So do you own a 1080i HDTV? Did you buy a PS3 to ensure you would receive the ultimate high definition experience? Well, Sony has a great feature for you! Rather than be forced to look at 1080p images downsampled to 720p, you get to enjoy the full 480p experience in all of its blurry glory.

After hearing about this and the backwards compatibility issue, I for one am glad that I decided to wait a while before making any decisions about purchasing. It appears that Sony is continuing their tradition of launching with buggy hardware. Oh well, unlike the faulty optical drives that plagued the initial release of the PSX and PS2, at least this one could probably be resolved with a firmware update from Sony rather than a hardware repair.

PS3 Downscales 720p on Incapable TVs [IGN via 1UP]

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