PsTV question.

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by RichardLaughter_, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. RichardLaughter_
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    I noticed there was an option for 480 on the pstv's resolution options, so I was wondering if I would get better visuals if I ran it through a hdmi to composite converter to a standard def tv, since the native resolution of the vita is bigger than 480.
     
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    First of, composite can only do 240p or 480i. Vita TV can only do 480p, 720p (default), or 1080i.

    No, stick with 720p on HDTV. Downscaling only makes it look worse since you are introducing scaling artifacts.
     
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    You sure? o.o I did a comparison between 480p and 720p and I noticed more jaggies in DOA at 720. Wouldn't it downsample from the vita's resolution to 480p?
     
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    Downscaling and upscaling all introduce scaling artifacts. There is simply no point in going down. Besides you are going from progressive to interlace. That type of conversion simply adds more lags to the footage.

    If you like how 480i looks then go for it. It seems you already have your answer beforehand.
     
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    Hey, thats cool! [​IMG]The pstv still screenshots in native instead of the upscaled resolution. Can't even do a comparison shot. QQ
     
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    720p is best option. Why there even is options for 480p and 1080i as no sane person would use those. 1080i does upscale better as Vita is qHD, but interlacing will ruin gained benefit completely.
    Of course with 480p there will be less jaggies as resolution is downscaled which basically acts as antialiasing, but at the same time means you get less of the game as resolution is lowered from internal rendered one instead of having internal resolution raised. You should've expected that from 100€ device designed to play portable games. If you want to make comparison shots you need capture card which supports up to 1080i. I have capture card but sold my Vita TV ages ago.
     
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    Haha turns out my tv has a filter of sorts built in that blurs jaggies. (Made for pc mode), but I have been using it on the pstv and it looks pretty decentish now. :D