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

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2 years ago#1
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.
2 years ago#2
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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2 years ago#3
^ not only is this not true, it's not even an answer to the question the TC asked
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2 years ago#4
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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2 years ago#5
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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2 years ago#6
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.
2 years ago#7
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.
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