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Am I expecting too much or is there something wrong?

#1Paco223Posted 3/28/2013 6:53:07 PM(edited)
Hey everyone, so I hooked up my new (hand me down) Xbox Slim to my beautiful 52 inch Toshiba Regza. When I plug in my Xbox via HDMI cable, it automatically outputs 720p 16:9 That's okay since I don't think my TV supports 1080p anyway. I calibrated my TV for gaming purposes: turned sharpness to zero, turned off all image enhancements, noise reduction disabled, game mode "on"

Now the problem is that when I play games like Sleeping Dogs or Darksiders II for example, the graphics are jagged and most edges aren't smooth. This is especially apparent in 3rd person games. Is this normal? All the Xbox game videos I've seen on youtube were all smooth looking :( How come they aren't as smooth on my TV?

Since I've been gaming on PC for as long as I can remember, I'm used to crystal clear buttery smooth graphics with 8X AA, I wasn't expecting this to be possible on consoles but I thought it would be a little smoother than this since it's supposed to have at least 2x AA?


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#2CapwnDPosted 3/28/2013 6:52:45 PM
Enable Display Discovery so that it outputs the correct resolution. Chances are your 720p TV is not actually 720p, probably 1366x768.
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#3Rolen47Posted 3/28/2013 6:56:18 PM(edited)
Yes a lot of Xbox 360 games will look bad if you are used to PC settings and resolution. A lot of console games actually run below 720p:
http://forum.beyond3d.com/showthread.php?t=46241
#4Paco223(Topic Creator)Posted 3/28/2013 6:57:53 PM
CaPwnD posted...
Enable Display Discovery so that it outputs the correct resolution. Chances are your 720p TV is not actually 720p, probably 1366x768.


Isn't this on by default?

So when you play Sleeping Dogs you don't see any jaggies? Maybe you could try and replicate it and post back?
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#5CapwnDPosted 3/28/2013 7:00:54 PM(edited)
I have it on PC...

And I don't have a 52 inch 720p TV! I prefer to game on smaller TVs, and all mine are 1080p

What does it say in your xbox 360 video options? It should say the resolution it's outputting. If it's 720p, that's probably not what you really want.
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#6BigReedPosted 3/28/2013 7:05:05 PM
I have a 47" LG Led, 3D, smart tv, 120 refresh, 1080p, blah blah blah.


You have a larger television, with consoles of this gen you're going to notice jaggies. Most games run under or at native 720p. There's probably only so much you can do with your television in this situation. Saying that however, games do look nice on my tv, but the graphical imperfections stand out a lot more.
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#7CapwnDPosted 3/28/2013 7:06:16 PM
From: BigReed | #006
I have a 47" LG Led, 3D, smart tv, 120 refresh, 1080p, blah blah blah.


You have a larger television, with consoles of this gen you're going to notice jaggies. Most games run under or at native 720p. There's probably only so much you can do with your television in this situation. Saying that however, games do look nice on my tv, but the graphical imperfections stand out a lot more.

That's what I was thinking too. I game on smaller TVs, but a large TV that's 720p... that might be the problem, even if it is outputting the correct resolution.
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#8rawrLIKEaB05S__Posted 3/28/2013 7:11:46 PM
Paco223 posted...
Hey everyone, so I hooked up my new (hand me down) Xbox Slim to my beautiful 52 inch Toshiba Regza. When I plug in my Xbox via HDMI cable, it automatically outputs 720p 16:9 That's okay since I don't think my TV supports 1080p anyway. I calibrated my TV for gaming purposes: turned sharpness to zero, turned off all image enhancements, noise reduction disabled, game mode "on"

Now the problem is that when I play games like Sleeping Dogs or Darksiders II for example, the graphics are jagged and most edges aren't smooth. This is especially apparent in 3rd person games. Is this normal? All the Xbox game videos I've seen on youtube were all smooth looking :( How come they aren't as smooth on my TV?

Since I've been gaming on PC for as long as I can remember, I'm used to crystal clear buttery smooth graphics with 8X AA, I wasn't expecting this to be possible on consoles but I thought it would be a little smoother than this since it's supposed to have at least 2x AA?


Your 52" res is the same as a cheap laptop's with a 15" screen. You were expecting too much.
You have about 25ppi.
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#9Paco223(Topic Creator)Posted 3/28/2013 7:12:38 PM
Rolen47 posted...
Yes a lot of Xbox 360 games will look bad if you are used to PC settings and resolution. A lot of console games actually run below 720p:
http://forum.beyond3d.com/showthread.php?t=46241


Very interesting thread! Great for reference, thank you!
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#10Paco223(Topic Creator)Posted 3/28/2013 7:14:19 PM
rawrLIKEaB05S__ posted...
Paco223 posted...
Hey everyone, so I hooked up my new (hand me down) Xbox Slim to my beautiful 52 inch Toshiba Regza. When I plug in my Xbox via HDMI cable, it automatically outputs 720p 16:9 That's okay since I don't think my TV supports 1080p anyway. I calibrated my TV for gaming purposes: turned sharpness to zero, turned off all image enhancements, noise reduction disabled, game mode "on"

Now the problem is that when I play games like Sleeping Dogs or Darksiders II for example, the graphics are jagged and most edges aren't smooth. This is especially apparent in 3rd person games. Is this normal? All the Xbox game videos I've seen on youtube were all smooth looking :( How come they aren't as smooth on my TV?

Since I've been gaming on PC for as long as I can remember, I'm used to crystal clear buttery smooth graphics with 8X AA, I wasn't expecting this to be possible on consoles but I thought it would be a little smoother than this since it's supposed to have at least 2x AA?


Your 52" res is the same as a cheap laptop's with a 15" screen. You were expecting too much.
You have about 25ppi.



So even if I buy a 1080p HDTV, games would still look just as bad right? Since they don't natively support even 720p?
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