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#1 Posted by Pessh (2459 posts) -
#2 Posted by chrissedoff (2167 posts) -

aint no other way

#3 Posted by Pessh (2459 posts) -

They were just talking on the tnt about how having to take SDTVs into consideration affects development, which got me wondering how many of you still play in standard def?

#4 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

lol SD

#5 Posted by RaisingIndiana (76 posts) -

A 40" in my bedroom

#6 Posted by EpicSteve (6499 posts) -

hELL YEAH.  
 
My friend games on an SD still, I feel so bad for him. Game are virtually unplayable on SD. 

#7 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

... what? Is this the 1950s? Of course I do. You might as well be asking me if I own a colour TV.

#8 Posted by melcene (3034 posts) -

Our HDtv is actually an older HD, that goes up to 1080i, but not 1080p.  Not giving up 65 inches of goodness for that little bit more at a big ol' couple/few g's price tag.

#9 Posted by CaptainObvious (3000 posts) -

Yup.

#10 Posted by RubberFactory (291 posts) -

I hate it, but I'm a bit of a videophile. I'm always concerned about picture quality, but I can't afford the best TVs so I'm always distracted by small visual imperfections. I've got to learn to just be happy. To answer your question, yes I do play on an HDTV.

#11 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

Of course.

#12 Posted by Pessh (2459 posts) -

I guess the people that still play in SD aren't the kind of people who frequent forums =/

#13 Posted by I_smell (3925 posts) -

I've bin told my TV isn't HD, but whatever- I can read Dead Rising subtitles on this one n I can't on the old one.

#14 Posted by LiquidPrince (16181 posts) -
@RaisingIndiana said:
" A 40" in my bedroom "
Same. I used to have a 61" but I moved and my new room didn't look good with a TV that big.
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#15 Posted by Miketakon (514 posts) -

Sure do.  I don't think it's possibly to NOT game on a HDTV.

#16 Posted by Zoidberg (175 posts) -

There's an HDTV in my house, but I don't normally use it to game (I'm only 15 and my parents have say over things such as that) . 
  
So I play on my 27" SD tv. Some games are unplayable. But hey, it's better than nothing.

#17 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Yeah, got a 40" monster in my bedroom. 

#18 Posted by delogo (36 posts) -

I have my 360 hooked up to a decent 27" widescreen monitor in the gaming corner of my small apartment. Works for me.

#19 Posted by TehFlan (1928 posts) -

No, and I'm curious as to how it makes games "unplayable". I mean, so what if they don't look as good? I can still play N64 games without any problems.

#20 Posted by Lemoncookie01 (1642 posts) -

I play on a 13 inch SD TV : (.I'm poor.

#21 Posted by m1k3 (1338 posts) -

I game on a monitor, not really a TV.

#22 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Sometimes. Otherwise it's my 1080p+ monitor... so yeah.

#23 Posted by ShaunassNZ (2128 posts) -

I'm only 15 and so I play my 360 on my 24" 1080p monitor, which I obviously use to play my games on PC.

#24 Edited by Scooper (7881 posts) -
@Pessh said:

" I guess the people that still play in SD aren't the kind of people who frequent forums =/ "

People that still game on an SDTV are in the Wii forum.
#25 Posted by DeShawn2ks (1058 posts) -

Hell yes is there any other way?

#26 Posted by Max_Cherry (1151 posts) -

word.

#27 Posted by Hourai (2795 posts) -

Yep. Nothing great, but it's a 24" 720p LCD. Works just fine for playing games in my bedroom. 

#28 Posted by Demyx (3237 posts) -

I play on a 32" 1080i HDTV. For the longest time though I was playing in SD. For the longest time though I was playing in SD which was fine. For some reason though, if I use regular cables with my PS3, it looks really bad.

#29 Posted by buzz_clik (7029 posts) -

Yessir.

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#30 Posted by RE_Player1 (7526 posts) -

I got a 32" in my room right now. 

