Can anybody tell me if the 20GB version comes with composite cables. If not, I heard I can use the PS2 compisite cables. Is this true? The 20GB doesn't have an HDMI out put on it does it? Finally if it does have an HDMI output can I use an HDMI to DVI converter and get better quality video output than the compisite cables. My TV supports up to 1080i.
I can verify the DVI supports 1080p...at least on my TV it does. I am using the DVI because I have an older HDTV. It doesn't have HDMI. When I set up my PS3, I was prompted as to what resolution I wanted my viewing experience to be set at and it showed what the PS3 supported with my HDTV (Panasonic). I will tell you that I hooked up my old PS2 component cables (Monster brand) and it looked a lot different than the DVI connection. All of the colors were darker and the edges were not as crisp. It worked better with my PS2. As stated earlier, the only downside to the DVI is you have to run sound cables, which I am just using the stock connector.
The PS3 has a menu select so that the video is turned off through the standard RCA cable and run through the DVI while running sound through the RCA cables still.
I've heard many naysayers telling me I waisted my money. The graphics aren't that good. It doesn't look that great. All of those people that have told me that don't have HDTV's either. I tell all of them of course it would be a waist for them because they could only see it in SDTV. Who wants that? Once you go high-def...there's nothing else you want to see.
I was at my friend's house last night and he has a new HP Plasma HDTV (52" model). I don't know what his specs are, but he was using a standard cable box and composite cables. It looked horrible. What a waist of $4800 (that's what he paid for the TV). Even the XBOX looked like crap. But he didn't know because he's not into all that. He just knows he has a flat screen hanging on his wall. I felt sorry for him, so we're going shopping after X-mas to get the rest of the stuff he needs to get his true Hi-Def. We are then going to hook up my PS3 and see what it does...