Why is everyone so worked up about 1080p?

#1flame030191Posted 2/14/2014 9:36:15 PM
I'm a Sony fan, I've been with PlayStation since the early days of the PS1. I got more enjoyment out of PS2 than Xbox and out of PS3 than 360. I even bought a PS4 long before putting a payment down for an Xbox One.

However, I have never gotten the commotion for 1080p. Unless you're playing on 60"+ screens or are sitting way too close to the screen, you likely won't notice a difference between 1080p and 720p. I know I sure don't.

In fact, I'd much rather them just keep playing it safe at 720p with a locked, fluid framerate than give it an unsteady framerate as they attempt to try and gain every bit of every pixel they possibly can. For this reason, I truly hope no developer ever tries to go native 4K.


Does anyone else understand the commotion? Is there something I'm missing or is everyone just wanting to have a game look beautiful even on a 75" screen that they may never play on?
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#2DeadCeIIScoutPosted 2/14/2014 9:39:41 PM
Some people bought a 500 dollar machine that can't do it.
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#3aray48Posted 2/14/2014 9:40:52 PM
Because it is 2014 and 1080p is already on its way out the door.
#4sn3akywafflesPosted 2/14/2014 9:43:54 PM
brace yourselves, incoming "durrr check your eyes" comments
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#5UtterMoonPosted 2/14/2014 9:55:45 PM
You can notice the difference between 1080 and 720p, and as an above poster stated...its 2014. 720p is the first step in HD gaming, its what the Xbox 360 was capable of...to be unable to make that jump to a higher resolution is fairly sad.

720p looks great...but 1080 looks better, and that's what a lot of people are expecting with this newest generation...and in a year or two the graphical difference between PS4 and the Xbone will be unmistakable (and in some cases it already is).

I have no real problem with the Xbone...but man..I don't get how a 500 dollar next gen. console is pumping out the same resolution as a console built nearly a decade ago.
#6DeadMercenaryPosted 2/14/2014 10:04:40 PM(edited)
Honestly I sit relatively close to my screens so I see a glaring difference between 720p and 1080p. I think its a bigger deal because things like pcs have been doing 1080p since pretty much the time the 360/ps3 came out on every single game. As someone else said, 1080p is yesterdays news even. It kind of sucks that the modern consoles aren't built for the 10 year period they want to put themselves in. I doubt I will be getting a 4000p TV anytime soon, but its coming.

Point is: I have been playing 1080p, 60 fps for years on my pc.
#7jpraelsterPosted 2/14/2014 10:03:51 PM
People who are more concerned about graphics then how a game plays arent real gamers anyways
#8RykoLibrePosted 2/14/2014 10:25:42 PM
The difference between 720p and 1080p on a tv 50 inches or larger is very noticeable. A lot of people have big TVs these days. It's extremely noticeable on a 60inch as you mentioned. I have a 65 inch television and 1080p looks beautiful while 720p looks garbled.
#9Xeeh_BitzPosted 2/14/2014 10:33:41 PM(edited)
720P is fine on small screens, such as 19" or less, but when you have larger screens the PPI (Pixels Per Inch) gets smaller and smaller

Which is why 4K is important, it'll give us more PPI on a larger screen than 1080P for an example. It's not so much about resolution, it's more about the PPI, you can't notice a difference in a high PPI, but you sure as hell can on a low PPI, 720P cannot offer a high enough PPI at anything over 19" unless you play 6' away then the PPI is acceptable , but if you get close, you'll notice it.
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#10CKnightPosted 2/14/2014 10:37:52 PM
RykoLibre posted...
The difference between 720p and 1080p on a tv 50 inches or larger is very noticeable. A lot of people have big TVs these days. It's extremely noticeable on a 60inch as you mentioned. I have a 65 inch television and 1080p looks beautiful while 720p looks garbled.


Sounds like your tv sucks.

1080p looks great on my 40 inch and 720p looks good. You have a 65 inch expensive tv and 720p is a mess?

I guess bigger isn't always better.
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