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Why do console gamers say there's no difference between 720p and 1080p?

#1PlayStationXonePosted 1/16/2014 3:40:06 PM
Is it denial that their system of choice can't pull 1080p or is it true?
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#2godplaysSNESPosted 1/16/2014 3:41:14 PM
Ignorance is bliss.

And since no visual showcase for the PS3/360 were actual 1080p, they had to deal with upscaling on those TVs
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#3KillerTrufflePosted 1/16/2014 3:43:58 PM
Variety of reasons - their primary exposure to "1080p" has been through upscaling, or their TVs have been 720p which didn't let them actually make use of 1080 are probably two of the primary ones.
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#4fuzzymanPosted 1/16/2014 3:46:15 PM
1080i

Back when the Xbox came out, over a decade ago, there was still a lot of conversation about cable companies broadcasting in HD, 720p vs 1080i. For sports I preferred 720p, but a lot chose 1080i. For movies a lot chose 720p, but I preferred 1080i. Basically they were confused about the frame speed, or interlacing.

The new console can pull off 1080p if the games try new tricks like FXAA instead of MSAA, but it won't always be 60hz or full detail 1080p
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#5EciDemonPosted 1/16/2014 3:47:25 PM
Cognitive dissonance.

It's like the kid who sees this juicy apple up in the tree and really wants it, but can't reach it so convinces him self that he really didn't want the apple anyways because it's probably full of worms.

It's just a defense mechanism to cope with disappointments.
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#6somebody336Posted 1/16/2014 3:47:40 PM
To support their argument of "graphics don't matter" yet bicker over which console has slightly better graphics...

The trolls and fanboys that is, other gamers just care about gameplay.
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#7LvthnPosted 1/16/2014 3:55:33 PM
Peasantry.

Also, I'm going to go with sour grapes. Because they are peasants (literally, they can't afford a 1080p tv), they have convinced themselves that wallowing in low rez mud is just as good as at least taking a nice clean seat on the 1080p bench.
#8Xeeh_BitzPosted 1/16/2014 3:55:45 PM
Console gamers don't see much of a difference between a 720p and 1080P native game due to the fact all games are displayed at 1080P to them, upscaled or native.. It's the same amount of pixels, just a lot of blur headache bs
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#9ElDudorinoPosted 1/16/2014 4:01:51 PM
I don't think anybody says there's no difference between 720p and 1080p, other than the occasional oddball who misinterpreted some scientific data and thinks you have to be like 2 feet away from a 50" screen before the difference between rendering a game at 720p and doing it at 1080p becomes visible to the human eye.

That being said, I've played plenty of 720p games which look a hell of a lot better than most games ever will rendered at 1080p, and since these games were drawn for a 720p display they won't look much different if you render them at 1080p. I've also played some games at lower resolutions and later bumped up the resolution either due to performance limitations or just screwed-up settings and in a lot of cases the difference isn't that significant. There are far more important things than resolution, chief among them being the actual work produced by a game's artists.
#10ElDudorinoPosted 1/16/2014 4:02:19 PM
I don't really even know why I'm responding to a topic like this, though, which is obviously just designed to annoy people.