Microsoft on Xbox One: 1080p Isn't Some "Mythical, Perfect Resolution"

#21IceHuskyPosted 8/13/2014 2:06:59 PM(edited)
prozac786 posted...
To add to my above post, as others have said, when two competitive systems, similarly priced and both running the same game, have a resolution or other visual difference, it's natural for consumers to want the superior version.

So yes, people do care.


Well I don't, so whatever. Yes, PS4 games look good but so do Xbox One games, despite the resolution disparity. So I don't see what the problem is. Resolution shouldn't make a game look good, it should be the care and precision that is put into the graphics of games to make it look good; if that is what is important to you. As the old saying goes: you can polish a turd, but at the end of the day it is still going to look like a turd.
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#22Viet0nePosted 8/13/2014 2:06:27 PM
1080p is the perfect resolution on a 1080p display.

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#23MetroidFan9999Posted 8/13/2014 2:06:45 PM
Well phil, it IS the native resolution of most HDTV's out there now.
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#24Darkeagle77Posted 8/13/2014 2:14:55 PM
Well, I am just happy I can play my games in HD (Insert number) instead of SD.
#25prozac786Posted 8/13/2014 2:22:40 PM
IceHusky posted...
prozac786 posted...
To add to my above post, as others have said, when two competitive systems, similarly priced and both running the same game, have a resolution or other visual difference, it's natural for consumers to want the superior version.

So yes, people do care.


Well I don't, so whatever. Yes, PS4 games look good but so do Xbox One games, despite the resolution disparity. So I don't see what the problem is. Resolution shouldn't make a game look good, it should be the care and precision that is put into the graphics of games to make it look good; if that is what is important to you. As the old saying goes: you can polish a turd, but at the end of the day it is still going to look like a turd.


You asked who cares, I showed you some do. And I think you're missing the point. If you have a modern game with great effort spent on graphics and visuals, but you set the native resolution to 480p and then view it on a normal display of today, say a 40" TV, it will look like crap. Take that same game, change nothing in it, but set the native resolution to 1080p and you'll see a huge improvement in the visuals. So yes, resolution actually does make a game look good, regardless of how much effort was spent elsewhere.

And as I said before, talking about identical games, meaning everything else being the same, after playing one at 720p and another at 1080p, on a 55" display, there is a huge difference.

Not only that, but the games with the better resolution, often have bettet textures, better particle effects, better lighting, better foliage, better draw distance, better ground clearence, better liquid detail, better framerate, better frame stability, etc.

So, in all of these cases, it's never just a difference in resolution.
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#26prozac786Posted 8/13/2014 2:23:02 PM
Viet0ne posted...
1080p is the perfect resolution on a 1080p display.

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#27a687947Posted 8/13/2014 2:24:26 PM
prozac786 posted...
So, by Phil's logic, what's 720p then?


By your logic what is 1440p? Or 4k? They're both higher resolution than 1080p, so what he is saying is actually correct.
#28scoobydoobydontPosted 8/13/2014 2:27:12 PM
Sorry, Laylow and friends, we're all rocking 4k TVs around here. It's 2014, not 2008. 1080p is old hat. *spits on all tvs below 4k and 60 inches*
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#29a687947Posted 8/13/2014 2:27:44 PM
MetroidFan9999 posted...
Well phil, it IS the native resolution of most HDTV's out there now.


But it isn't perfect so he is technically correct
#30dolablaPosted 8/13/2014 2:29:12 PM
Wow! I'm a little shocked by this. Phil is usually not the type to downplay these things. Makes me wonder if someone put him up to this?