720p vs 1080p

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  1. Prior22
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    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.
     
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    If your TV is 32 inches you will NEVER see any difference from 720p to 1080p
     
  3. Blaze163

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    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

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    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

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    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.