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Does the TV support a 1080p signal input from a connected video source?

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The TV display has a native resolution of 1080p. This means that any supported signal (480i, 480p, 720p or 1080i) that is input to the TV will be up-converted from its original resolution and displayed in 1080p.

None of the input jacks on the TV have the capability of receiving a 1080p signal; trying to input a 1080p signal into the TV will result in a blank or distorted picture on the screen. If you are connecting a video device that is outputting a 1080p signal, the video device will need to be reconfigured to output at a different resolution, such as 480i, 480p, 720p or 1080i.

For many electronics used as an output device, such as a Blu-ray® Disc player or High Definition cable box, the conversion of the signal occurs automatically. However, for the PlayStation®3 console, there is a need to manually change the output setting on your device from 1080p to 1080i. While this manual change may appear to be changing the display resolution on your TV, it is actually changing the output signal resolution of your device only and not the TV display resolution, which is fixed at 1080p.