Please Note: Logins have temporarily been disabled whilst we solve some server issues.
Showing 101 to 120 of 126
101. Posted: Wed 23rd Nov 2011 06:07 GMT
For someone who doesn't care about TV technology. you sure know your stuff.
And you never mentioned Sony.
Edited on Wed 23rd November, 2011 @ 06:07 by LordTendoboy
3DS Friend Code (NEW) 4597-0176-3500Minis March Again (NEW) 2323-0441-2739Mini-Land Mayhem (NEW) 5071-8232-0670Wii Friend Code 5519-8046-0668-6068Smash Bros. Brawl 1893-2412-4594PSN ID PS_man1984
102. Posted: Wed 23rd Nov 2011 06:50 GMT
I'm not too sure about Sony actually. I know their LCD's rank at having some of the best black levels. Then there's LG which is a pretty underrated company. Their LCD's don't exactly have the strongest black levels, but their brightness peak, Color accuracy and stronger LCD motion make up for it, but everybody has their own preferences. If i went LCD, i'd probably only go for an LG or Samsung. And an LG is what i ended up with considering the Samsung's were dishing out more input lag. Yet keep in my mind, the LG i picked up doesn't cut it whatsoever with HD gaming, the lag rocks at around 40ms for PS3 games and i find that almost unplayable by my CRT-standards. for the Wii however and anything none HD it's the best an HDTV can get by HDTV input lag standards.
Next year right before the Wii U hits, I doubt I'll go LCD.....Unless there's a major improvement in motion. And that's the thing, Motion really only bothers me for first person titles and that's a genre i'm not even a big fan over(Unless it's not a shooter).....Then again, Wii motion/pointer controls completely rejuvenated and made the genre so much more amazing and actually ground breaking in a midst of clunky unengaging archiac unintuitive boring dual analog controls.....Where the games kept looking better with each release and each new system, but never advanced in the gameplay department and remained stagnant, until the Wii arrived. First person adventure(Metroid Prime for ex) or first person Survival Horror(if that has even been done yet...Not too sure if BioShock counts) with Pointer/motion controls insanely peak my Little Mac-ified interest.
Anyways! I've been playing around with Kirby's Epic yarn. And ugh....I notice a pretty significant drop in quality when blasting it in widesceen...I think most of all, it's the weaker funkier looking motion/animations that's throwing me off. 480p is native fullscreen, so what do you expect. I hate having to Captain N-compromise!
4:3 it is for me! It's set in stone for this most radical Wavester. I'll wait for true HD widescreen when the Wii U hits, something else to look forward to aside from HD Next-Genish(By awesome Nintendo standards) visuals, 3D, the unique controller and the like
For now I'm still really annoyed if i should just stick with this lCD or go CRT. it's driving me Bonkers dude!
Edited on Wed 23rd November, 2011 @ 06:51 by WaveBoy
Currently Playing: Super Mario Galaxy 2!
We shall swim to Bubble Island, or you will suffer the wrath of my Trident Laser!
80's FANATIC & King of NES Tekkidome!
3DS! 3995 - 6594 - 9186
103. Posted: Wed 23rd Nov 2011 06:59 GMT
CRT isn't even around anymore. I guess the reason everyone switched to LCD and plasma is cause CRT's are just too big and clunky.
104. Posted: Wed 23rd Nov 2011 07:14 GMT
Flat panel CRT's would of been pretty rad, but that's where plasma's come in, they're both phospher based after all and pretty simular tech wise regarding color and yadah yadah.
But ya, CRT's are totaly T-Rex heavy, you could crush a house with one of those beasties. I've got a 32" Fullscreen Sony Wega CRT that was acting funny but it seemed to have repaired itself.lol And while it's got some pretty great brightness levels for a CRT, the black levels and color range are lacking. Increasing the color beyond the mid point just intensifies the color and doesn't do anything else really, plus the reds are a bit too orange and the greens are too dark. It doesn't cut it for me anymore.
Then I've got a 32" JVC CRT at a friends house which is now technically mine if I want it which boasts better blacks, a much wider color gamut when pumping up the color which easily beats out my Sony....But it's got color bleeding, which happens once you go beyond the mid point, plus the brightness levels aren't quite as good.
All of this TV talk makes me Dizzier than a Michaelangelo on a No-Pizza diet. lol
Edited on Wed 23rd November, 2011 @ 07:16 by WaveBoy
105. Posted: Wed 23rd Nov 2011 07:31 GMT
By the way did you ever add me on the Wii? I haven't checked my friend list in a while, but you were still grayed out.
