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.
" 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.
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.
" 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.
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.
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.
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.