So, I finally got a PS3 today. EB got a deal going on that you buy a PS3 and you get a free game, including the infamous Little Big Planet. I have accumulated enough Future-shop Gift Cards from my VISA rewards that I can almost pay for one a 80GB. So I tried to talk to FS and see if they can match the EB deal and they did! Ended up just paying 27 bucks extra, I got my PS3 and LBP game!
Did not have too much time to play with it yet. Popped the Iron Man Blu-Ray disc in and I did see the difference in the detail sharpness from a regular DVD. The backgrounds seems a bit grainy, but when there are digitally created parts (ie. most of the Iron Mans in the movie), they are sharp as hell. I wonder if becoz my TV is 1080i makes any difference.
Popped the LBP game in, and realized it auto downgrades to 480p (my TV can only do 1080i or 480p with HDMI). Was pretty annoyed about that, as I am anticipating a whole new level of sharp gaming experience. Did some quick research only, and realized that almost 90% of the PS3 games are NOT 1080 compatible. They are at most 720p, so for an older TV set like mine, it defaults back to 480P = Wii resolution. Reminds me once again why people said PS3 is not a good game console but an excellent Blu-Ray player……