#31 Posted by crusader8463 (14429 posts) -

PC gamer, so no, but yes I have a LCD HDTV hooked up to my dust magnets. I mean consoles. It goes to 1080i.

#32 Posted by JammyJesus (771 posts) -

42" in the bedroom, before that, a 32" downstairs. 

#33 Posted by DarkTravesty (329 posts) -

thats all i have is two 25 inch sd's. though i am saving up for a 42 inch vizio razor which will be mine soon.

#34 Posted by BaneFireLord (2957 posts) -

36" during the school year, 12" SD during the summer.

#35 Posted by weegieanawrench (1943 posts) -
@delogo said:
" I have my 360 hooked up to a decent 27" widescreen monitor in the gaming corner of my small apartment. Works for me. "
I have a set up that might not be amazing, but it gets me by. It's a 15'' monitor that has a 480p resolution. I'm looking to get a monitor this summer that has HDMI inputs, this monitor is kind of old.
#36 Posted by Ravenousrattler (1417 posts) -

Yeah i suppose its about time to switch to a hdtv, since i got a job and hdtv's are actually affordable now.

#37 Posted by Burns098356GX (1366 posts) -

Defiantly worth it if your still on SD.

#38 Edited by Clutch414 (50 posts) -

55" 1080p Sony LCD in my mancave that I picked up last week to replace a malfunctioning 50" 1080i/720p Samsung DLP.  The DLP was out of warranty and the repair would have cost just as much as the new TV.  Thankfully my wife agreed to it.  
 
PS3 and 360 are both hooked up through HDMI and the Wii is hooked up through component cables.  Huge upgrade in picture quality. 

#39 Posted by Sjosz (486 posts) -

I alternate between a TV and a monitor, so yesno.

#40 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1783 posts) -

There are people who still own sdtv's? How quaint. I suppose those types of people still use wood burning stoves to cook and horse drawn buggies to get to work.

#41 Posted by LiquidSaiyan3 (471 posts) -

Technically I do game on an HDTV. I have a 34" CRT that can do 1080i but I keep it at 720p.

#42 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11411 posts) -

61", 1080P.  
 
It's pretty awesome. 

#43 Posted by Tonylope (194 posts) -

I've only started to game on a HDTV recently, It is so much better than crummy old SD.

#44 Posted by Helushune (212 posts) -
@Pessh said:
" They were just talking on the tnt about how having to take SDTVs into consideration affects development, which got me wondering how many of you still play in standard def? "
It's in the process of being phased out but yes, it is a pretty big thing in development/design.
#45 Posted by Crono11 (1651 posts) -

I have an SDTV that I used for everything. A couple of weeks ago though I bought an Acer 24 inch monitor that does 1080p. So I use that now. 
 
And the reason I'm not buying an HDTV is because it would feel like a waste, the TV I have now still works and I don't want to just get rid of it. 

#46 Posted by wrathofconn (1453 posts) -

Why all the elitism? I play on a 32'' 1080p TV, but my games were in no way unplayable when I didn't have the money for that one yet.

#47 Posted by Gamer_152 (14113 posts) -

Only when I'm staying with my family. I can't afford a HD TV of my own.

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#48 Posted by MikkaQ (10344 posts) -

I can't wait for the day a console comes out and is entirely in HD.  
 
I game on a 26" 720p Sharp Aquos, it's pretty nice for my purposes (sitting stupid close). Right next to is is my BenQ 22" LED monitor for film editing and photoshops.  
 
I value sound quality more than video though, and have invested a lot more in my hi-fi than my "home theatre" if you could call it that. 

#49 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

yeah i do. i am happy that i upgraded a while ago. to bad that it only goes up to 1080i.

#50 Posted by Googly (245 posts) -

I wish I did, because I have a pretty hard time reading the text in Mass Effect 2 on an SD TV smaller than 30", so as much as I want to read the codecs and messages, I can't because I can barely read them.  If only more games had an "SDTV mode" like Vanquish.