Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – Higher Resolution on PlayStation 3

Decided to post this here as well. Instructions provided by the Devs themselves on the beta forums.

Copyright (C) 2010 – 2013 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.


This explanation will help those who are looking to play the PlayStation 3 version in a higher resolution.

If you are currently using the composite AV cable that’s included with the PlayStation®3 console, your TV will be displayed in standard definition even if you have an HD TV.

Image Comparison

  • HD (720P) image

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  • SD (480i) image

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The images above have been adjusted so that it looks similar to what you’ll actually see with each of the settings.

In the official version, 4:3 aspect ratio for the standard definition will display properly.

Adjusting Your Display Settings on the PlayStation®3
If you want to play the PlayStation®3 version in a higher resolution, please follow the steps below to adjust your display settings.

First off, please make sure that your cable is compatible with the higher resolution.

  • Composite AV Cable

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To display the game in a higher resolution, please use an HDMI cable.

  • HDMI Cable

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If you already own an HD-compatible TV and cable, we would recommend playing the game in a higher resolution.

  1. XrossMediaBar > Settings > Display Settings
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  2. Select “Video Output Settings,” then select the type of connector on your TV.
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  3. When you see the message “Select all Resolutions that are supported by your TV,” please make sure the 720p box is checked.
    7*For example, even if you have the 1080p(i) box checked, the screen will be displayed in 480p (low resolution) if the 720p option is not checked.

4. Save your settings.

Launch “FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn (Beta Version)” from the XrossMediaBar. If you can clearly read the “(c)2010-2013 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved” text on the bottom left corner of your screen, your display should be in high resolution.

Adjusting Your TV Display Settings
Some TVs have a special feature that expands a portion of the screen depending on the height and the width of the screen. This feature will often cause the screen to cut off a portion of what’s displayed on the screen. If you are experiencing this issue, please adjust the aspect ratio through your TV’s display settings and make sure the whole screen is fitted properly. Please refer to your TV’s manual for details on how to adjust the TV’s display settings.

Even if you have the correct video output settings on your PlayStation®3, if you do not have the appropriate display settings on your TV, the screen may cut off a portion of what’s displayed on the screen.

If you are experiencing this issue, please adjust the aspect ratio through your TV’s display settings and make sure the whole screen is fitted properly.

While each TV has its own display settings, we would recommend using the settings that’s generally referred to as the “Full’ aspect ratio.

(A) Original Display
Certain TVs have a display mode that takes the signal, whatever resolution it is, and displays it regardless of the display’s native resolution. We would recommend using this setting if your TV supports it. Often times, they are referred to as “Under Scan” or “Dot-by-Dot” mode.

(B) Standard Display
This is the display settings that we generally recommend. Often times, it is referred to as “Full” mode.

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(C) Zoom
This display mode takes the 4:3 screen and modifies it for a wide screen. Often times, they are referred to as “Zoom” or “Wide” mode.

Please note that this mode will often time cut off a portion of the screen.

(D) Cinema
This display mode will insert a black bars on the top and bottom of the screen. Often times, they are referred to as “Cinema” or “Super Live” mode. Similar to the zoom mode, it will cut off a portion of the screen, making it difficult to play.

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* Please note that aspect ratios and the display modes may reflect differently on the screen depending on the TV that you are using. Please refer to your TV’s manual for details on how to adjust the TV’s settings.

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