Where's the High-Def Games????

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  1. 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?
     
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    IGN just said that the Xbox version of Burnout supports 720p (and the announcement mentions 1080i support).
     
  3. 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
     
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    Is it really coming out this month? I think everyone here will buy it if the 1080i is really there.
     
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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
     
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    (drool)
     
  7. Ernie S

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    I think they're just spouting some marketing BS.

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

     
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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. [​IMG]
    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?
     
  9. 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...
     
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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...
     
  11. 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.
     
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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.
     
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    That sucks [​IMG] A guy in the software forum says that it says "HDTV compatible" on the back, maybe that just means 480p [​IMG]
     
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    Hell, 480i could be considered "HDTV compatible". [​IMG]
     
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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 ...
     
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    LOL [​IMG]
    Not only that but they figured out a way to display 1080i and 720p with a 640x480 image. Acclaim is amazing!!
     
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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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