PS3 Call of Duty 'Only' 720p For Older TV's?

PlayStation 3 owners are taking issue with the packaging for Activision's Call of Duty 4, which states that the game supports 1080i and 1080p displays. In actual fact, the game code is hard-set to run only at the 720p high-definition resolution, meaning that Infinity Ward's hugely anticipated modern day shooter has issues running on some older 1080i-ONLY HDTV sets, defaulting to the lower 480p setting. In contrast, the Xbox 360 rendition of the game has support for all HDTV resolutions via its built-in hardware scaler, and can even run on a multitude of computer monitors via the VGA connection.



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Meus Renaissance3999d ago (Edited 3999d ago )

I haven't come across anyone having issues running their game at 1080p so I question the logic and validity of this. But for those that are, what does this article actually mean? Can anyone explain it to me please.

Is it saying, because the PS3 doesn't have a hardware scaler, that on old 1080i ONLY TV sets the game wont even display at 720p, but it will on the 360?

Evil0Angel3999d ago (Edited 3999d ago )

they cannot hear anything bad about their GOD-made console.
(i am taking bubble from each one of them..EDIT:done)

anyway:i am woundering what to get COD4(in PS3) or WarHawk?
i want good multi-player experince in PS3..Please advice.

original seed3999d ago (Edited 3999d ago )

Actually its not a problem with the game or any game for that matter. Its a problem with the PS3 and Some older models HDTVs that run Native at 1080i. If a game is set to run at 1080p or 720p and your TV only supports 1080i then the PS3 plays the games on 480p. The Xbox is able to scale it DOWN to 720p. Its been a known fact since PS3 launch. Its something that Sony tried to fix through software but couldn't or hasn't i belive.

This being said, It shouldn't be a big problem because all newer HDTVs have 720p, 1080i and p. So if anything it will be down scaled to 720p.

sovietsoldier3999d ago

how can people diagree with a question? this feedback system is all f*cked up just like the xbox one. its full of azzholes running around miss useing it.

Ju3999d ago

Meus, that article is total bullcrap. It was proven before, that it runs fine in 1080p. While I haven't seen prove for a 1080i (and I haven't got my copy yet), I made some test with games which do actually scale (these being R&C and Warhawk, the third one was RB6V, which I don't have any more. To my surprise, most of my other 720p only games don't scale).

The result is, if you have a 1080 resolution set (and it doesn't matter if p or i), and 720p is not activated (but 480p is), it will choose one of the 1080 resolutions (yes, it would scale to p as well). So, long story short, if there is any credibility in the video see before, it should scale.

I also have not a single game, which would do 1080p but not 1080i (about 10 1080 games, or so).

Dick_Mitchell3998d ago (Edited 3998d ago )

Now that the Call of Duty 4 game has been released, we can forget about all of the rumors and deal only with FACTS.


Gamespot has CONFIRMED that the Playstation 3 version of Call of Duty 4 NEVER outputs resolution higher than 720p.

You can read about this here:


The Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty 4 outputs resoluton as high as 1080p, which is over twice as many pixels on the screen simultaneously.

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Salvadore3999d ago

Both versions supports 1080p for both consoles?

renegade3999d ago

ok i running this 1080... there is no issue

Meus Renaissance3999d ago

I didn't say it didn't. I'm not saying anything but what the article is saying; that for older TV's it does not. I don't understand so I thought we could discuss this.

Plasmana3999d ago

How does that fact that the PS3 will run the game at 1080p help someone with a 1080i television?

Meus Renaissance3999d ago

People, can you read the actual article before failing it?

It does not dispute that for the majority it runs at 720/1080p, but in regards to older 1080i ONLY tv sets, the output is very much in question. I'll edit the title to suit that.