/24 instead of 1080p/60. 
 
 
  

To Playstation 3 or not to Playstation 3

After purchasing the PS3 as a Blu-Ray player it seemed as though it was a good fit.
Could install media center,Play Divx,DVD’s,Blu-Rays and even play a few PS3 exclusives here and there.
Also has the ablility to connect to my network via the built in wireless or connect via line figured this was nice to have multiple options.
 
But since the release of Heavy Rain Sony ran into some issues requiring a firmware update to stop launch errors weather they were game related or system really wasn’t my concern just wanted it fixed as quick as possible.
So they released the latest update " a month or so ago" which for one pulled the option to install any linux os’s which means no more media center os.
as per the update if you did not choose to use said new firmware then you would loose some functionality which in some..Most cases were needed.
So with  not so happy making my mind up I opted for the update:( losing my media os that was just recently installed."about one month back"
To bad they forgot to mention resolution issues within games! "Just realized this yesterday since I really don’t play many games on the P3"
God Of War 3 is what made me notice this issue and the issue sucks. But God of War3 is an awesome ass game! Anyhow back on track here: 
Those that have older HDTV’s may be wary if your TV only supports 1080i for instance then the games resolution will default to 480p this is because most PS3 games are 720P games.
And if your TV is newer and does 480p,720p,1080i &p  and the game supports 1080i it will select 720p automatically.
You can go ahead and disable 720p option within the PS3 dash but this will only make 720p games play at 480p which means you will have to manually change this in dash before each game if you want best resolution possible what a pain in the ass SONY!
Why is there not a update to fix this yet and mostly why wasn’t this mentioned in the firmware update info?????
Atleast God Of War wasn’t a bust it’s one cool game and again another cool console game
 
This will seem funny since my post before this is questioning why consoles are taking all the thunder when PC’s are plainly the better platform to try new ideas since the hardware is so much more advanced than the aging consoles. 
I still feel this way and although I have enjoyed a few games on the PS3 I still hope PC can pull out of this terrible hole it’s in today 
 
 

I’ve actually enjoyed playing 4 games no less on the Playstation3 console.
Heavy Rain,Uncharted 1 &2 and now God Of War 3 I can not remember when 1 console game was fun enough to play straight through "Shenmue Dreamcast?" but to find 4 is unbeleiveable to me. And still having a hard time accepting I found them on the PS3 this was only meant as a BR-Player/media center.
 
 
P.S
As far as I know the resolution issue only affects the game side of things Blu-ray movies will go to your TV’s maximum resolution it can do.
I’ve personally tested my BR movies I have about 30+ and all go to 1080p my TV’s maximum resolution no issue.