HD or SD?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by R2DJ, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. R2DJ
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    R2DJ GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    OK so these are the 360 games that I own:
    • Lips
    • Guitar Hero World Tour
    • Halo 3
    • Ninja Gaiden 2
    • The Orange Box
    They are all optimised for HD and most importantly, they all use the 16:9 aspect ratio.

    I am currently using a 17" standard monitor for Xbox 360 gaming. I use a VGA cable, 1280 x 1024 (optimum res) and it looks superb. Everything looks clear and all that but these are the drawbacks:
    • Since I am using the monitor for PC as well, I have to plug and unplug cables, which is a bit of a hassle.
    • Screen is a bit small (I found it too small for Halo 3)
    • In some games i.e. Guitar Hero, I get black bars just to retain the widescreen aspect ratio.
    Before I used the monitor for my 360, I used a 44" CRT RPTV. I use a RGB SCART cable on it, which is good. Everything's alright as well but here are the drawbacks:
    • 480i and only 480i. Not HD, obviously
    • I think it has overscan so the picture may look to be too big for the screen.
    • I use a 5.1 surround for gaming with the monitor and this telly only has Dolby Virtual.
    I'm asking you people on which display should I stick with. The 17" one or the 44" one?
     
  2. geminisama

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    The 17", especially if you ever decide to buy some of the rpgs.
     
  3. Radiopools

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    Yeah I would def stick to the 17" monitor, much easier to deal with and it sounds like the picture is fine [​IMG]
     
  4. HokageNaruto

    HokageNaruto GBAtemp Regular

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    ya i'd stick with the 17". Playing halo on a screen that size isnt that bad [​IMG]