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360s and tvs

Satanic JesusSatanic Jesus Hi, I'm Liam!with broken glassesRegistered User regular
edited July 2009 in Games and Technology
Would a 360 look really bad on a non-hd tv? And if it does look bad, how bad? Would it still look better than the PS2? Please forgive me if these questions are silly or seem noobish. I'd like to buy a 360 but don't want the games to look like ass.

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    FiggyFiggy Fighter of the night man Champion of the sunRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Well, it looks worse than an HD TV, but not awful.

    Remember, HD TVs weren't that common when the 360 was first released. You will find some problems with newer games and reading the text, but that's a fairly Rare problem.

    (Get it? RARE? Banjo and Kazooie? Oh man)

    If it's a decent size TV you should be fine.

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    DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    It'll look like HD content on a SD screen. Better than a PS2, for sure.

    The main pitfalls you'll encounter is that some games are simply not designed with SD screens in mind and can be harder to play because of it.

    The #1 example of that is Dead Rising -- all the text is extremely hard to read (due to small size and blurriness) on a SD screen.

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    BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Personally, the only problems I had was with reading text, but that was only in two games: Dead Rising, and Banjo-Kazooie.

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    Satanic JesusSatanic Jesus Hi, I'm Liam! with broken glassesRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Well, that's cool. Maybe one day I'll upgrade my tv to see the games all pretty.

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    unpurposedunpurposed Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I had a problem with this when I was playing Rainbow Six: Vegas on a non-HD flatscreen 20" tv. I couldn't ever make out the words because the text was so small and blurry. Happens on a lot of other games as well.

    Imagine my surprise when I got my HDTV and the first thing that amazed me was being able to read the text perfectly. Haha.

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