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Topic # 29688 15-Jan-2009 10:04
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I finally got around to watching a Blu-ray on my PS3 yesterday.  It seems that the PS3 doesn't upscale SD extras on BD.  Is that right?  My receiver was reporting 480i for the extras.  I have the "BD/DVD Upscaler" setting on Normal and that works flawlessly for DVD and other media (not sure that setting affects .avi/.m2t etc actually, they might always be scaled) but just not the SD extras.

The problem with this is that my TV won't let me adjust the aspect ratio via HDMI so the 4:3 extras are stretched horizontally.  I think I can go into my receiver settings and enable it to shrink it down to 4:3 but it's a hassle because it's buried in the menus somewhere.  In any case, the PS3 has no problems upscaling any other SD content so why doesn't it scale the extras on BD?  What is the "BD/DVD Upscaler" setting for as it applies to BD?

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  Reply # 191330 22-Jan-2009 16:09
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  Reply # 191412 22-Jan-2009 23:38
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Your initial assumption is correct. The PS3 does not upscale SD extras on a BD disc. That's the way it is. I think with the latest firmware it can apply some noise reduction filters to SD content (like avi files etc.) but not even sure that applies to BD content since the noise reduction is in the XMB




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  Reply # 191413 22-Jan-2009 23:50
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unfortunately we have no control over ps3 firmware. no hacks. no cool options like vlc. just what's in the box. try suggesting to sony. i tried to email them about something else (power management to be specific) but obviously no reply.

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  Reply # 191415 22-Jan-2009 23:54
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In any case, the PS3 has no problems upscaling any other SD content so why doesn't it scale the extras on BD?  What is the "BD/DVD Upscaler" setting for as it applies to BD?


have you tried pressing triangle and going to screen mode or av options while playing sd bd video?

the upscaler works for dvds. does not work for video files. no idea if it works for sd bd but as you mentioned it says 'bd/dvd upscaler'!

normal means it doesnt stretch. full means it will stretch. so the problem lies in your receiver not the ps3 in this area.



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  Reply # 191461 23-Jan-2009 09:42
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In any case, the PS3 has no problems upscaling any other SD content so why doesn't it scale the extras on BD?  What is the "BD/DVD Upscaler" setting for as it applies to BD?


have you tried pressing triangle and going to screen mode or av options while playing sd bd video?

the upscaler works for dvds. does not work for video files. no idea if it works for sd bd but as you mentioned it says 'bd/dvd upscaler'!

normal means it doesnt stretch. full means it will stretch. so the problem lies in your receiver not the ps3 in this area.

I don't believe that the upscaling options are available during the SD extra playback.  If they are, they certainly don't do anything.

I don't think there's anything wrong with my receiver, it's receiving 480p 4:3 video and passing it onto my TV.  My TV does not scale over HDMI, I suppose it assumes everyhting over HDMI is 16:9 so 4:3 video is always stretched.  I can get my receiver to squish the 4:3 frame into a 16:9 with pillarbox but I don't think I should have to.  I wouldn't have this option if the PS3 was connected directly to the TV, would that be the TVs fault?  I don't think so, because I have the TV set up as 16:9 in the PS3 settings and all other video handles this correctly, it's only Blu-ray SD extras that don't seem to.

Oh well, it's not that big a deal, just wondering if I was doing something wrong.

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  Reply # 191792 24-Jan-2009 13:03
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Just a thought on this - isn't an aspect ratio flag sent with the signal, that's meant to tell the TV to change from 16:9 to 4:3 pillarbox mode?  I don't doubt what you're experiencing, but I'm surprised that the TV doesn't allow a change of aspect ratio over HDMI.  I'm guessing it does over other inputs, e.g. component, if you're using those for anything else?  Seems a bit of a backward step to me, if HDMI in general doesn't allow it.  What make/mode of TV is it?

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