242w ago - Gaming in high definition provides the best possible picture and sound quality, and allows us to play the games they were meant to be played.
The Final Fantasy series has had a long history of amazing prerendered cutscenes and equally as beautiful real time graphics.
With the wait until FFXIII launches we can't help but think how good these graphics can get. The folks over at Intermezzo ran a series of comparison shots of the Japanese demo on high end HD TV's and the good old family analogue.
The models used to compare were:
• 14 inch Sony WEGA (2000)
• 50 inch Pioneer plasma (2006)
With about $3,600 and six years separating them it wasn't going to be hard to guess what the results would be. What was surprising however was how bad the analogue picture looked even without the comparison.
With square promising that they were working hard on making it so that text was readable on SD TV's we may have another case of unreadable text that was found in Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts and Capcoms Dead Rising.
The economy being in the state that it is, those who haven't yet purchased a HD TV may just have to settle on these blurry graphics for just a while longer... although most people that can afford a PS3 probably have an HD TV.
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I had a discussion with a friend not too long ago about the difference HD can make with newer games. Her perspective was that she didn't need to get an HD TV in order for the new games to be playable. I tried comparing playing HD games on an SD TV to playing a Super Nintendo on a Black and White TV. I mean sure you could do it, and sure it's playable, but it's not the experience the developers intended you to have.
HD TVs (and computer monitors supporting HDM and Component) have been coming down in price and can be just as affordable as the console itself.
in order for them to up the anty on the HD part, the SDtvs will have to unfortunately suffer. If they were to make it so it looks descent on both TVs than you wouldn't have the awesome quality and crystal clear imaging on the HDtvs cause it needs to downgrade to make it usable/playable on a non-HDtv.
I remember I used to have a 720P TV set and was playing resistance. Picture was clear as a whistle. I than upgraded to a 1080P Set and it wasn't clear and a bit pixalated. mainly due to the games max is 720P and TV upscaled the image.
I think its more down to the company's that don't really educate the general population about the differences, or most people don't really care about learning they'd rather someone else just hooked it up for them. I personally like to do everything myself, my home theatre was assembled by me, my PC was built by me, hell if I could build the PS3 from the ground up I probably would just for the hell of it
I agree with the majority here, it would seem that 9 out of 10 people that I hook up there tv/surround sound systems do not have clue what the different cables are for & most just match the colors until every hole is filled thinking that will solve the problem. They are amazed when I pull a handful of cables out & go "here you don't need these"