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ps3-video-modePS3 video mode utility


ps3-video-mode [-m, --mode mode-id] [-r, --rgb] [-f, --full-screen] [-g, --full-range] [-d, --dither] [-h, --help] [-V, --version]


The ps3-video-mode utility is used to display or change the video mode of the PS3 game console. The default behavior is to display the current video mode ID.


-m, --mode mode-id
Set the system video mode to mode-id. See the NOTES section below for more information on the mode-id value.
-r, --rgb
Use RGB color space mode.
-f, --full-screen
Use full screen mode.
-g, --full-range
Use full range mode.
-d, --dither
Use dither mode.
-h, --help
Print a help message.
-V, --version
Display the program version number.


Video Mode IDs and Mode Names

The supported video mode-id values, coresponding mode-name values, and screen resolutions are as follows:
AUTO Detect Mode: 
       0: auto (480i/576i if not HDMI) 
60 Hz Broadcast Modes: 
       1: 480i    (576 x 384) 
       2: 480p    (576 x 384) 
       3: 720p   (1124 x 644) 
       4: 1080i  (1688 x 964) 
       5: 1080p  (1688 x 964) 
50 Hz Broadcast Modes: 
       6: 576i    (576 x 460) 
       7: 576p    (576 x 460) 
       8: 720p   (1124 x 644) 
       9: 1080i  (1688 x 964) 
      10: 1080p  (1688 x 964) 
VESA Modes: 
      11: wxga   (1280 x 768) 
      12: sxga   (1280 x 1024) 
      13: wuxga  (1920 x 1200) 
60 Hz Full Screen Broadcast Modes: 
     129: 480if   (720 x 480) 
     130: 480pf   (720 x 480) 
     131: 720pf  (1280 x 720) 
     132: 1080if (1920 x 1080) 
     133: 1080pf (1920 x 1080) 
50 Hz Full Screen Broadcast Modes: 
     134: 576if   (720 x 576) 
     135: 576pf   (720 x 576) 
     136: 720pf  (1280 x 720) 
     137: 1080if (1920 x 1080) 
     138: 1080pf (1920 x 1080)
Note that VESA modes are only valid for the HDMI port.
The mode options --rgb, --full-screen, --full-range and --dither can be specified via the mode-id as follows:
RGB color space:  <video mode ID> + 32 
Full screen mode: <video mode ID> + 128 
Full range mode:  <video mode ID> + 1536 
Dither mode:      <video mode ID> + 2048

RGB Color Space Mode

The RGB color space mode --rgb is only valid for the analog port. The default is to use the YUV color space.

Full Screen Mode

Originally 480/576i, 480/576p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p were analog broadcast resolutions that included overscan. The full screen mode option --full-screen causes the overscan region of the broadcast modes to be used for pixel display. Not all displays can support full screen mode.

RGB Full Range Mode

The full range mode --full-range adjusts the dynamic range of the video output RGB values.
This setting affects the video output signal on both the analog and HDMI ports, but is only useful with some HDMI displays. When this option is not enabled the video output signal will have an RGB dynamic range of 16 to 235, and when enabled will have an RGB dynamic range of 0 to 255. This option must be specified by the user because the HDMI information received from the attached display does not specify whether the display supports RGB full range mode or not.

Dither Mode

The dither mode option --dither suppresses the Mach Band Effect. See

Other Notes

Do not change the display resolution while sound is playing.
Do not change the display resolution from X. If you do, you will need to restart the X server. This is because the X frame buffer driver assumes a frame buffer has a fixed line length.
If you would like to boot Linux into a specific video mode you may pass a video mode option on the kernel the command line. Two formats are available. One uses a video mode name as video=mode-name, and the other uses a video mode-id as video=ps3fb:mode:mode-id. See the EXAMPLES section below for more information.


Examples (1) and (2) are equivelent, and both set the video mode to 60Hz 720p full screen:
ps3-video-mode --mode=3 --full-screen    (1) 
ps3-video-mode --mode=131                (2)
Example (3) uses the kernel command line to set the video mode to VESA WUXGA:
vmlinux video=wuxga ...                  (3)
Examples (4) and (5) are equivelent, and both set the video mode to 50Hz 1080p:
vmlinux video=1080p@50 ...               (4) 
vmlinux video=ps3fb:mode:10 ...          (5)




Written by Masashi Kimoto and Geoff Levand.


Send bug reports to Geoff Levand <>.
November 19, 2017 Debian Sid