Ok here goes,
If you have a tv that does 1080i, 720p, and 480i/p (like you) and you have your PS3 set to accept all those inputs it goes as follows,
Game says 720p on box only, game plays at 720p only
Game says 720p, 1080i, you get 1080i
Blue ray you get 1080i.
That is the best i can explain it
Sounds like I'm ok then...I'm using a sony KV-40xbr800 (40" CRT) that is capable of all those resolutions, just no 1080p. I have all those rez's checked in the PS3 dash so I should be good to go then right? I'm using the sony component cable for the time being. As soon as the upscaling thing is fixed, I'll need to switch to an hdmi to dvi cable right?