My HDTV only goes up to 720p. Is that a good thing?

#1dctavernierPosted 12/29/2013 7:59:33 AM
Hi,

I was just wondering, if a game runs at 1080p native, but my HDTV renders it at 720p, does this mean that the game will run at a higher framerate on my television?

Anyone know this?

Thanks.
#2fataliPosted 12/29/2013 8:02:58 AM
No, this is not like PCs, the game will be render at the same resolution no matter what output you use on the tv.
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#3BeefEasterPosted 12/29/2013 8:13:23 AM(edited)
^ not only is this not true, it's not even an answer to the question the TC asked
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#4TannerCKGPosted 12/29/2013 8:13:16 AM
It will still be 720p but not necessarily a bad thing. Your TV needs to be about 50+ inches to notice a possible difference between 720p and 1080p and even then it will only be if you get really close to the screen. Almost all cable broadcasts also max out at 720p
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#5coldwinePosted 12/29/2013 9:52:30 AM
No TC, it just means that you will display at a lower resolution (which may or may not make a visual difference depending on your screen size and the game).
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#61Phire1Posted 12/29/2013 9:56:31 AM
720p just means there are 720 horizontal lines on your TV.
That is just the way it's physically capable of displaying things on your television.

It has nothing to do with performance really. Frame-rate will be determined by the console hardware.

All it means is that you're not optimizing the capabilities of your system, which is capable of producing a picture with 1080 horizontal lines. But the games will still look pretty good even with 720p.
#7Juzten76Posted 12/29/2013 10:20:16 AM
Far Cry 3 ran smoother on the 360 when set to 720p. I don't know about any other games that benefit from it though.