TV resolution question

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3 years ago#1
I'll start off by saying I don't know all that much about these things so bear with me.
As I debate on which new console to get, I know that one of the big selling points is ps4 running at 1080p, whereas the xbone (currently?) cannot.
The thing is, my main tv is a plasma thats highest res is 720p, and maybe this is so obvious that people will jump on me, but doesn't that render the selling point irrelevant in my case?

Also, and I know this is subjective, but is the difference between the two that great?
3 years ago#2
Pretty much.
3 years ago#3
you only notice the difference while playing on a tv capable of 1080p not just 720p on a screen size of 55 inch or higher, I just got my xbox one today and the games look great to me on my 50 inch 1080p plasma
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3 years ago#4
Yeah I only have a 40 incher so I guess I need not worry
Thanks guys
3 years ago#5
You have to have a pretty big tv to see the difference. Anyone who says otherwise has little understanding on how the human eye actually works. Pretty doubtful you'd see much difference on a 40 inch TV at normal viewing distances. And like you said, if you have a 720p tv then making a decision on a console based on resolution is not necessary. It'll all be 720p anyway.

It might be time for you to jump on a new tv my friend! My 55 inch Panny plasma loves itself some blu-rays and this new generation of gaming!
3 years ago#6
Well I do have a 23 inch monitor that's 1080, but since it's so small I wouldn't notice anyway?
3 years ago#7
If that's like a computer monitor then I'm sure you sit pretty close to that monitor so you might notice and might get the benefit from 1080p. It's size and distance that will affect whether you can see the difference. You should check out this article if you're interested.

http://www.rtings.com/info/television-size-to-distance-relationship
3 years ago#8
Awesome, thanks!
3 years ago#9
Xbox does 1080p, even the 360 did 1080p. How are you so misinformed?

Also, if your premise about one console only displaying at 720p and the other at 1080p were true, shouldn't you still think about your future TV's resolution, not just your current crappy old TV? You can't think so little of your future that you don't expect to have a 1080p or higher resolution TV in the next 7 years.
3 years ago#10
brendalf posted...
You have to have a pretty big tv to see the difference. Anyone who says otherwise has little understanding on how the human eye actually works. Pretty doubtful you'd see much difference on a 40 inch TV at normal viewing distances. And like you said, if you have a 720p tv then making a decision on a console based on resolution is not necessary. It'll all be 720p anyway.

It might be time for you to jump on a new tv my friend! My 55 inch Panny plasma loves itself some blu-rays and this new generation of gaming!


Absolute utter and complete nonsense. People like this perpetuate the spread of stupid information. Go post your same post on a dedicated AV forum, so they can tear you apart...I am far too apathetic at this point, especially on gamefaqs.
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