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Does PS2 support HD??

Discussion in 'Playstation Forums' started by clarky78, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. clarky78

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    I read that GT3 can support 1080i? if this is the case can you get an upgrade for hd like the x-box?
     
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    afaik there is not HD setting for the PS2, i would of thought that you will just need component video leads and a display capable of 1080i and set the video output of the ps2 to CyPbPr
     
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    only the american gt4 had the 1080i option via component. All the uk ps2 offers is ntsc progressive for dvd playback (u dont even get pal progressive).
     
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    What about if I had a UK PS2 that could play American games? Would it be worth getting an American copy of GT4 rather than a UK one?
     
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    The Japanese PS2 also has 1080i with GT4.

    U have to use component or the D4 conection available on Japanese TVs.

    Hardly any games offer 1080i though. Even if the hardware does.

    Better just wait for the PS3 in my opinion.
     
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    There's quite a few PS2 games that run in 480p (and like people have said GT4 runs at 480p & 1080i). As Pooontang said though there's no setting on the PS2 to swap between PAL and NTSC. If you want 480p then you need to get the NTSC versions of the games that support it. See here for a list of games that support HD. :smashin:
     
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    Er. 480p isn't HD though is it?
     
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    No. Officially, 720p and above is HD. But still, 480p is better than nothing!
     
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    No, 480p is normal definition, just in progressive scan. Generally though it is grouped together (albeit wrongly) with the HD resolutions (720p, 1080i & 1080p) when people discuss HD.

    The quality of 480p over 480i is huge though, and (apart from a few X-Box games and 1 PS2 game) that's as good as it gets until we get the 360.
     
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    The quality between 480p to 480i is only substantial in video games if the game itself isn't using a good anti-flicker mechanism and it isn't simply faking 480p.

    FYI many Xbox games fake 480p and above via the upconverter chips used in the XBox output displays. To offer a true 480p with HD quality the game would need to run at 60fps so that each Htz is matched with a NEW full frame and not simply the same frame doubled. In a sense, 60fps @ 60Htz would equal a higher defenition of image quality than 480i because, even though the resolution is the same, a new FULL frame of information is being updated with each field.

    It's sort of like an Xbox game running at 30fps in 480p theoreticaly won't look any better than an Xbox game running at 60fps in 480i.
    Assuming your TV is properly calibrated by an ISF technician.

    This is why GT4 at 1080i isn't much better than GT4 and 480p.
    Although, 1080i does aleviate most of the horrible jaggies.

    And I'm not sure if you meant to say 1 1080i PS2 game or 1 480p PS2 game?
    There are many, many, many, 480p capable PS2 games.
    Most of them are undocumented for some odd reason.
    An example would be Burnout 3.
     
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    When my X-Box is set to NTSC with 480p, 720p & 1080i set on then my PJ tells me that it's receiving a 480p or 720p signal when a relevant game is being played. The image quality when run in 480p is much better than when the same game is played in PAL at 480i using the same cables.

    I thought that my original post was fairly self explanatory. The comment I made (see below) simply said that apart from a few X-Box games (a few 720p & 1080i games) and one PS2 game (GT4 in 1080i) the best that we generally get at the moment is 480p. This will all change with the 360 when 720p becomes the norm.

    If you read my previous post -

    - then you will realise that I am well aware of the amount of PS2 games that run in 480p ;) .

    Most of them (not all) are documented here - including Burnout 3. :smashin:
     
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    :D CAS pwns Powerdude!!!
     

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