on 09-03-2012 04:28 PM
Hi all! First of all this is not a troll post, I am asking for advice here, not trying to start a flame war or something.
A friend of mine has followed me every night and day asking me to buy a PS3 and throw my PC out of the window telling tales of amazing next-gen graphics and ocean deep immersion.
I bought one (CECH-3xxx something, 320gb) and I since I'm really into racing (both arcade and sim) I bought Motorstorm: Pacific Rift and GT5.
I am using a Samsung FullHD 32" TV and connect it to my PS3 via a Sony HDMI cable (a very expensive one, about $70).
In Display options I have RGB Full and SuperWhite on and my TV outputs the picture as it is.
But the graphics in these games look terrible. In Motorstorm the picture 30 metres ahead of my car is one total blurry mess. I can hardly see small objects ahead and opponent bikes when looked from afar look like a whirling mass of huge pixels (sometimes I can't tell if that mass of pixels is a bike or just some pile of junk). Borders are jaggy, the ground is a very low-res blurry texture, it looks like a game from the early 2000's. It just is not pleasant for the eyes to look at such a terrible blurry and at the same time shockingly pixelated picture.
In GT5 it is better, but not the like of those videos on YouTube and screenshots on gaming sites where the graphics looks amazing. In my case it's dull colors, pixels here and there, jagged shadows, low-res ground left and right from the road, no anti-aliasing at all, bad texture filtering (or rather the lack of it).
Please tell me if I missed some settings?
09-03-2012 04:32 PM - edited 09-03-2012 04:33 PM
I have a Samsung as well. Does your TV have a "game" mode that you can switch to? If it does then try it on that. Can't think of anything else.
Also why spend £70 on a HDMI cable? A £10-15 one from Curries is just as good.
on 09-03-2012 04:49 PM
I bought one for £10 from my local independent retailer. Then when I got a new PC with HDMI bought one from Curries for £15.
Spending that much on a HDMI cable is silly because you won't be able to tell the difference between a £10 and a £70 one.
on 09-03-2012 04:52 PM
09-03-2012 04:53 PM - edited 09-03-2012 04:55 PM
Good forums they are and helped me out in the past. Tried different settings for my particular model until I found one I like.
Follow the link below and type in your make and model of TV. You will find posts with settings for contrast, colour etc that people have put up.
09-03-2012 05:01 PM - edited 09-03-2012 05:02 PM
My TV is Samsung UE32D5000
I have no idea if it supports full RGB and super-white since I can't find anything related to it on the official site.
on 09-03-2012 05:07 PM
Website ©2013 Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
All content, game titles, trade names and/or trade dress, trademarks, artwork and associated imagery are trademarks and/or copyright material of their respective owners. All rights reserved. [more info]