Originally Posted by Pop Zeus
No kidding. What's weird/annoying is that all SD content played through my PS3 (like DVDs) reverts back to 480p instead of upscaling. (I wonder if changing the video output settings would fix that but I almost can't be bothered to fiddle around and test it all out.) Honestly, DVDs on my Oppo look so much more filmic (art school word) that I'm inclined to keep it around mostly for that reason. Also, it doesn't cause the HDCP to lose its shit every time I put in a new disc.
There is a setting under the "Video Output" labeled as BD/DVD Upscaler you might want to check out. There's the options of having it set at Off, Double Scale, Normal, and Full Screen. I've always left mine at normal and the DVDs I've played look better on my PS3 than upscaled on my last DVD player that allegedly upscaled discs.
On a separate note, a couple of weeks ago I set up my new slim PS3, and everytime it starts up the screen flickers like crazy for a one to two minutes. It seems like once the system warms up the flickering stops.
I have a HDMI cable linked up between the system and my television, but its not a cable issue (as my 40gb PS3 doesn't have this issue). As its been colder than a witch's tit here for the last few weeks, I'm guessing it has something to do with the cold temperature and the system warming up, but it is kind of irritating.