PS1 games on an HDTV - AGHHHHH!!!!

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#1 Posted by thetruespin (3256 posts) -

Oh god they look bad. Even if you don't force the PS3 to fill the whole screen, the picture quality is borderline unplayable at times. In the past I have had to swap back to a SDTV as this seems to make things a lot better.

Thing is, I can load up any old classic on the PC and simply shove the game into a super high resolution to get an acceptable picture. Why can't the PS3 do this for old PS1 games?

#2 Posted by painguy1 (8686 posts) -

i dont believe the PS3 has a upscaler built into its PS1 emulator. either that or ur not using the HD cables, r u? make sure to check ur settings.

#3 Posted by DiabeticDood (4331 posts) -
It wasn't about graphics back then dude.. It was about everything else.. Just look past the graphics and enjoy the games.. What they were meant for.
#4 Posted by thetruespin (3256 posts) -

i dont believe the PS3 has a upscaler built into its PS1 emulator. either that or ur not using the HD cables, r u? make sure to check ur settings.

painguy1
I just use a standard HDMI cable. Would love to get back into some old classics, but the image quality is just too bad...
#5 Posted by shani_boy101 (5423 posts) -

it doesn't look that bad at all, i've played through Crash Bandicoot 2 and 3 with no real problems. How big is your HDTV anyway? mine is a 32" 1080p Viera, If you have a 46" or larger i think thats where your problem is.

#6 Posted by ElTriforceo (1130 posts) -

it doesn't look that bad at all, i've played through Crash Bandicoot 2 and 3 with no real problems. How big is your HDTV anyway? mine is a 32" 1080p Viera, If you have a 46" or larger i think thats where your problem is.

shani_boy101
Well see that's the reason yours is better, you have a Viera, the best TV ever :P
#7 Posted by BeanTownBrown86 (3654 posts) -

I've been playing Crach Bandicoot and Rayman on my 32inch HDTV and its not even that bad, sure its weird to look at for the first 2 minutes but its something you get over quickly once you start playing it

#8 Posted by Tree06 (3552 posts) -
I've played Soul Reaver a few months ago and it looked fine to me.
#9 Posted by SemiMaster (19011 posts) -

When I played Legend of Dragoon on my PS3 with an 850 series samsung 46 inch LCD, it looked basically like a larger version of an SD display, complete with Jaggies and horrendous 10 year old polygonal graphics.

No amount of upscaling is going to make a PS1 game look good.

#10 Posted by 205212669269561485377169522720 (14458 posts) -

It wasn't about graphics back then dude.. It was about everything else.. Just look past the graphics and enjoy the games.. What they were meant for.DiabeticDood

That's true but sometimes it's hard to enjoy a game that hasn't aged very well. I mean if I look at Tekken 1 on PSone and Tekken 3, obviously 3 is the one I'll play because it aged better and well cause it's a better game. There are some PSone games that still look great for todays standard and even look better than some PSP games.

Imo, you can play almost any SNES game today and still have fun because it aged very well but the PSone and especially N64 have many games in their early 3D stages that are just ugh. I mean OOT was my first game but it bores me to death nowadays.

#11 Posted by Khadaj32 (3157 posts) -

[QUOTE="DiabeticDood"]It wasn't about graphics back then dude.. It was about everything else.. Just look past the graphics and enjoy the games.. What they were meant for.sanim02

That's true but sometimes it's hard to enjoy a game that hasn't aged very well. I mean if I look at Tekken 1 on PSone and Tekken 3, obviously 3 is the one I'll play because it aged better and well cause it's a better game. There are some PSone games that still look great for todays standard and even look better than some PSP games.

Imo, you can play almost any SNES game today and still have fun because it aged very well but the PSone and especially N64 have many games in their early 3D stages that are just ugh. I mean OOT was my first game but it bores me to death nowadays.

I dunno, I kinda call shenanigans on that. I'm replaying Majora's Mask at the moment, and I think it still looks good. I get all nostalgiac though, so it depends on the player. I replayed FFVIII a few months ago as well, and again, the polygons and texturing didn't bother me, I thought it was awesome that I remembered when that game was state of the art.

All depends on your point of view I 'spose.

#12 Posted by atc-fanatic (973 posts) -

of course there not gonna lok 2 good on youre tv. the ps1 rus at 320x240 max.playin that rez on hdtv well show its shortcomings.

#13 Posted by maingon2004 (551 posts) -

I played Crash bandicoot 3, final fantasy 7, rayman and a couple others on my 40inch 1080p and they didnt look too bad. Final fantasy 7 looked pretty decent.

I even played Rayman on our 1080p projector displayed on a 92" screen and it wasnt bad, but Rayman is a 2D game so the visuals wouldnt be hurt too badly.

#14 Posted by bungee1970 (42 posts) -

I play all my PS1 titles that I have downloaded on my PSP. It has been great sneeking some FFVIII at work.

#15 Posted by rikguenther (329 posts) -

I play all my PS1 titles that I have downloaded on my PSP. It has been great sneeking some FFVIII at work.

bungee1970
i was just about to mention the PSP as a wonderful alternative. The screen's resolution isn't that far off of the PSX game's resolution so it scales really really well. Just don't play in widescreen, it's terrible. That's about the best you're gonna get apart from hooking up the good ol' tube tv to enjoy some psx classics... although for that you really have to use the original system and everything. I still have my psx hooked up in the garage to the 20" for some old fashioned nostalgic orgasm
#16 Posted by shani_boy101 (5423 posts) -
[QUOTE="shani_boy101"]

it doesn't look that bad at all, i've played through Crash Bandicoot 2 and 3 with no real problems. How big is your HDTV anyway? mine is a 32" 1080p Viera, If you have a 46" or larger i think thats where your problem is.

ElTriforceo
Well see that's the reason yours is better, you have a Viera, the best TV ever :P

thanks, i guess
#17 Posted by shani_boy101 (5423 posts) -

I played Crash bandicoot 3, final fantasy 7, rayman and a couple others on my 40inch 1080p and they didnt look too bad. Final fantasy 7 looked pretty decent.

I even played Rayman on our 1080p projector displayed on a 92" screen and it wasnt bad, but Rayman is a 2D game so the visuals wouldnt be hurt too badly.

maingon2004
woah woah woah. 92 INCHES???!!
#18 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4322 posts) -

They are pretty bad, but I don't mind it none at all. I can look past the graphics pretty easily.

#19 Posted by TJSAGE (3537 posts) -

I know it was aking alot just to get classica on the ps store.....its been 3 years now and still there is only a handful of titles to choose from? I thought there would be 100's................

Its almost pointless if they do not HD up the games a bit and add trophys.........

Like Bionic Commando re-armed......That game looked and played great.....

DO THAT FOR EVERY PS1 GAME AND I THINK IT WILL BE A BIG DRAW!

Games dont have it today,,,,what games had back then.....