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Why does not my PS3 display at 120Hz?

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I just bought a new Full Hd 120Hz TV at Best Buy this Black Friday. It’s a Samsung Ln46b640. I bought a HDMI cable. Then I connected it to my PS3, and also to the TV. After that, the PS3 displays only 60Hz at the corner, instead of the 120Hz the TV says. I  was wondering if I did wrong in buying the TV or the HDMI cable because it was $30 dollars and it was the cheaper one. I would like it to play at 120Hz, is there something I could do? Thank you guys!=)

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    Why does not my PS3 display at 120Hz?

    I just bought a new Full Hd 120Hz TV at Best Buy this Black Friday. It’s a Samsung Ln46b640. I bought a HDMI cable. Then I connected it to my PS3, and also to the TV. After that, the PS3 displays only 60Hz at the corner, instead of the 120Hz the TV says. I  was wondering if I did wrong in.

  2. Your HDMI cable is fine, don’t change it.

    The PS3 will tailer it’s display settings to the best output of the game that you are playing, so it will be showing them at their best, if it is showing in 60Hz that’s because that will work best with the game you are playing, so it’s more to do with the game than with the PS3 or your TV. At the moment, most games do not run at full 1080p either, they run at 720p, but game developers will be making more and more games at full HD and at 60fps, your PS3 will be able to play them at their best:)

  3. It depends on the game you are buying. No game till date on any console is above 60FPS, hence 60Hz is more than sufficient. However don’t be disappointed as next year Sony will come out with 3D gaming and the PS3 will get an update for the same (will be available for download round about next year). 3D gaming requires 120Hz as it has to display 2 images side by side which give it a 3D look. So if a game is 60FPS, then multiply that by 2 and so the game requires a 120Hz to show 2 images side by side.

    As I mentioned, no console supports 120Hz as to achieve that you have to decrease the resolution from HD to Sub-HD which hurts the graphics. Hence most devs use 60FPS for games and for ones looking to create the best looking game, aim for locking the games at 30FPS (Eg: MGS4, Uncharted 2, Killzone 2 all are at 30FPS). The reason is cause it’s taxing on the GPU of consoles. At the max, the 360 can push 60FPS at 720P whereas at max, PS3 can push 60FPS at 1080P (GT5 and God Of War 3 best example).

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