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Old 03-07-2013, 20:54
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Hi there, I just recently bought a new HD ready tv, this one and slightly panicked thinking that it might not work on the next generation consoles.

Anyone tech savvy and knows if it's okay or if I'm stuffed. Much appreciated.
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Old 03-07-2013, 21:23
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It has HDMI input so I'm sure it'll be fine.

It's a 1366x768 pixel screen, rather than 1920x1080 so you won't get all the detail possible, but it should still give decent results.
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Old 03-07-2013, 22:11
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You should be fine. I imagine we'll see many games next gen running natively in 1080p, but your TV will just downscale them to 720p. The difference between 1080p and 720p is negligible on bigger screens (40 inch+) unless you sit very close, and even harder to detect on screens below 40 inch, so you've nothing to worry about.
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Old 04-07-2013, 23:50
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You should be fine. I imagine we'll see many games next gen running natively in 1080p, but your TV will just downscale them to 720p. The difference between 1080p and 720p is negligible on bigger screens (40 inch+) unless you sit very close, and even harder to detect on screens below 40 inch, so you've nothing to worry about.
I don't think the TV can accept a 1080p signal, the down scaling will have to be done by the console. Also I disagree that the difference is neglegable, I can easily tell the difference on my 32 inch gaming TV (I do sit about a 1.5 meters away though).
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:05
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I don't think the TV can accept a 1080p signal, the down scaling will have to be done by the console. Also I disagree that the difference is neglegable, I can easily tell the difference on my 32 inch gaming TV (I do sit about a 1.5 meters away though).
You're within the optimal viewing distance then. You really need to be sitting closer than 6ft to tell the difference at that size.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:49
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You're within the optimal viewing distance then. You really need to be sitting closer than 6ft to tell the difference at that size.
I woud agree with that, if I were to sit 2 meters or more away I probably wouldn't be able to tell if its 720 or 1080.

I guess it depends on the setting, in a games room you will often be closer than say a living room (which 32 inch would be to small for IMO)
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:30
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(which 32 inch would be to small for IMO)
Depends on the size and orientation of your living room as well as personal preference, I would've thought.
I'm very happy with a 32" screen in my living room and we sit about 2-3 metres from it. Spent twenty-odd years watching telly on smaller CRT screens at bigger distances so that does me right for the home
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:59
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Cheers guys so I have nothing to worry about
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:13
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Cheers guys so I have nothing to worry about
The only thing I'd say is why go for 720p when you could get 1080p and know for certain that you're safe?
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:18
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The only thing I'd say is why go for 720p when you could get 1080p and know for certain that you're safe?
I agree, you can get a branded 1080p TV for 200 so I see no reason why you would plunge for 720p.
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:31
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The only thing I'd say is why go for 720p when you could get 1080p and know for certain that you're safe?
Because he's already bought it?

(Although I agree with you .... I would have gone full HD as well ....)
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:25
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My Samsung full HD is worse than my kids polaroid (yes really) HD Ready. I think the problem with the next gen won't be connectivity it will be the games themselves. When I went back to a CRT a couple of month ago there were games I couldn't play because the instructions on screen were too small and the writing too sharp so I couldn't see it. I think this is more likely to happen.
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Old 05-07-2013, 15:25
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I have a 30 foot lounge but I still sit with my nose against the screen when gaming

I definitely think my 40" 1080p is markedly better than 720p.
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Old 05-07-2013, 15:33
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You dont see many 720s anymore, considering you can get a cheap 1080 from most places. Anyway, yeah it should be ok, but I think some games may only ship with higher res settings so you may not be able to play some games (this isnt confirmed, but I have heard it touted a few places, but I cannot see them cutting off some gamers with "lesser" TVs)
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Old 05-07-2013, 16:00
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When I went back to a CRT a couple of month ago there were games I couldn't play because the instructions on screen were too small and the writing too sharp so I couldn't see it. I think this is more likely to happen.
Reminds me of when I got my first 360, we only had a 28" widescreen CRT at the time and some games with text (Oblivion, for example) were a nightmare. When we got our HD screen in 2007 it was like someone had scrubbed my eyes
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Old 05-07-2013, 16:18
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The model mentioned (Sharp LC32LD135K) does not support 1080p according to Sharp's own site:

http://www.sharp.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/...LD135K&cat=111

So when setting up your console, just like existing machines, choose a resolution output that doesn't exceed your panel resolution (or choose '720p' if that's a quick option).
If they're similar to the existing generation, they'll start up initially at a lower resolution and let you choose your default setup, so it should work out of the box anyway - but look better once you choose a matching output for your screen.
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