The PS3™ system can output two types of resolution: HD and SD. Below table describes the type of output resolution. The number indicates the number of scan lines. Note that "i" stands for "interlace" and "p" stands for "progressive". Using progressive results in high-quality video with minimal flickering.
HD (High Definition) Output:
SD (Standard Definition) Output:
|Aspect ratio||16:9 or 4:3||16:9 or 4:3|
The resolution displayed on the TV varies depending on the input connectors on the TV and the type of cable in use. Select a cable to match the TV in use.
|Cable Type||Input connector on the TV||Supported video modes *|
|HDMI Cable **||HDMI IN connector||1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p|
|Component AV Cable||Component VIDEO IN
|1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p / 576i ***|
|S VIDEO Cable||S VIDEO IN connector||576i ***|
|AV Cable||VIDEO IN connector
|Euro-AV Connector Plug||Euro-AV connector
|*||Depending on the type of TV or content to be played, some video modes may not be supported.|
|**||Connect the system to the TV using an HDMI cable (sold separately). An HDMI cable can output both video and audio and enables you to enjoy digital-quality
video and audio.
|***||The video output setting on the system will display as [Standard (PAL)].|
Below schematic illustrates the Sony PlayStation 3 to TV Cable Connection Diagram. You can use any of the following methods to connect your system to a TV:
1. Video output in SD (Standard Definition) resolution
2. Video output in HD (High Definition) resolution – component video
3. Video output in HD (High Definition) resolution – HDMI™