How to change resolution on YouTube on your PS3

Written by isabel goldsmith | 13/05/2017
How to change resolution on YouTube on your PS3
YouTube videos can appear grainy or pixelated when shown on a large screen. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

The Playstation 3 is a popular choice for people wanting to stream videos from YouTube and watch them on their television. However, you might find that the quality of the video is not as you were expecting. This is because the videos on YouTube are being expanded to fit your television screen and therefore their quality is being compromised. However, you might find that by changing the resolution options you can improve your viewing experience. To change the resolution follow the steps below.

Determine the maximum resolution your TV supports. You should be able to find this information in the user manual that came with your TV. The user manual should also state the cables you require to achieve the various resolution options.

Turn on your Playstation 3

From the home menu, go to "Settings." Choose "Display settings." Press X on the controller.

Select the connector type you are using for your TV. The resolutions available for use will depend on what type of connection you are using. For example, select "HDMI" if you are using an HDMI cable.

Select all of the resolutions that your TV can support and press the X button on your controller.

Select the type of TV you have based on its aspect ratio. This will be either [16:9] or [4:3]. If you are not sure you will be able to find this information in the manual supplied with your TV. Press the X button on your controller.

The next screen will show the selections you have made. Check that they are correct and then press X on the controller; this will save your settings.

Things you need

  • Playstation 3
  • User manual for your television
  • Cables required to change your television's resolution

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