A 1080p HDTV vs a 720P HDTV for the PS4....

#1TheGrumpyCatPosted 3/12/2013 9:50:10 AM
Thinking about buying a 43" Samsung plasma 720p tv. I'm wondering how PS4 games will look on it considering they will be mostly 1080p?
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#2jimistixxPosted 3/12/2013 9:57:46 AM
It should be fine.

You should, however, do as much research as you can on the particular model of tv you plan to buy. This way you'll have no suprises (i.e.-only 1 input on the back accepts 1080p signal, ect.)
#3CaptainzPlanetzPosted 3/12/2013 10:03:13 AM
Honestly nowadays a 1080p set shouldn't be too much of a price difference over a 720p set, I would spring the little extra for a 1080p at 120hz or more set, unless your getting a kiler deal on the 720 set, for the longest time I had a 1080i set knowing it isn't full HD bugged the crap out of me, so I upgraded.
#4EnclavePosted 3/12/2013 10:06:27 AM
They still make 720p TV's that are bigger than 27"?
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#5EoinPosted 3/12/2013 10:59:38 AM
I'd get a 1080p TV over a 720p TV for a few reasons.

Firstly, there actually aren't many 720p TVs. They're nearly all 1366x768, which means that everything you're going to watch on it will be scaled, or else you'll have thin black bars on all sides.

Secondly, there's the obvious consideration that 720p isn't as good as 1080p. You know that and are probably willing to accept it, but even if you're fine with the idea now, it will probably still be a bit annoying if you're playing a game that could be 1080p or watching a Blu-ray that could be 1080p, and you have to stick with 720p.

Thirdly, a lot of TV manufacturers don't really care about 720p TVs. They know that they're not where the money is, so they use low-end components. That often means a bad scaling chip (remember that everything you watch is going to be scaled), the smallest amount of inputs they can get away with, a lower-end screen than you might expect, maybe a lower lifetime, probably an intentionally gimped firmware (the most common trick is to disable things like video support for USB, so this probably won't matter to you once you have a PS4 connected to it).

Incidentally, is this it?

http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/PN43D450A2DXZA

If it is, then the resolution is 1024x768 and that's technically sub-HD (only 85% of the pixels of a 720p signal), and also is going to result in rather bad scaling (720p signals will be vertically upscaled, horizontally downscaled). I'd be looking at other TVs ahead of this one.
#6KaleliskalelPosted 3/12/2013 11:32:27 AM
do not buy a 720 p tv, youre only cheating yourself out of something good, yes there is a huge difference,

watch some youtube vids in 720 and then switch to 1080 halfway through. (assuming your monitor outputs 1080) you will see a huge difference
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#7nonexistingheroPosted 3/12/2013 11:54:27 AM
Enclave posted...
They still make 720p TV's that are bigger than 27"?


Pretty much this. I think any 720p TV you can find these days is probably an outdated old model.
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#8DarkZV2BetaPosted 3/12/2013 7:01:28 PM
CaptainzPlanetz posted...
Honestly nowadays a 1080p set shouldn't be too much of a price difference over a 720p set, I would spring the little extra for a 1080p at 120hz or more set, unless your getting a kiler deal on the 720 set, for the longest time I had a 1080i set knowing it isn't full HD bugged the crap out of me, so I upgraded.


120hz on a TV is rather pointless to a game console as the console will be outputting, at most, a 60hz signal, that will then be reprocessed, adding a significant delay between the signal reaching the TV and being displayed on-screen. Because of that, it's better to turn off 120hz TV effects when gaming anyway.
For a true 120hz source display, these normally don't accept lower refreshrate input, which can cause problems for some games running 24 or 50hz.
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#9woadi754Posted 3/12/2013 7:13:23 PM
I just bought a LG 47" LED 1080 off of newegg with free shipping for $600. I would not spend the money on a 720, you can tell a big different in picture. What is the price of the Samsung you are looking at?
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#10Chyld989Posted 3/12/2013 9:30:02 PM
Also keep in mind the distance you're sitting away from your TV. 7+ feet and the human eye can't tell the difference between 720p and 1080p (unless you have better than 20/20 vision).