What's more important to you, 480p or 16:9?

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  1. JohnTKline

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    Just curious as to what's the more important feature you're looking for in a game. I noticed with the xbox 480p is just about standard, but not many games are listed as 16:9. Then the opposite is true for ps2...lots of 16:9 games,but little 480p.
    My vote is for 16:9 since I have a widescreen tv, that's what I hope for the most in the game features.

    John
     
  2. Jeffrey Forner

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    I have a 16:9 TV and I would say that 480p is more important to me. The graphics always look so much better that way. If a game doesn't support 16:9, I can easily place some mattes over the gray bars.
     
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    480p. Without even having to think hard.
     
  4. Joel Mack

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    480p here, too.
     
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    Well to be the black sheep, I'd say both since I also own a 16:9 set. 480p games look great, but 480p widescreen games are the shiznit!
    The Thing has offered true hope for those non 480p games. It looks great on my set moreso because I think it is widescreen, so it seems like a catch 22.
    To go off topic for a sec, I'd actually prefer 1080i (which by definition alone would deem it widescreen), but hey, people in hell want water right? [​IMG]
    Troy
     
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    Like just about every single gamesplayer in the UK, I can take advantage of 16x9, but not progressive scan. I'm also selfish, so its fairly obvious what I'd like.
     
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    480p. I love 16:9 support and all, but the added clarity of 480p has me so damn spoiled on my Xbox and Panny HDTV.

    Now bring on the 1080i
     
  8. Michael St. Clair

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    480p.
    But games are one of the reasons my HDTV is 4:3. [​IMG]
     
  9. JohnTKline

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    Good replies, but I'm still not swayed by 480p that much. Let me explain:
    I was a big quake 3 player which arguably had the best graphics around(pc), and we still turned it down to picmip 5,(if you've played q3 seriously, you know what I'm talking about), to be competitive. That Eye candy didn't win any competitions on the pc platform. So I still say widescreen games should be the bigger push, and gameplay before eye candy, imo, of course!

    Cheers,

    John
     
  10. Steve Iseman

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    I'd go with 16:9. It gives you a bigger picture. I can see the full field when playing games like NFL 2k3 and Madden 2003 so it makes it easier to see if receivers on the outside are covered.
     
  11. Michael St. Clair

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    John,

    I'd never play a mouse-based FPS like Q3 with interlaced graphics. The combing would make it much harder to snipe distant targets when panning from side to side.
     
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    Well i guess it depends on what type of set you have........i can't imagine anyone with a 16:9 set wanting a 480p output first and no 'windowbox' bars second, maybe it's just me.

    Plus most (all?) 16:9 sets have a line-doubler anyways no?

    My set takes 480i and ups it to 960i which can be indistinguishable from a lot of 480p material in my experience.

    I have my PS2 running via component into a 65" 16:9 Sony xbr set...the 480i PS2 output is upconverted to 960i by the Sony xbr .....the picture is about as dense and free of line-structure as possible.....true p-scan input may improve thinghs slighlty but i bet it may be hard to tell on some titles with this system.
     
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    ...are PS2 video games with a '480p' output option actually
    'mastered' as 480p or have these titles simply enabled somesort of 'downstream upconversion' inside PS2 from 480i to 480p...obviously i don't understand enough about how video games are produced...but my assumption was that the PS2 was just deinterlacing an essentially 480i source, so i assumed
    the sony doubler in my xbr was doing a fairly close job on 480i titles....be that as it may, Wipeout Fusion in 16:9 on my 65xbr10w looks fantastic...960i and all....
     
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    As a football gamer I'll take 16:9 so I can see more real estate! My Panny has a good line doubler, true not as good as 480p, but not too shabby. I don't like the games stretched out (bothers me more than having 480i upconverted).
    Still, I'd like to have the cake AND eat it, so both 480p and 16:9 please! [​IMG]
     
  17. Dave F

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    480p for me. Increased clarity and better colors. 480i shows up all drab and ucky (that's the technical term [​IMG] ).
    -Dave
     

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