Many people like to discuss HD formats not only in their resolution but also the amount of frames displayed per
second (720p60, 1080p30, etc.), and while lower frames per second is just fine for movies, it might not be as good for
things like sports and videogames. I'm not sure if I agree with all the points however, since they seem to assume most
games run at 60fps, which while some early 360 games have (DOA4, NBA 2K6), some have not (PGR3). I think it's fair to
assume we'll see higher target framerates in upcoming games, especially twitch shooters like Halo 3.
don't mention the Playstation 3 specifically, but it definitely looms large for high definition gamers. As mentioned in
this interview, the
current HDMI spec does not require a TV to accept 1080p (although it supports it), and even TV's
manufactured by Sony don't accept it. Of course, Sony could just end
all this speculation and guess work by showing us a PS3 powering two 1080p screens beautifully, at which point we will
collectively hand over our wallets, souls and firstborn children.
Whether you accept Tyler's points or just
consider this a sign of Microsoft copping some 1080p
pleas, it's clear that just like ESPN and ABC they have picked 720p as their target resolution for HDTV, but whether
that is high definition enough to satisfy consumers remains to be seen.