PS3 looks washed out compared to xbox 360

FizzyWolf

Standard Member
I've been playing on my PS3 for the last few weeks, yesterday I came to play my xbox360 (via VGA) and I noticed how much more vived and colourful it was compared to the ps3, the ps3 looks pale and washed out.

Does anyone else agree?
 

Kahled

Novice Member
How do you have your PS3 connected?

On my setup I think they look pretty much the same for colour depth and vibrancy, certainly neither looks noticably superior to the other.
 

MarVell

Active Member
No, my PS3 via component looks better than my 360 via component or VGA. I suppose it depends on what TV you have and what settings you use.
 

james.miller

Well-known Member
i believe its down to a contrast/brightness issue with the hdmi outpu, its been mentioned on here before. there seems to be a bit of a bug where black isnt really black, but more grey. to compensate i've jsut had to lower the brightness another 7 steps or so and it's all fine again. its a good job i can have separate settings for each input.

i'd imagine a software update is all thats needed.
 

Kahled

Novice Member
Via a QED HDMI cable.
Odd.

If you'd said anything other than HDMI I might have been inclined to think it a cabling issue but obviously not.

Mind you I do connect the 360 via component rather than VGA because I found that image better so that might account for me not noticing a difference.

Hope you get it sorted because by all conventional wisdom they should be looking equally as good.

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Call of Duty 3 - Xbox 360 vs. PS3 vs. Wii Comparison
Well I've not done a direct game to game comparrison like that simply because (1) it is pointless buying the same gae on two different machines, and (2) generaly one will look better than the other because of the game being ported rather than written specifically for that machine. Looking at lead platform games or exclusives is a far better indicator of the quality of the output on the machine.
 

Lord Bunky

Active Member
I use the QED Qunex HDMI-P. PQ is unreal on my PS3. :smashin:
 

jaminben

Active Member
I use a Pioneer Plasma via HDMI for the PS3 and I have to agree the PS3 colors are not as vibrant as the xbox360. Unfortunalty for me I cant do anything about it as both consoles run via an AV amp. If I changed the brightness etc it would then impact the colors for the xbox360 and SkyHD. Lets hope sony release a small update to address this issue.
 

english_bob

Active Member
I've been playing on my PS3 for the last few weeks, yesterday I came to play my xbox360 (via VGA) and I noticed how much more vived and colourful it was compared to the ps3, the ps3 looks pale and washed out.

Does anyone else agree?
Depends really on your connection and display. There you go. The End
 
Someone correct me If I`m wrong but as far as I`m aware the PS3 uses RGB colour space via hdmi for games which means the picture is far brighter than component colour space what the 360 uses. I have to drop my brightness -20 compared to my 360 settings, which I don`t mind to be honest as I tend to find the 360 image a little to dark on some games for my liking.

If you look in Bluray/dvd settings you will find it gives you the option to alter the colour space for movie playback ( HDMI can do RGB and Component colour space) component is default which it should be. No option to alter it for games though.
 

Member 55145

Distinguished Member
i believe its down to a contrast/brightness issue with the hdmi outpu, its been mentioned on here before. there seems to be a bit of a bug where black isnt really black, but more grey. to compensate i've jsut had to lower the brightness another 7 steps or so and it's all fine again. its a good job i can have separate settings for each input.

i'd imagine a software update is all thats needed.
that may not be a ps3 issue.
my ps3 is perfectly fine for blacks when watching dvd, web browsing or playing games.

tbh i think its probably the tv has seperate calibrations for hdmi and component and some people just havent adjusted them.

just to reiterate i have no problems with an overly bright picture on my tv from hdmi for sky hd or ps3, and i dont have it for component on my 360, wii or sky hd.

only problem i run into is 360 looks washed out and grey with the official vga cable which is why i never use it
 

Pebb

Distinguished Member
In my view the color is more better on the PS3 over the Xbox 360.
 

psikey

Distinguished Member
Totally other way for me. The 360 over VGA or component is nowhere near as sharp, bright, vibrant as my PS3 over HDMI to my Bravia.
 

Member 55145

Distinguished Member
id agree with tvr and psi, ps3 looks tonnes better on HI DEF movies and games compared to 360, and im not ps3 fanboy i only wanted it for blu-ray as theres sod all out there on the 360 hd-dvd front (and they dont have casino royal)
 
Someone correct me If I`m wrong but as far as I`m aware the PS3 uses RGB colour space via hdmi for games which means the picture is far brighter than component colour space what the 360 uses. I have to drop my brightness -20 compared to my 360 settings, which I don`t mind to be honest as I tend to find the 360 image a little to dark on some games for my liking.

If you look in Bluray/dvd settings you will find it gives you the option to alter the colour space for movie playback ( HDMI can do RGB and Component colour space) component is default which it should be. No option to alter it for games though.
You can also set YCbCr since Firmware 1.3 for HDMI, I believe it's both for games and BD playback, but I could be wrong on that, I can't remember what menu setting it was under.
 

Dave2

Well-known Member
I have played this game on both formats and to be honest there is no difference in the game.

Xbox 360 colours stand out more due to the component but if i put it on the VGA looks identicle to the PS3


Overall you get the same experience from the game in graphics and sound on both ps3 and xbox 360
 

AndyPee!!

Novice Member
hi, 'nothin better to do, so i ran a test, 360 on component vs ps3 on hdmi, as i have 2 copies of nba home court...
The 360 is definately very slightly brighter and the colours just that fraction more vivid, im running a 37inch tosh wlt58, the ps3 is using a high end hdmi, the 360, a genuine m/s component cable...
 

jaminben

Active Member
the ps3 is using a high end hdmi, the 360, a genuine m/s component cable...
It doesnt matter what sort of HDMI lead you use, a cheap £9.99 lead from ebay works just as well as a £100+ lead.
 
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pierrecarey

Guest
I have been playing my ps3 through HDMI and ots soooo clear, i go to play my 360 and i see how superior the ps3 actually is - and its only just launched, the games will be top notch in 2 or 3 months time.
 

AndyPee!!

Novice Member
yeah i know the score on digital leads and quality, just wanted to clear it up, incase someone said it was down to the lead as in a previous post...
i bought the lead from asda, it was a £40 phillips one that asda are reducing down to £12, bargain for well made branded lead...
 

AndyPee!!

Novice Member
just looked at 'fizzys link on comparisons, 360 seems to win hands down on all the titles shown :( but i reckon its gonna take some time for developers to get fully used to the ps3 and its capabilities, they have had a little longer with the 360 i guess...
and your not gonna be able to play Devil May Cry on a 360!!
 

marshall_nathan

Novice Member
I BELIVE IS ONLY ABOUT YOUR TV SET.I HAVE MY PS3 TROUGHT HDMI AND 360 TROUGHT COMPONENT ON MY SONY BRAVIA W2000 40.BOTH SET UP LOOK GREAT,CLEAR AND SHARP,MORE THAN HAPPY HERE:clap: :clap: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 

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