720p vs 1080p

Discussion in 'PS4 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Prior22, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. Prior22

    Prior22 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 23, 2010
    United States
    When I first purchased a ps3, back in 2008, I used a TV which didn't have HD capabilities. Then when I bought a TV which could output in 720p the difference in picture quality was like night and day.

    Anyways down the road I'm sure I'll buy a PS4. But I was curious if the improvement in picture quality going from 720p to 1080p is as substantial as 480i to 720p.
  2. dekuleon

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    If your TV is 32 inches you will NEVER see any difference from 720p to 1080p
  3. Blaze163

    Blaze163 The White Phoenix's purifying flame.

    Nov 19, 2008
    Coventry, UK
    I bought a new TV to go with my PS3, not because I was fussed about HD but because my old tv couldn't do a 60hz signal so I couldn't play PS1 classics like Alundra and Legend of Dragoon. To be fair the picture and sound are a bit better but to be honest once I'm absorbed into a game I don't notice or care. If you're stopping every few minutes to weigh up whether or not a game would look better at a certain resolution, you might want to consider why you're not emmersed in the game instead of how shiny the picture is.
  4. Tomy Sakazaki

    Tomy Sakazaki GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 23, 2006
    32" or lower of visible area, it's really hard to see any difference.
    But even if your TV is small if it actually have a native 1080p support you should let your console output to 1080p, if your TV has a max support of 720p/1080i, you should set your consoles to not output to 1080p (locking it to a 720p maximum), so the work of upscale/downscale will be done only on your console, not the TV.
  5. aofelix

    aofelix GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 21, 2013
    i game on a 50 inch TV and the difference is HUGE.
    i realised this when on PC playing Tomb Raider, I wanted TressFX hair so I thought I might as well turn resolution from 1080 to 720 for 60fps.
    I turned it straight back.