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How does ps3 on 1080p monitor compare to ps3 on 1440p monitor

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February 15, 2013 12:05:08 PM

Hi there, i am considering purchasing a 1440p 27inch monitor for graphics work hooked to a macbook pro (early 2011) and occasional console gaming (ps3).

Now I know that the ps3 will only output at 1080p unless it is scaled up to fill the screen (which will decrease image quality) so is it worth just settling for an older 27 inch 1080p model?
a c 133 C Monitor
February 16, 2013 1:48:21 AM

Edit: I was mistaken. In which case, it is possible to be better, as 1440p is exactly 4 times the resolution of 720p, which is the most common resolution they render their games in.
a c 106 C Monitor
February 16, 2013 2:50:45 AM

If your main purpose is to use the monitor with a computer why would you sacrifice that for use with a PS3 only sometimes?
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a c 95 C Monitor
February 16, 2013 9:08:25 AM

^ Agreed

The PS3 is of secondary use to your garphics work, why lower the quality of the monitor for that?
Plus, both monitors are the same size, so 1080p on one of them will look the same as 1080p on the other. Though chances are the games arent even rendered in 1080p, likely 720p then possibly upscaled.
February 16, 2013 6:22:50 PM

I see where you're coming from, I just wanted to have the flexibility of both worlds. If a 2560x1440 monitor is going to letter-box scale a blu-ray or ps3 game then I'd just like an idea of how small it will be on screen.

Also, while on the topic, how would I go about hooking a 27 inch 2560x1440 monitor to my macbook pro to get the maximum resolution? I have an early 2011 Intel Core i7 model and the graphics card currently fitted reads ' Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB', is this sufficient to output 2560x1440?
a c 106 C Monitor
February 16, 2013 6:47:01 PM

You can run movies and the PS3 in full screen, unless you want it to be in better quality without expanding, then you can turn off scaling in the monitor options.

I don't think a VGA connection can run on that resolution, you may need a dual-link DVI, HDMI or Display Port port to run it.
a c 95 C Monitor
February 16, 2013 7:15:58 PM

I think HD3000 can handle that resolution, but I'm not sure.

If possible use a DisplayPort or a Dual-Link DVI cable, VGA and some revisions of HDMI may not be able to support the resolution.
February 17, 2013 11:54:41 AM

Thanks for the help guys, looks like I need a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable and its as simple as that (since most modern 27inch monitors have DP built in).

Ive been looking at a Dell U2713HM recently as it looks like the best in its field at the moment (despite numerous QC issues), although the U2713H does look tempting. I just cannot justify the extra money for wide gamut/10 bit colour display if i can't even reproduce it using a mac (apparently the tech isn't available with macs).

Does anyone think the U2713H is worth the extra dough? The main thing i'm concerned about is whether the sRGB emulation is accurate enough just to work with exclusively, other than that I'd be more than happy to pay a little more for a newer screen.

Thanks again.