720p vs. 1080p for the Visually Impaired

 
 
 

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Hellsrage
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While I too am not visually impaired, yes I do see a difference.

And I too also like playing games at max as long as my PC doesn't explode that is, but I would compromise if my PC couldn't handle the game.

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Hmm...I've found it really above all else depends on the quality of the Monitor or TV. Example, my Sharp Aquos 60" LCD/LED TV I cannot tell the difference between 1080i vs 1080p, but I can tell the difference with 1080(i/p) vs 720p. There's also a sizable quality difference between my older LG 50" 1080i plasma.

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Most DVD's are 720x480 (480i) which can be improved with upscaling, or Blu-Ray 1080p (excluding anamorphic's 1440Ă—1080 and 720p) so my typical experience with 720p has been with NetFlix and currently with HULU Plus. I recently compared the Iron Man 2, Thor, etc with my Sony BR player (1080i vs 1080p) vs NetFix (to my understanding is using EyeIO compression) vs FiOS (EPIX HD on demand) and even there I can see the BR's superior. So if I were to place in order: BR, FiOS <=close=> NetFlix, and HULU Plus (720p).

Yep, I can see the differences in 720p vs 1080p.

Bottom-line, again what really makes all the 'difference' is in the quality of the Monitor, settings and it's size. To be clear I am no expert so I am just stating my own observations. Also, I can can tell the difference between 60Hz and 120Hz either in Gaming with my Acer 3D 120Hz monitors or our 120Hz LCD/LED TV - 'fluidity.' Problems - then there's the quality of older LCD's or Plasma displays where you might not be able to readily see the differences. I'm sure someday when 4K OLED's are common place it's going to make me think I had cataracts growing-up. No doubt there's better monitor's than my stuff -- the question was seeing differences of "720p vs. 1080p" - my answer is it depends.

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Anonymous

Wow this is my first time being to your site, looks sharp.

I have 15/20 vision in both eyes and I notice a massive difference while watching BOTH games on a desktop monitor and watching movies on a 50+ inch plasma television. I just care more about about monitors because you sit much closer. I can see the individual pixels on a 23" 1080p desktop monitor (asus) sitting 3-4 feet away from the monitor.

Anonymous

I don't think you answered their question correctly.
As I don't know the exact wording of their question I'm not too sure.
But being visually impaired myself I think I would have an idea.
I believe they are talking about in Windows, not games.
When you're in Windows and you're running in 720p everything is much lager then if you're running in 1080p.
If it's larger it's therefore easier to see.
But if it's higher res then it's sharper.
I personally struggle with this problem all the time!

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This was more of a general 720p vs 1080p question, not a specific Win 7 accessibility question. Although here are the Win 7 accessibility features: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-accessibility-features-does-Windows-offer

And here's the Win 7 magnifier: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Make-items-on-the-screen-appear-bigger-Magnifier

Anonymous

I just bought an LED 1080p monitor, and i plugged into my pc using a DVI-D Single link cable. It has a nice image quality except when I play movies or videos on fullHD. it looks blurry, like little dots. A monitor issue? A cable issue? or just the screen can't handle that?

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What monitor do you have?

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Forgot to say i'm using a GTX 550 Ti, no adapters.

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AOC LED e2243Fw 21.5 inch 1920x1080 60Hz. As i said before, i'm using the DVI port of the monitor.

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I don't game at 1080p, mostly because my dual monitor setup consists of two 19" monitors at 1440x900. With that in mind, I just stick to the native resolution of one monitor; unless I'm gaming in EyeFinity then it'll be 2880x900, or at the minimum, 2560x720.

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It's hard to make a case for 720p when 1080p really isn't that much more expensive. It's a similar case, but not necessarily the same, for memory. 2x2gb kits will do most everybody fine but 2x4gb are dirt cheap anyway.

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Did you watch the video? It's about gaming, but then Rodney did explain about the differences between 720p and 1080p for HDTVs.

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My question is how come u do reviews on HIS video cards? is thast your personal trust in a brand or what??

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This question has been answered in the forum: http://www.3dgameman.com/forum/member-questions/his-video-cards

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i thought u was gonna let your beard grow out ? or so i thought

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And oh.. you're cool for just posting here ;)

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I was going to, but it was messy and dirty, so I chickened out ;)

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Yes it takes alot of manitence to have a beard an keep it looking nice an decent