Submitted by Abriael 647d ago | news

PS4 Remote Play with PS Vita TV Will Be Limited to 720p Resolution

The PS Vita TV by itself supports a resolution of up to 1080i, but what about when it’ll play PS4 games taking advantage of the remote play feature?
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia Senior Vice president and Director of Business Unit 1 Masayasu Ito answered exactly that question. (PS Vita, PS4, Tag Invalid)

jujubee88  +   647d ago
Whoa. Higher than I thought!

I thought the VITA TV would get a signal from PS4 at 544p and upscale it. It seems like the stream is being sent at HD and output on HD (at least on VITA TV since VITA display is qHD).
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Abriael  +   647d ago
Why did you think lower since the PS Vita TV can support 1080i by itself? Platying in PS Vita resolution on a big screen wouldn't be that great.

Mind you, 720p isn't bad.
jujubee88  +   647d ago
Well, it adds more latency when you need to add extra mbps (carried over a wireless stream). qHD bits versus HD bits on that bandwidth seemed like a safer bet...but damn. Gaikai really is working some magic.

I wouldn't be surprised if PS4 only outputs 720p HD video (through remote-play) and it's STILL lagless.
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mewhy32  +   647d ago
Well since it's such a small screen I don't think that it'll be a very big deal.
darthv72  +   647d ago
720p isnt bad....but what i would love to know is if the vita tv will upscale PSP games. I know it wont for PS1 but it could still give off the PS2 filtering effect for PS1 games.

If the vita TV will upscale PSP to 720p would be nice as i use a PSP Go at 480p on my tv and they look okay but 480p on a 42" plasma....yeah not as appealing as it could be.
UltimateMaster  +   647d ago
A 60 frames per second on 720 is better than 1080 with 30 fps for playing games.

Games will be smoother with a better fps than having it 1080 while not being as smooth, especially over the internet.

You can always play your glorious 1080p on PS4.

This is just a means of having a cheap transportable alternative then bringing your 399$ console around. (And potentially drop it and break it)

While keeping your internet usage low, both on your connection speed Mbps and your bandwidth limit cap if you have one.
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stuna1  +   647d ago
Truthfully I don't see this as being a concern! Because from te announcement Sony said Vita TV was upgradable with software updates and patches! Matter of fact that is exactly how the PS3 is able to output stereoscopic 3D! Even if not possible considering how popular it's already becoming I can even see them releasing a upgraded version sometime in the future.
GrizzliS1987  +   647d ago
what people dont understand is that 720p on any tv below 38 inches is an equivalent of 1080p on bigger tvs.

essentially, if you game on a tv that is 38 inches or less, playing with 720p is "1080p", so youre not missing out on anything
SegaSaturn669  +   647d ago
You sir, are quite wrong.
Axonometri  +   647d ago
Tell that to tablet owners who have gone from sub HD screen resolutions to HD screen resolutions.

You can most definitely see the difference on small screens. Unless you are blind.
darthv72  +   647d ago
my 42" samsung plasma is native 720p so im good with it. That is what i use for my 360 and PS3.

i have a 47" LG lcd that is native 1080p and that will be for the ps4 and xb1.
MasterCornholio  +   647d ago
My 26 inch monitor is 1080p while my Nexus 7 2013 is a little bit over 1080p. Trust me I can tell the difference in sharpness between the two.

With that said I'm glad that its able to stream it at 720P because that will look decent on my other TVs.

Nexus 7 2013
stuna1  +   647d ago
@ SegaSaturn669 and Axonometri

He actually is partially right! What it all is dependant on is the distance from the screen, this is a well known fact with actual studies done to support it! I'm not good with posting links, but you can google it.
GrizzliS1987  +   647d ago
i can tell by the agrees and disagrees the average level of stupidity on this site. children :/ not worth arguing with stupid
UltimateMaster  +   647d ago

Can you agree when you're wrong?

1080 really becomes "maxed out" near 55".
Beyond that you need a higher resolution "4K"
But it doesn't mean that an 1080 on a 38" doesn't looks much better than a 720, you're looking at it the reversed way.

You Need 4k for TVs bigger than 50~55".
But if you got 4k on a 40", it'll look way better.
It's just that 1080 for a 55" and up is Insufficient.

There's a difference between being Good, being Great and then Not being Good Enough.

With each leap of Resolution, you'll notice the difference.
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ShinMaster  +   646d ago
Distance is also a factor.
Death  +   647d ago
The rule of thumb is sub 32". There would be a noticable difference on 38" HDTV. There is still a difference at smaller sizes, it's just much less distinguishable.

