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Hi everyone,

I just bought a ps3 and uncharted 2, woohoo!

That said, at home I have my sig rig monitor (1600x900 LCD), when I hook up my ps3 and set it to 720p it looks pretty bad. the upscaling the monitor does is ugly

My tv is a 27" 4:3 tube. I'm playing right now in 480i via component cables which looks decent considering.

That said, I'm wondering if I should go for a 1080p monitor? I know most ps3 games output at 720p or 1080i anyway, will it look lousy if the monitor upscales?

Or would i be better of just getting a 720p TV?

OR is there some secret trick where I can set the ps3 to 1600x900 resolution to make it look prettier.

Appreciate any feedback, ps3 is good times.
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post #2 of 21
IMO, a 1080p monitor reveals just how ugly PS3 rendering is. Playing BFBC2 and New Vegas side-by-side on a 1080 with my pc made me want to cry.
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yah, went it comes to multiplatform games I go with pc version 100%, I picked up a ps3 cuz i was kinda bored of the present pc games I was playing.

Sounds like something 720pish would be best then.
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I have a 2333 Samsung HD (HDTV monitor) 23".

it looks like utter crap. I don't get why? is it the video processing?

BUT when I hook it up on our 47" LG LK520.. it looks so much more amazing..

It seems to me that some pixel density matters a bit... on a bigger tv with the same native res.. there appears to be significantly less noticeable JAGGIES.. but on a 23" monitor (compared to 47").. damn my eyes hurt.

can someone explain this? Is it because the "chips" or image processors on higher end tv are better than the cheap hdtv monitors? (from 2+ years ago)
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post #5 of 21
How much are you willing to spend? How far away will you be sitting? If you get a TV, the lack of detail in the PS3 won't be as noticeable. A monitor on the other hand will reveal all of the imperfections and textures.
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I have a 2333 Samsung HD (HDTV monitor) 23".

it looks like utter crap. I don't get why? is it the video processing?)
I have the same 23" monitor, and my PS3 looks gorgeous on it. Plain and simple.
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post #7 of 21
I have a 37" LG and it's great for my PS3 gaming. The only thing I don't like is how the PS3 can play games at 1080p, but a lot of games are gimped down to 720p for the 360, so there's always a bunch of jaggies.
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Screen: Plasma
Make: Panasonic
Model: P50G25
Size: 50 Inch
Price: Well I payed $829.99


It is just insane, how good this model reproduces images, and colors. Top Picture Quality. Virtually no lag, since Plasma are inherently faster than any LCD/LED screen.
Edited by -Id- - 8/17/11 at 2:19am
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post #9 of 21

I was under the impression that the ps3 was 1080p native. I also know that many games are designed to run at 60 fps (but by no means most games).

Wipeout HD is an absolute eyegasm on my 42 inch LG 1080p 60 Hz LCD


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post #10 of 21
i jut changed from a 32" hdtv 720p set, to a 32" 1080p set and the 1080p set looks a lot better with the ps3,specially uncharted.go for a 1080p set,
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