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shithead
09-07-2009, 11:26 AM
I have an older Magnavox 37 inch LCD HDTV that is 720p/1080i. I'm really wanting to get a PS3 Slim, but with my size TV and resolution i'm worried that i won't notice much of a difference.

Anyone here with a 720p/1080i set?

Is it worth it?

maybrick
09-07-2009, 12:14 PM
I can't tell the difference between 1080i and 1080p. A lot of others can but fortunately I'm not one of them.

SaviniFan
09-07-2009, 01:13 PM
Your games and blu-ray will look great on a 32" 720p set. You are not really going to see any difference with a 1080p set unless you are 40" or larger. It's an excellent system. I've had my PS3 fat for nearly 2 years and originally had it on a 32" 720p LCD. I say go for it.

Vlachio
09-07-2009, 01:35 PM
I have an older Magnavox 37 inch LCD HDTV that is 720p/1080i. I'm really wanting to get a PS3 Slim, but with my size TV and resolution i'm worried that i won't notice much of a difference.

Anyone here with a 720p/1080i set?

Is it worth it?


I have both 720p & 1080i I see no difference. I can't tell the difference at all. I hope that answers your question.

othervoice1
09-07-2009, 04:39 PM
if your talking about seeing a difference from your regular dvds/games compared to hd via 720p/1080i then yes you should see a difference no doubt.

Paff
09-07-2009, 05:24 PM
With a television SMALLER than 50", and at a distance GREATER than 10', the human eye can not detect the difference between 720p and 1080p

TheShape
09-08-2009, 01:34 AM
With a television SMALLER than 50", and at a distance GREATER than 10', the human eye can not detect the difference between 720p and 1080p

I totally agree. Most games are still in 720p even today, blu-ray will look great an the recent price drop suddenly makes the PS3 the most interesting console on the market right now IMHO. Your regular dvds will look great too with the upscaling that the PS3 can do.

I am the happy owner of a 720p projector (http://www.horrordvds.com/vb3forum/showpost.php?p=606462&postcount=50) and a PS3 for 2 years now and I'm not in any rush to upgrade to 1080p. I had a 480p projector before and the jump from 480p to 720p is much more noticable than going from 720p to 1080p and I have a 100" image so on a 37'', like Paff just said, it won't make much of a difference.

Mutilated Prey
09-08-2009, 01:42 AM
With a television SMALLER than 50", and at a distance GREATER than 10', the human eye can not detect the difference between 720p and 1080p

Yup - I have a 50" Panny Plasma 720p/1080i and I sit about 10-12' away. I can't tell the difference, but what I do know is that it looks great!

othervoice1
09-08-2009, 04:31 AM
Is the question can he tell the difference from a regular tv with no hd compared to an hd set with 720p/1080i or is the question can he tell the difference from 1080i to 1080p? I thought he meant will he be able to tell a difference from a standard television set if he goes to an hd set that does 720p or 1080i. If so then yes you will be able to tell a difference with no doubt! If you are wondering if you should wait to get a ps3 until you have a 1080p tv then my opinion is no you do not have to wait- 720p or 1080i will work quite well with your ps3.
In fact when I first got my ps3 all I had was a 43" rear projection Hitachi that did 1080i only and not even 720p- that was a mess cuz many of the ps3 games only do 720p but I wont get into all that on here. My games and movies looked great on my old set- they look a tad better on my new lcd but they looked just fine before too.

shithead
09-08-2009, 04:42 AM
Thanks for the feedback everyone, it's looking like i will finally make the plunge.

The prices are just too good, Amazon has Texas Chainsaw, Halloween, and Dawn Of The Dead Blu's right now all for around $12...and you can't beat that. And American Werewolf In London is getting ready to come out and it's around 16 bucks, the DVD is higher in some places!!

Also Trick R' Treat will be getting extras only on Blu-Ray, so it looks like Blu is slowly but surely taking over.

shithead
09-08-2009, 04:47 AM
With a television SMALLER than 50", and at a distance GREATER than 10', the human eye can not detect the difference between 720p and 1080p

That's pretty close to my usual viewing distance, so to notice any difference on my 37 inch I should probably sit a bit closer?

Paff
09-08-2009, 07:08 AM
There was a graph somewhere, on distance, screen size, and resolution. As in, what the most the human eye could detect at a certain distance from a certain screen size. I stick with that less than 50" greater than 10' as a pretty good guideline.

Yes, if you get closer, much closer to a 37" screen, then you will be able to detect the greater resolution of 1080p. Or conversely, if you're staying at 10', then you'd have to increase the size of the screen.

shithead
09-08-2009, 11:26 AM
Alright last question, and sorry if this sounds kind of stupid...just trying to cover all the bases, and I don't want any unexpected surprises.

I don't have a surround sound receiver, so I would basically be relying on my TV speakers for sound. Using an HDMI cable, would I be able to get sound through my two TV speakers? Would I be able to just plug the HDMI to my PS3 and TV and automatically have sound?

Also, lets say a Blu-disc only has 5.1 as an audio option and no 2.0. Would I be able to get sound choosing 5.1?.........hopefully this makes sense.

Mutilated Prey
09-08-2009, 03:03 PM
Alright last question, and sorry if this sounds kind of stupid...just trying to cover all the bases, and I don't want any unexpected surprises.

I don't have a surround sound receiver, so I would basically be relying on my TV speakers for sound. Using an HDMI cable, would I be able to get sound through my two TV speakers? Would I be able to just plug the HDMI to my PS3 and TV and automatically have sound?

Also, lets say a Blu-disc only has 5.1 as an audio option and no 2.0. Would I be able to get sound choosing 5.1?.........hopefully this makes sense.

1. Yes. HDMI passes video and audio through one cable. As long as you have an HDMI input on your TV you're all set.

2. Yes. This is why whenever I "clone" DVD's I alway just take the 5.1 if I want it to fit on a single layer. It will always play. It's the DTS that will only play through a receiver that can decode it.

So the answer is "yes" to both your questions. The Auto Setup on a PS3 is pretty smart too - it figures out what your setup can handle from an audio /video point of view and makes it work.