hi all, i've looked and had no luck with this so i was hoping you could help... i use component out on my ps3 to a couple of years old samsung tv that does 1280, now the ps3 does 720p output just fine but when i try 1080i it displays it but it has lots of wierd wave type patterns over the image making it not worth watching (1080p doesn't even give a signal) so anyway i thought that my tv can't handle 1080 anything...
however my friend brought down his 360 and we tried it and it CAN do 1080i clear as day, so now i am confused, could it be the cables? or is it more to do with the systems? i mean the cables weren't cheap - any thoughts would be great
ps - if the ps3 is set to 720p (through component) and you take it to a friends who only has a regular tv and composite - how can you make ps3 show up on screen at all? without reattacting it to a HD tv to turn the settings down?
your problem must be in your TV, because i also use Monster component cables and on my projector 1080i shows up fairly well (except every once in a while you will see a small streak of color on the screen, usually during gameplay with heavy movement) I couldn't be sure of your second question, but i think the PS3 will autoconfigure if no video output is detected.