106. Posted: Wed 23rd Nov 2011 12:16 GMT
Whoops Mr.Minimal, i completely forgot. I've added you on my 3DS, but what was quite a while ago. I'll add you on the Wii a bit later tonight. To be honest, I never use my Wii for Online gaming. That may change if i ever Snag Golden Eye 007. And as awesome as SSB Brawl is, the laggy Online makes it almost impossible(at least for me, and many) to actually have proper matches without being utterly frankenstein-frustrated!. What a massive mother brain of a dissapointment, i mean this IS SSBros after all and they didn't even get what could of been the most addicting thing ever.....That is, aside from Count Chocula & Christmas Kool-Aid binges hehe. I kid I kid.
Mario Kart however had a phenomneal Lag-free Online mode which i remember playing quite a bit. Excitebots is another i played online for quite a while but that's really it, Online isn't my cup of tea usually.
Anyways, back to this boring TV talk. I need to realise that even next year when all of the 2012 Plasma, LED and LCD's hit the store that they're ALL going to have a certain degree of input lag no matter how small it may be.Nothing seems to ever been lower than the usual lowest 10-20ms mark and i doubt that will change for next year seeing as how these companies aren't taking this laggy matter that seriously.....Game Mode hardly makes a difference, and even if it does you have to disable Dynamic Color for ex. The less video processing the better it will run.
Anyways, screw CRT It's dino-dead....Well, at least for modern gaming, it's a MUST however for retro gaming which is why i'll always have a smaller one on the side for the NES & SNES. Yet there's no way that I'd play the Wii U on a CRT SDTV...I'd have to be utterly insane to miss out on 1080HD graphics, Progressive Scan, HDMI, Widescreen and 3D. I need to except the fact that for now these HDTV's will pump out a little bit of lag and that the motion handeling won't quite as be as good as a CRT....
Here's hoping that Plasma's amp up the motion handeling and Cell LIght/brightness levels for next year instead of the typical improvement for black levels and the major focus being 3D(which IS amazing stuff by the way, pretty mind blowing actually....) Too bad you don't get 1080HD for each eye resulting in less clear,half bunzed HD PQ, but the effect is still jaw dropping at times. I rememeber cruising Best Buya and throwing on those Spiffy 3D Shades and watching some crazy fish literally swimming out of the screen, i can only imagine how amazing this tech could actually be for Wii U games.
Anyways, blah blah, I'll add you in a Nintendo itty bitty' tendoboy
Edited on Wed 23rd November, 2011 @ 12:20 by WaveBoy
107. Posted: Sun 27th Nov 2011 22:36 GMT
Does anybody know if Wii games(being 640x480) scale better as in looking crisper and clearer going into 1024x768(Which is a 42" Plasma 720p resoltion, which is fixed by the way with rectangular pixels) or into 1080p?
I'm going to be testing my Wii out on a couple of plasma's, seeing as how I'm not too thrilled with my current LCD mainly because of the motion handeling and black levels(for film, it just annoys the hell out of me especially) Plus the motion handeling for first person titles like Metroid Prime ruins the experience in my opinion. as if the minor lag wasn't bad enough for Metroid Prime's wii pointer controls compared to my CRT. but this lag is a given with any plasma depnding on how flippin minor or large it may be. Zoink!
I'm either going for a 42" PT350 LG 720p Plasma going for $477 or a Panasonic ST30 1080p 42" Plasma going for $899....then again i can't exactly afford the Panny. sigh* Word is that the Lag on the LG is pretty bad, plus the 4:3 side bars are may be grey instead of black.....those 2 things alone will most likely break it for me.
Edited on Sun 27th November, 2011 @ 22:39 by WaveBoy
108. Posted: Mon 28th Nov 2011 01:34 GMT
So far I've played it in full screen only. But I do plan to buy an HD adapter soon.
Doin' da Goomba Strut!
109. Posted: Mon 28th Nov 2011 01:42 GMT
Widescreen, because I have a widescreen TV; duh.
Backloggery | Art Blog
Nintendo Network ID: Ryanknight-TKOWL
110. Posted: Mon 28th Nov 2011 06:43 GMT
I play without screen: Skillzz baby.
No, just kiddin', I do play Widescreen. (Even though it isn't even that wide)
Edited on Mon 28th November, 2011 @ 06:43 by Terave
Changed name: Old name was JDT!Ponies will take over the world. Just deal with it.3DS FC: 1375-7189-4496
111. Posted: Mon 28th Nov 2011 12:42 GMT
I think....I'd actually go for Widescreen, but the weaker motion handeling is the deal breaker here. and having to sacrifice something for the other is total Bambi bull dookie! The smaller the HDTV, the more appealing and better widescreen looks. But, i think either way Wii owners will be missing out weather they use fullscreen and widescreen. Stupid trade offs, thankfully when the Wii U hits THIS will be a thing of the past. Native HD widescreen resolution baby!
