Gaming in HD

Do you use your gaming console as an HD source?

The most prevalent HD sources are gaming consoles. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 both offer 1080p output, and many games take advantage of this (though most are 720p).

A less common route, but perhaps with an even more vocal fanbase, is the home theater PC (HTPC): a computer designed to work in a living room/theater. Computers can easily create 1080p (and much more), and do more than just gaming and movie playback.

So the question is, what do you use for HD gaming? Do you have a console, but don't have it hooked up with HDMI or component for HD?

Are you a die-hard PC gamer who has transitioned your hobby to the big screen?

I'm curious to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

About the author

Geoffrey Morrison is a freelance writer/photographer for CNET, Forbes, and TheWirecutter. He also writes for Sound&Vision magazine, HDGuru.com, and several others. He was Editor in Chief of Home Entertainment magazine and before that, Technical Editor of Home Theater magazine. He is NIST and ISF trained, and has a degree in Television/Radio from Ithaca College. His bestselling first novel, Undersea, is available in paperback and as an ebook on Amazon, B&N, and elsewhere.

 

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