Originally posted by S_D_J
I just took a look at a few of my 360 games, and yep, some do say to output 1080p (Naruto and Batman AA apparently). I don't see much of a difference though.
HALO 3 does not output 1080p, it doesn't even properly output 720p, it runs at a slower resolution (634p or something) with an steady framerate. what it does is upscale the resolution (makes bigger pixels, while smoothing the ones around), but that's not 1080p, nor even 720p
oh, Tekken 6 in no way outputs 1080p, while it may say it does, the resolution of the game leaves much to be desired. the texture resolutions are poor for a game released this year. It clearly hasn't been touched since it was released 2 years ago in arcades
I just looked at the box of my PS3 Tekken 6 version, and it clearly says 720p. While it could say 1080p on the Xbox version, it most definitely means the 360 can upscale the picture (to stretch it) to fit a 1080p resolution, but that isn't Full HD, just a little zoom
I actually based the native resolution of the game with the PS3 version. That one says the real maximum resolution. I can't say the same for exclusive 360 titles, since the 360 more often than not upscales the picture to 1080p
yep it says that... does your TV accept 1080p through component?
some TVs do (more nowadays apparently) but it's more common that they accept the signal through HDMI than component.
a common problem is that component in all of its glory, it's still an analog signal, that can degrade with the length of the cable or its usage. HDMI is digital and it suffers from none of those problems.
For example, my TV won't accept the 1080p signal from the 360 with component, It needs the HDMI
and while some TV's can tell you it's outputting at 1080p, in reality they're not, they are upscaling/downscaling the picture to match that of the TV's native resolution ( for most 720p TV's their native resolution could either be 720p or 1,366x768p and odd resolutions in between) so 1080p doesn't always mean 1080p.
you can set whatever resolution your TV accepts, just know that maybe your TV is downscaling a larger resolution to fit that of your TV.
The best way to get the best quality out of your TV is to have your console match the native resolution of your TV (it should be printed in the manual or in the box of your TV)
while apparently, more games are offering 1080p, the truth is not many do so for real. The games get upscaled (in other words: pixels get bloated and smoothed) but the resolution of the textures remain the same, there's no actual benefit, and sometimes looks worse... all too blurry. AC2 on PS3 has the option to output 1080p, but it looks mostly horrible since it is actually (and not a secret that it is) upscaling the picture.
The 360 does a hell of a good job upscaling (the PS3 apparently doesn't bother with it) but it's best to match the native resolution
now If you're talking about Video (like say a Movie) then the differences are much more noticeable. A DVD running at 420p looks good, but if you use an upscaler, it looks much better, brighter colors and smoother edges, but in no way it can match the detail in a 720p movie....
and a 1080p movie it's a whole other issue (if you got the display to properly output it)
EDIT: take a look at this quote
http://reviews.cnet.com/720p-vs-1080p-hdtv/ Hmm...ok. Yeah I guess it's on the back (they are on the back of all my 360 games...) but could just mean they can be running on a 1080p TV or when the console is set to 1080p, but the game itself can only go up to 720p (Halo 3 isn't 720p even? Then what is it?)
Spent hours searching for 24-26 inch lcd tv's and honestly wanted 1080p, but all are not even by Toshiba, or Sony, or much reputable companies. Rather they are from companies I've never heard of in my life...Vizio, Viore, Viewsonic (I now call the 3 V's :laugh
, Auria...what else...and, the best pick of 26 inch lcd TV's went to the one I happened to purchase EVEN THOUGH it's not even in 1080p...wierd. Yeah I may not notice a difference (if I didn't spend time looking for it) but sometimes I like to go up to my screen and actually 1080p is a tad bit over DOUBLE when it comes to overall amount of pixels...1080p has around 2,000,000 and 720p has around 900,000...
But, I am about to move my chair back a little bit (a bit more, since I already did so yesterday) yay to better resolution (going back farther could be like making the resolution better
I still want to bang Sony in the face for making 32 the smallest size for 1080p and not 26...my Tekken buddy on live has a 32 sony XBR that is 1080p. Also, you have it for PS3? Well, great. At least you're not having D-pad issues.
And, we all know you got it for that console so you will not be harrassed by me to play me.