PlayStation 3: 1080 Confirmed

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PlayStation 3: 1080 Confirmed
Owners of posh tellies will find a new reason to be collectively smug today, as Sony Computer entertainment confirms that it's looming PlayStation 3 console will support HGTV in the new gaming black that is 1080p.

In a survey issued to the PlayStation Underground community, SCE confirmed its plans: ?The PlayStation®3 will include BluRay?, the high definition DVD technology, and support games in resolutions of up to 1080p, (the highest supported standard on the market.) Given that information, please choose the statement below that best describes you.?

Although high-end TV support for PlayStation 3 doesn't come as a surprise, the lack of confirmation has been a blight for fans, with Sony's reluctance to outline its intent seen as confirmation of a possible climb-down in the field. However, given Sony Consumer Electronics' invested interest in the market, nobody will really be surprised.

For reference, the full survey is reproduced below:


As High Definition TV begins to make its mark on the worlds of entertainment, we?re wondering where you stand: How do you think HDTV will affect you?and your gaming? Answer a few quick questions about the upcoming High Definition generation, and we?ll enter you in a very cool drawing?one PlayStation® Underground? member (chosen at random from our pool of responses) will win a PSP? (PlayStation®Portable) system.

To get started, just click here?but hurry; this survey must be completed and returned to us by 8:00 AM PST on 2/20/06 in order to qualify for the PSP System Giveaway.

So, tell us, do you see your future in high definition? Good luck!

Sincerely,

The PlayStation Underground

HDTV Entertainment Survey

1. When you think about the next generation of gaming consoles, what are the things you are most looking forward to/interested in?

Content playback, storage.
BluRay DVD Capability
Interaction with Portable Devices
Online Interactivity
Improved gaming
Other


2. Which of the following statements best describes you?

I own an HD TV
I don?t own an HDTV but plan to get one within a year.
I have no current plant to get an HDTV.

3. The PlayStation®3 will include BluRay?, the high definition DVD technology, and support games in resolutions of up to 1080p, (the highest supported standard on the market.) Given that information, please choose the statement below that best describes you.

I will be more likely to purchase a PlayStation 3 because of the HD functionality
I will get more use out of my HDTV once I have a PlayStation 3
I?m not immediately interested in the HD features of the PlayStation 3

4. As an HDTV owner, what percentage of your TV viewing time is spent watching HD content?

Less than 25 percent
25 to 49 percent
50 to 74 perecnt
75 to 100 percent

5. Are you satisfied with the amount of HD Content currently available for your television?

Yes
No

Comments

ozfunghi 17 Feb 2006 10:49
1/8
1.
Content playback, storage.
Improved gaming


2.
I have no current plant to get an HDTV.

3.
I?m not immediately interested in the HD features of the PlayStation 3

4.
-

5.
-

There you go Sony.
wonky 17 Feb 2006 11:03
2/8
We all know that the 360 and ps3 will be comparible speedwise but if sony wants to chuck out a big jump in resolution it will be at the cost of the framerate surely.
Finding and affording a telly in the UK that supports 1080p is another matter entirely.
The present core market for playstation is the average joe. By making an elitist product that can only be afforded by the few seems mad. how do they expect to succeed.

By the time this comes out the 360 will be well established with some great titles and probably have had a price cut.

And Nintendo may surprise us all with something unique.

Good luck.
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Radiant 17 Feb 2006 12:34
3/8
If you look at the styling of the PS3 it's based on the very expensive Sony Qualia line which suggests that Sony's initial positioning of the PS3 was as a super high end product.

Now that Sony have dumped the Qualia line where they hope to re-position the PS3 is anyones guess.

It all looks very messy.
fluffstardx 17 Feb 2006 17:04
4/8
At first glance at the Forums section I thought the team that made the snowboarding game had jumped from Nintendo ^_^

The whole project's been a mess. There's still no confirmed final hardware (at one point it had 2 HDMI ports, 3 network ports, and much much more), no real demonstration of the power of the machine (seeing as all but the MGS4 vid have been confirmed as prerenders and Kojima said the video proves nothing much) and no decent controller (lesbians with a batman fetish aside, who honestly likes it?), the machine has become a bit of a confusing subject. Add to that all this talk of a service comparable to Live (a total turnaround on Sony's "companies can decide on their own structure" speech near the end of last year) and some silly rumour of PVR capability (how? Through a HDMI port? Is it a BD-RAM drive?) and you have one big question mark.
tg0006 17 Feb 2006 22:38
5/8
I never knew that thair was a chance that the PS3 wouldnt have a bluray or 1080p. I took the survay thinking those were already confirmed
Ditto 17 Feb 2006 23:13
6/8
I don't really care if any next gen consoles support HD.

Does this just mean it'll be more expensive?
Hostile 18 Feb 2006 16:23
7/8
"HGTV"? "Hyper Gay" maybe?
vault 13 18 Feb 2006 23:10
8/8
wonky wrote:
The present core market for playstation is the average joe. By making an elitist product that can only be afforded by the few seems mad. how do they expect to succeed.


Being a TV salesman, puts me in a good position to interject (with some xenon gas; oh ho ho ho, I made a plasma joke) here. Only 10-15% of consumers have HDTVs. Of that, probably 5-10% are actually gamers or people use them for gaming purposes. So most of the 360 user base isn't even using the system to the full potential.

Here's an interesting question: Would you rather have an X-Box on a really nice HDTV or a 360 on a non HDTV. Price aside and all, I think people would go for the better gaming system thinking that that's all it takes for better graphics. Cables, calibration, screen, even lighting conditions all go into a good picture. Saying that the PS3 is elitist, you would have to say the same about 360 forcing developers to only output in HD. Don't be bitter that the PS3 is trumping it. 1080p > 1080i > 720p > etc... There's no downside to higher resolutions. Theoretically. Whether they can maintain decent framerates has yet to be seen or even if games will supporting the eye popping resolution on launch.

I have seen the 1080p and it is good. On a Sony XBR Projection no less.
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