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I havea 50" LCD HDTV and no surprise my ps2 and Wii look bad (not because of the graphics but the nature of of HDTV i'm guessing) I have both running on component.


Would a PS2 or Wii (which perfer a 480p res) look better on say a EDTV as or just a smaller tv say 32 ..or both. I just notice that alot of the game video's I watch of say Zelda look nothing like what my TV looks (they looks much sharper and cleaner) so I assume its the TV as when I use my ps2 on a 27' sdtv is looks great (so logically following that a EDTV would be top of the line for a Wii/ps2) but do I lose picture quality the bigger the set as the smallest EDTV I can find is a plasma 42"


Any thoughts would be appreciated.
 

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It should look better - in fact, the Nintendo Wii and an EDTV have the same output - 480p


With a lower native resolution, old consoles should look better.


Strictly speaking, a larger T.V will have lower quality because it will have larger pixels, so unless you're at a distance... but for a 42" TV if you're sitting more than 12 feet away...
 

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I have played nes and other older consoles like N64 and Dreamcast on my 106" EDTV projector and i think they looked pretty good even compared to a smaller set.


And to tt08 The ps2 should have settings in the game to make it fit your tv.
 

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This same subject (more or less) has been exhausted elsewhere on this forum. The question was will progressive scan DVD (480p) look better on an EDTV than an HDTV?


Personally I resist the notion that HDTV somehow makes EDTV broadcasts look worse. I've listened to the arguments about scaling and blahblahblah but IMO I think they're bunk. I WILL, however, buy that SD looks like crap on HD as the whole de-interlacing process leaves alot to be desired. Getting back to 480p, I liken watching EDTV on an HDTV as putting a magnifying glass to a print picture in a magazine- essentially you're revealing the flaws of a low resolution picture. This is only compounded as the screen gets larger. The larger the display the more magnified the flaws of the 480p picture become.


This was a subject I was sensitive about when choosing a screen size. For HDTV at my viewing distance (about 8 feet) I wanted a 46", but as 90% of my viewing was going to be 480p and SDTV I decided to go with a 37". The 37" isn't as cinematic as I'd like but at least I can watch my DVD's and SDTV without a contorted look on my face.


For the record, in addition to a 480p DVD player I have a PS2 and GameCube connected thru component and a Dreamcast via VGA. On all three systems the picture is excellent given the game supports the 480p output (practically all GC titles, most Dreamcast, and a few PS2 titles). My only complaint is contrary to the last poster ALOT of games do not have an option for widescreen.
 
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