Is this a common problem with PS3’s or my Display?
I’m running a PS3 into a Samsung 2343BWX (link to newegg for specs if needed) monitor via HDMI->DVI and when the picture is 1080p everything shows up fine. When in 720p however (as in most games) It crops the left and right of the picture. This is what I would call a “Hard” crop, as in the PS3 outputs less than 1280 horizontal lines. I know this because when I have the “Image Size” option set to “auto” (i.e. native aspect ratio) you will see black bars, however when you set it to “wide” (display scaling) you will not, but the data is still missing. Here’s a picture of what I’m talking about:
My instinct is that the PS3 is doing this as it seems to be just flat out outputting less lines than it should be, though if I’m wrong… I would love to see an example of a display outputting 720p that does not have this effect so I know what to replace this with (preferably one with low input lag as well).
In some games this actually interferes with the gameplay, so I can’t imagine this is by design.
Also, if it’s the cable that might be the problem, links to a known good working HDMI->DVI cable/adapter would be helpful as well.