Edited on Mon 28th November, 2011 @ 12:48 by WaveBoy
112. Posted: Mon 28th Nov 2011 19:22 GMT
Come think of it, I do have a small TV, but it is Widescreen: Good experience for me.
113. Posted: Sat 10th Dec 2011 22:29 GMT
Just picked up a 42" Plasma a couple of days ago, and it actually fares a smidge better in Widescreen than my LCD. But sadly it just can't match the surreal bright image and bright whites that my LCD delivers, plus my LCD is a bit crisper,sharper/clearer when gaming. BUT, the plasma schools my LCD in the motion department....
But that motion comes with that typical dithering plasma effect which is pretty annoying, especially when zipping the camera around on a white background, like in super mario Galaxy the clouds look whacked out texture-wise when you're quickly moving the camera around. Then again, everything looks that way, yet the lighter areas fare worse.
Overall, I prefer the plasma for movies because of the superior motion handeling, which is also great for gaming(dithering aside) but my LCD again has that insanely beautiful surreal bright image and super 'white' whites and a crisper/clearer image. My Plasma kind of looks a bit dull in comparison... I dont know which one i want to keep to be honest. Plasma for movies and LCD for gaming would be ideal, but that would mean constantly switching the two.lol.....On second thought.
Edited on Sat 10th December, 2011 @ 22:36 by WaveBoy
114. Posted: Sat 10th Dec 2011 23:01 GMT
If I'm gonna play Resident Evil (Wii, the Gamecube re-issue) I have to switch to 4:3 in order to play fullscreen. Otherwise, my setting is 16:9.
With kind regards,
115. Posted: Sun 11th Dec 2011 01:38 GMT
Looks like I've figured out my little annoying Plasma/LCD situation. Since i can't have the both of best worlds, meaning not being able to have Plasma motion handeling for my LCD or getting that surreal extremely bright image that LCD proves along with those beautiful bright whites on my Plasma, i've decided to keep both. PLasma for movies because of the superior motion handeling, and LCD for gaming becauses of the amazing brightness, bright whites and crisper/clearer image....Besides the Plasma i have has horrible input lag and light grey side bars when viewing the Wii in 4:3. it's great for movies though! I don't care if there's a slight drop in resolution since it's 720p(more like 1024x768) compared to my 1080p set. Motion handeling is much more important to me for movies.
Oh, and uh...Yup! Still keeping it at 4:3/Full screen on my 42" 1080p LCD. And ahhh, no more TV BS talk for me, it's finally done with and Ive found the solution to my problem....Although it's going to be pretty annoying since i'll be stwitching the TV's from one another. lol sigh*
116. Posted: Thu 27th Sep 2012 03:11 BST
Sorry for bumping this up but for VC waves what are your settings? Do you keep the Wii on Widescreen and the TV in 4:3?
Edited on Thu 27th September, 2012 @ 03:11 by KaiserGX
3DS Friend Code: 4296-4029-9396 | Nintendo Network ID: KaiserGX
117. Posted: Thu 27th Sep 2012 20:15 BST
Widescreen all the way.
I worship the Invisible Pink Unicorn. Convert to IPU today.
3DS Friend Code: 4081-5661-0445
Brawl Friend Code: 1719-5004-0891
118. Posted: Thu 27th Sep 2012 20:29 BST
Up until recently, I did fullscreen since I used a SDTV. But now, I upgraded to widescreen since I now have a HDTV.
firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter Wii FC: 4579-0293-6760-7162 [12:12] LordJumpMad stick his thong out at eme
3DS Friend Code: 4167-4499-6603 | Nintendo Network ID: Knux1990 | Twitter: Knux1990
119. Posted: Thu 27th Sep 2012 23:23 BST
I usually go with the 4:3 option, but it depends on the game. I like the way the 16:9 gives you a wider angle, but I hate that it comes at the cost of making individual objects look less detailed. If the 16:9 actually increased the horizontal resolution I would use it all the time, but as it is, I only use it when there is an advantage to having the wider angle. For instance, I think you can see farther ahead on the track in Excitebike World Rally using 16:9, but if I'm playing Tetris Party I'd rather use 4:3 to have more pixels allocated to my tetrominoes.
3DS Friend Code: 1504-5686-7557 | Nintendo Network ID: iphys_eh
120. Posted: Fri 28th Sep 2012 18:03 BST
all the way widescreen ! Otherwise maybe my pikmin would get lost in a dark cave.