As for the topic at hand, 720p on remote play is still very impressive. Most 1080p games are simple upscaled anyway.
GribbleGrunger  +   647d ago
As expected. Most secondary TVs are usually smaller anyway so you won't see any difference from looking at a 1080p image on your 50 inch screen to looking at a 720p image on your 32 inch screen.
Beastforlifenoob  +   647d ago
Who cares most PS4 games will be running at 720p.

If you guys hate 720p so much you shouldnt really play any console in existence.
TomShoe  +   647d ago

Just kidding. Getting a PS4, Vita, and Vita TV.
joeorc  +   646d ago

"Whoa. Higher than I thought!

I thought the VITA TV would get a signal from PS4 at 544p and upscale it. It seems like the stream is being sent at HD and output on HD (at least on VITA TV since VITA display is qHD)."

Yeah, its HD to HD resolution. the reason being the chipset in the PSVita is no slouch.


the Chipset in the PSVita supports a much higher resolution than the PSVita screen native supports. the SGX543MP4+ GPU onboard the PSVita's SOC is the same GPU that is inside the iPAD 3 ! , with higher clock rate and added tweaked bus.

yes its that d@mn robust, with dedicated 128 MB of dedicated GPU VIDEO RAM, it has the most dedicated ram for a GPU in a handheld. To put this into a real blunt fact term, the Nintendo 3DS has a single core Pica 200 GPU with only 6 MB of dedicated GPU ram, while the PSVita and thus the Vita TV has a Quad Core GPU with 128 MB of dedicated GPU VIDEO RAM. Nintendo's 3DS GPU single core GPU clock rate is 264 Mhz, while the PSVita's SGX543MP4+ is clocked over 400 Mhz!

that's why it can do these games @ 720p the PSVita's GPU Fill rate is d@mn near the same as the PS3! not even that far away..!
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JoelT  +   647d ago
Considering Vita titles aren't 720, actually half of 1080 (960 x 540), the up-scaling would not do the games any justice.

Just because you can do 1080 doesn't mean you should force it.
Abriael  +   647d ago
we're talking about PS4 games...
AfterThought  +   647d ago
You obviously haven't seen it action have you? The PS Vita games on Vita TV look just as good as PS3 games on the big screen.

The PS Vita is very capable, stop fooling yourself.
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BX81  +   647d ago
I got this....720p is last gen 1080 is the standard.
memots  +   647d ago
Said no one, ever ....
WorldGamer  +   647d ago
@ BX81....

Your comment ignores so much of the nuanced technical discussion that makes this achievement so noteworthy, it's mind boggling.

The fact that you are able to seamlessly play a game, remotely, with little to no difference from the console experience at 720p is quite an achievement.

Perhaps you are attempting to troll, but it is sad that you don't take more pride in how you represent yourself. Get it together brotha, you're embarrassing yourself sir.
BX81  +   647d ago
It's left over from the Xbox 1080 upscale. A lot of people were saying 720 was crap. I should've thrown a /s in there. My bads
strigoi814  +   647d ago
720p is safe for streaming games specially with less lag...i think im good with that
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colonel179  +   647d ago
It's for PS4 games via Remote Play, not PS Vita games. If you have a 1080p PS4 game and play via remote play, the game will be downscaled to 720p.

Afterall, there won't be a lot of 1080p games for quite some time anyways.
WorldGamer  +   647d ago
This is great news. A PS Vita in my future is seeming more and more possible.

sAVAge_bEaST  +   647d ago
I'll have it set up on a second 36" tv, that's only 720p 1080i,, so what ev's.

(at least I can continue playing, when I get kicked out of the living room,.)
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JimmyLmao  +   647d ago
i thought we already knew this?

either way, lag free and in HD.. still pretty awesome (notice that rhyme i did there (^_^) )
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Xsilver  +   647d ago
No complaints here.
GraveLord  +   647d ago
Vita isn't even HD so its not an issue.
ceedubya9  +   647d ago
Doesn't bother me. Looking forward to it.
hogfan76  +   647d ago
Dumb article 720 p and 1080i are same thing' 720 is progressive and 1080i is interlaced. So 720 p equals 1080i due to progressive is better quality so it takes more lines of interlaced resolution to equal that of progressive.
solidboss07  +   647d ago
It will match XBone then, great job Sony.
buynit  +   647d ago
Sounds good to me...
WickedLester  +   647d ago
Fine with me! Bring it on!

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