Apples 'retina' display is nothing fancy, its simply the distance relative to screensize that pixels are no longer visible.
The human eye can easily tell the difference between 720p (921,600 pixels) and 1080p (2,073,600 pixels) at living room distances above 37". Just like you can tell the difference on a 1080p monitor. Denial: It's amazing the amount of people that have suddenly gone blind.
The following gif is from BF4 720p vs 900p (45% more pixels). You'll need to view this at 1080p to see what it'll look like (both will upscale to 1080).
This next one is a visual guide of COD resolutions over the years.
Last edited by Theblacksheep; 1st November 2013 at 08:30 AM.
I think the test was on a 50inch tv and 9ft from the screen. I will try to find the link when I am home later.
The Xbone one has sharper grass [and other textures], but it doesn't actually look GOOD. The PS4 one seems slightly blurred [on the edges of objects] but it looks more real.
Last edited by X-13; 1st November 2013 at 08:35 AM.
Apparently the XBO version is getting a patch because a certain level of AA was missing off that build.
PS4 also has higher detailed models closer (particularly mid range). 3D Games often make each ingame model 3-4 times (close, medium, far, super far, horizon), making it less detailed as it moves into the background. This Z depth for each detail level can be scaled in or out dependent on processing power. Here's where the PC can be flexible dependent on your graphics card. GTA5 distance models are fantastic, but they are evidently close on PS3/360, the PC version (when it comes out) should have the close models going to the point they are no longer visible (if it was apple it'll be called retina modelling). Resolution is a core difference in why PC games look so much better than 360/PS3, the last gen didn't have the processing power to push that many pixels around without the detriment to the lighting/model detail/textures.
I've got a 42" 720p TV and a 50" 1080p TV. With PS3 and PC it is really, really easy to tell the difference on both even upto 10ft away.
Last edited by Theblacksheep; 1st November 2013 at 08:54 AM.
Yes, the Xbox One can play CDs and will support DLNA streaming
Sony announced some details on things the Playstation 4 can and can't do, and I had sent a question over to Microsoft about whether the Xbox One would be able to beat those features. I've just now received an answer and, yes, the Xbox One can play audio CDs.
The system is also DLNA compatible, and they're in the process of being certified. As for mp3 playbackÖ well, that's kind of a mixed bag. The system is a Play To receiver, so you'll be able to stream your content to the Xbox One using any Play To supported devices such as a Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 enabled PC, Windows Phone, etc.
You'll also, of course, be able to stream music through an Xbox Music Pass subscription.
So it doesn't seem like there is going to be a way to simply import your music files, but you will be able to stream the content you already own, hopefully use it in custom mixes for your game, and the device will be DLNA compatible. Audio CDs, for the people who care, will be supported.
So there you go.
Last edited by Theblacksheep; 2nd November 2013 at 02:13 PM.
Lots of my things can stream, I want to consolidate them to one device that does it all. DNLA PC server handles all the formatting issues with ease.
Also the ability to play music on my own games is pretty big for me, I cant think of the last time I listened to a game soundtrack (esp true of driving games) for more then an hour before streaming my pc's music. MS have not confirmed that yet though but I really hope its there.
The fact sony basically wants you to pay to watch video or listen to music (they offer 2 services you pay for each) rather then locally just smacks of them trying to get that £80 for you to get access to stuff you own/have, thanks sony...
The irony they now charge for everything per month when the last war all ps fanboys could say is how they would NEVER pay for multplayer, now they are just supping it up while being quiet.
Also if you buy into the full sony coolaid and buy video + music + multiplayer I wonder how much it is per month in total? I suspect it could be a lot more then I would want to spend JUST to watch/listen on PS4 (oh Vita too if you were one of the 60 people that bought one)
Last edited by ZeroHour; 2nd November 2013 at 07:04 PM.
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