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ps3 720p vs 1080p

by alkahdoom / April 17, 2007 12:36 PM PDT

i have a question, i just bought a ps3, i went a good tv for it, now i know some games are in 108p resolution but most are in 720p..now if i buy a tv with 1080p will the 720p still come out in 720p or be downgraded to480p?...also, if i dont care about the few 1080p games should i just buy a good 720p plasma tv?..theyre like half the price!

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Up to you
by jackson dougless / April 17, 2007 11:35 PM PDT
In reply to: ps3 720p vs 1080p

Any 1080p TV should also be able to display 720p, so if you have a 1080p set, and a 720p game, it shouldn't be a problem to have the game show up in 720p.

As for just getting a 720p set, that's up to you. As time goes by, more and more games are likely to be made to support 1080p. Only you can really decide if you're willing to forgo all of those future games, or at least the ability to play them at full resolution. I should think a 1080p set today is going to be cheaper than a 720p set today, and then a 1080p set 2-3 years down the road, but it's entirely up to you. Do whichever makes the most sense to you.

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720p seems to be the standard...
by smokestakz / April 10, 2009 5:54 AM PDT
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i got a 32in. 720 AQUOS model....iwa doin a tally of 720p vs 1080p games that i have, and its about 80/20 favoring 720. even the brand new games i picked up, ( resident evil 5, killzone 2, and street fighter 4) are made with 720p coding....it looks great, colors and clarity are amazing...the only thing that really requires 1080p is the bluray movies. but if you have been doin your updates, blurays can now be watched in 720p, which looks amazing.i personally dont see the point in spending the extra cash on a 1080p set when most of the games are only 720p and HD broadcasts come in at 720p. Also, another not, having a 1080p tv thats smaller than 40in. is a waste of space and money....

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