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Ernie S

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What's the hold-up of Hi-Def Game Software? I keep hearing of games in 1080i, but none have been released yet, whassup?
 

Gary King

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IGN just said that the Xbox version of Burnout supports 720p (and the announcement mentions 1080i support).
 

Dean Cooper

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Another one to watch is Test Drive. It was anounced quite a while back and is still listed as supporting HD. Due out this month.

Dean
 

Camp

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Is it really coming out this month? I think everyone here will buy it if the 1080i is really there.
 

Dean Cooper

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Looks like Burn Out supports 1080i and 720p. you can check out the features here.
This game is due out tomorrow.
Dean
 

Ernie S

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I think they're just spouting some marketing BS.

In the beginning of the above link they say...

High resolution: Burnout runs at 640x480 resolution for incredibly sharp and detailed graphics.
I kinda' believe the second quote, so...

I'm gonna' wait until the others buy it first!
 

Jason Harbaugh

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I haven't personally tried this game yet but from others it sounds like it is yet another case of a Game Developer not knowing what the heck Hi Def actually is. :angry:
The folks that tried to run the game in 1080i have set the dashboard to 1080i yes, 720p yes and the tv reports only getting a 480p signal. They even said 480p: no to force it to choose the higher res but then the image reverted back to 480i.
Anyone else confirm this?
 

Jason Harbaugh

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Actually in the press release there is mention of it supporting 480p and 720p, but no 1080i. The person that I mentioned in the above post has a tv that supports 1080i but not 720p.

There's hope yet...
 

Andrew Grall

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Darn... I have one of those sets that upconverts 480 to 540p and is capable of 1080i, but not 720p... I hope this game or Test Drive supports 1080i...
 

Larry Seno Jr.

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Called EB, they were clueless, I'll wait and see. Ill buy a SHITTY game JUST to use the HD portion of my HDTV as it has gone sorely underused.
 

JoshF

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Larry:

Stopped by VideoGamesters in NYC this morning and they said it runs in 480p at best. I didn't buy it and try it myself (my tv in 480i anyway), but these guys know their stuff.

Oh well. Hope they're wrong.
 

Larry Seno Jr.

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That sucks :frowning: A guy in the software forum says that it says "HDTV compatible" on the back, maybe that just means 480p :frowning:
 

Daren Welsh

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I personally like this statement: "Burnout is crisp and interlace-free when displayed on a High-Definition TV, running up to 1080i or 720p!"

So am I to understand they have developed a way to display 1080i without interlacing? Interesting ...
 

Jason Harbaugh

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LOL :)
Not only that but they figured out a way to display 1080i and 720p with a 640x480 image. Acclaim is amazing!!
 

Dave F

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The person that I mentioned in the above post has a tv that supports 1080i but not 720p.
This would also be true of most people that have HDTVs. We've had a Mits, Toshiba, and Sony in our house, and none displayed native 720p. At best, the Sony accepts a 720p input, but converts it to 480p.

I'm not saying that Burnout supports 720p - I have no way to tell. But I'm betting that most people have no way to tell either.

On a semi-related note, wouldn't a 1080i image be easier to produce than 720p?

-Dave
 

JoshF

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Dave:

One would think, yes. But the truth is that no one, especially in the gaming industry, is really bothering with HD resolutions (unless you count 480p, which I don't).

They're using it for marketing speak, but they're not applying it.
 

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