I ran into a very weird problem lately with my PS3. Before I describe my problem I want to emphasize that nothing is wrong with my TV (tested on two HD TVs), my HDMI cables are fine (tested with two HDMI cables) and already did a PS3 Reset from Safe Mode
Now that is out of the way, let me describe what really is going on with my system. I recently got Darksiders II, an awesome game and it outputs 1080p. Played it on my Sony Display for few days, loved it!
But suddenly I noticed the graphics was looking really bad. I don't recall whether PS3 played the game in 1080p originally but when I run it now it switches to 720p. Still, 720p is supposed to be HD and look freaking awesome right? Not in my system. It still looks bad. The graphics look like the earlier version of Minecraft (no offense to minecraft).
But here's the kicker. When I run a HD movie downloaded from YouTube using the Media Browser.... the movie plays in full 1080p HD, crystal clear picture. But when I run a video game the display changes to 720p but still does not display HD quality graphics. So, It's definitely not the graphics card, HDMI cable or the TV. Something is wery going on with the software or the DVD player. I tested with Battlefield 3, Darksiders 2 and WWE All Stars.
Sony support failed and the prepaid box is on its way for me to send my system over. But I figured Neowin might be able to give me a clue or two if it's a known issue.