IGN put a number of PSone and PS2 games to the test and see how well the system's resolution scaling abilities work...
Now IGN are comparing PS3 upscaled images to non-upscaled images that have been upscaled in Photoshop to match the size!
From the article:
"Our comparison shots have all been cropped in some way, but they've not been resized at all, which means you'll get a pixel-accurate look at the quality of the images.
"Note that these pieces are small parts of an overall image, but they've only been cropped and have not been scaled in Photoshop."
Anyways, basically what they're saying is you don't need to turn on upscaling/smoothing with progressive scan games. I find the 480P games look better on my set and games without progressive look a little better upscaled, but not much. You trade sharpness for blurryness IMO.
DVD's look great though, especially the newer ones. My old Sony DVD upscaler didn't work nearly as well as my PS3.
believe IGN after they made fools of themselves with the last comparison.
being a design engineer myself I would love to see this "equipment that costs more than some BMW's" that they supposedly used to test.
I smell HUGE BS from another fanboy site
IGN has one of the best reputations in the industry, which is why they get alot of interviews and previews from the majority of dev's and company exec's first along with games. - They explained in detail how they did the comparisons and although its by no means some kind of super laboratory research, IGN IS pretty reliable at their word.
According to Sonyfanboys every site that doesn't kiss Sony's @ss is anti-Sony or a fanboy site. So which gaming site isn't? -Let me guess, SPG?....Well don't worry, we'll see a contradictory "news" article from "Sony Protection (Support) Group soon enough on N4G.
although comparing screens is good, i always like to compare them myself on my own tv as thats what i will playing them on in the end =D
and things mite look slightly different on different peoples tvs as there set differently etc.
one of the best reputations? like the time they claimed that the x360 was running at 9Ghz because it has 3 3.2Ghz cores.......
there must be something wrong with the BMW, err I mean their piece of equipment. Also, they fail to explain what kind of cables they use and if they are using xxYc/rgb
not a jaggie in sight... everything is more crisper and cleaner.... nice job sony!
yeh, but i heard and saw in screens that with blurry bits of the game its made even blurrier. so doesnt this ever make it harder to play the games? especially if it was dark etc?
How do you have "blurry bits of the game" with 2 inch pixels? You have to understand that when you're dealing with golf-ball sized pixels that you're blurring the set raw data... so instead of clean, crisp lego-like characters you have blurred, edgy recreactions. Think of those cool pixelated optical illusions that look like a bunch of jumpled colored blocks (pixels) until you back away far enough that an image starts to appear.
really down to personal preference guys.
do you prefer crisp texture and shimmering vs smooth blur?
i do a little bit of both..and i only do smooth blur now because these games i already beat on original setting..just wanna experiement.
No blurry text please.
I'm already near sighted enough as it is.
Sony must be getting kickbacks from my eye doctor.
This would kill my eyes reading blurry text in some word heavy RPG's.
And I hope most people don't expect some miracle from this. The games look better, but not fantastic, because they are PS2 games. I do appreciate that we got this option, but this isn't exactly the "end all be all" of updates.
I think it varies from game to game!! I've seen some games that look pretty good upscaled then I have seen games that look horrendous!!
My PS2 games all look noticeably better with upscaling. No idea why all of theirs look worse.
So IGN has a great reputation eh? So much that they have to redo the upscaling photo thing. Sounds like a sort of admission of guilt. Their reputation took a huge dent long a ago...
If they captured everything at 1080p, then everything is upscaled whether or not the upscaling is turned on!!
The only way to compare the upscaling is by seeing it on your on set-up. These web comparisons are virtually useless.
p.s. The DVD upscaler is excellent, but the games don't look terrifically better.
the original XBOX upscaled a lot of games to 720p. A lot of HDTVs do upscaling as well. Its not some form of alien technology or something, and also is not exclusive to PS3. So there really is no reason to get mad just bc someone thinks it doesn't look that good.
Decent job. Looks pretty good.
I didn't say IGN never made a (honest)mistake, but in this case, like the vast majority of the time they explained their method and the results speak for themselves....big deal its just "upscaled" old games. I tried DMC myself and it didn't look much different, but hey I wasn't expecting some amazing change.
The point is I don't see where IGN is being so biased as some say. You guys always attack a website if you don't like the results, show me a gaming website thats been around half as long as IGN who's never made a mistake from time to time. -I say again IGN has one of the best reputations for gaming websites on the net....as a matter of a fact I would like to know which website(s) you guys think is(are) better? For the RECORD. -Let me know please!
this article is SO much better than their last comparison. It is actually a pretty good comeback from that horrible last attempt, they even took the Resident Evil screenshot from the last comparison and actually analyzed it with better pictures. Good job owning up IGN.
There is a lot of Sony defense attorneys in here. It's just oppinions and honestly, i believe IGN and it is just blurr to mask the jaggies. who cares, if you're creaming in you pants that your ps1 games are the best looking on the ps3, then you got your moneys worth. But I have a 50" hd lcd tv and my ps1 and 2 games just seems like my stigmatism is in full effect. but over all it's more playable as the jaggies don't distract as much. It's not as good as the Xbox360 upscaling, but the ps3 is doing a good job what it is trying to do.
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