what cable do i need for my ps3 to make it HD i got a HD tv but no hdmi input instead dvi but im lookin at dvi to hdmi cables and theres 2 types dvi-i or dvi-d which 1 do i need plz reply thx
First, even though your tv is HD, make sure its HDcp. Second go with the DVI-D.
DVI-I contains both the digital and analog connections, (DVI-D + DVI-A) , it's essentially a combination of DVI-D and DVI-A cables within one cable.
DVI-D (like DFP or P&D-D (EVC)) is a digital only connection. If both devices being connected support a Digital DVI connection (DVI-I or DVI-D compatible) and are compatible in resolutions, refresh rates and sync, using a DVI-D cable will ensure that you are using a digital connection rather than an analog connection, without playing around with settings to assure this.
Its reccommended you go for the DVI-D.
Since i tend to literally type out essay length explainations, and im in the middle of something im going to do some copy and paste work to make it easier.
"Although manufacturers are still making most products with at least component HD output, new generation of products like HD-DVD and Blu-Ray devices will limit the analog output resolution (Analog defined as Component or RGBHV). The highest resolutions these devices can output (720p/1080i/1080p) will be available on via the digital (DVI or HDMI) connections that employ HDCP encryption. Any new HDTV purchase should have a digital HDCP compatible input. "
ah k. Just checked up on it for ya. Its not HDcp compliant, sorry. I heard that you can use a type of PS2 cable over the DVI-D/HDMI. Perhaps that would be a better rout to go rather than spend a lot of money on a cable that wont help much.
Your tv supports "1080i, 576 P, 480 P, 576i, 720 P, 480 i"
But because it lacks HDCP, the PS3 will automatically downgrade it to 480p. If the TV were HDCP it then would fully be able to use the max offered by HDMI.
but 480p is still hd itsnt it sorry not very good with all this hd stuff
perhaps. Im not the best with it either. All I know is what i have found out about it. To get full HD you need a HDCP ready tv. TVs arnt really my field so im only going of what information i can find or know previously.