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any multiple of 320x240 used to be recommended (640x480, 960x720, 1280x960) if u connect it to your tv 720x480 as others said
 

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wrong wrong wrong, damn, only Shadow Lady is even close, clouds bro is on the right track, in a way.

the PSX's internal resolution is 320x240, most of the time, otherwise it's 320x224 . your TV is at 320x240 (most likely, if you have a regular old TV).

most of the time, like clouds bro said, it doesnt matter what res you're in. however, if you're playing a game with prerenderered backgrounds (like FF7 or something), you want to go with a 4:3 ratio to make it look nice.
 

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I dont know where you people get your information from but all TVs made in the US since they started making them back in the 50s or whatever have been using the NTSC standard of 720 x 480
While your right at what the resolution is you forget that standard t.v.'s create thier image by interlacing the image which draws every odd, then even line. So in all technicality its resolution is 320x240 because of the interleaving. If every line was drawn at the same time then we would see the whole image and it would be 480p, or ED.
 

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then were does the 720 come from? :p
 

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I always thought 640x480, as most tv shows (i download) come in that resolution ... But anyways ... I use 640x480. 720x480 is widescreen/16:9 resolution and psx is 4:3, so tell me why would you stretch the image, just to shrink it back down again?

Meh, well I mostly play on my monitor anyways, but if your playing on your regular analog tv, i'd reccomend 640x480 (because higher reoslutions can be potentially damaging to your tv)

If you're playing on a widescreen hd tv, I reccomend whatever your native resolution on your tv is. Mine which is 1280x768 (not true 16:9 BTW) Only I center my image, use my vga cable, and would therefore play at 1024x768 :)

Shadow Lady, the 720 usually comes from DVD's. Which can play on tv's and do have a sharper picture, but when using 640x480 (true 4:3 like psx) you're gonna get the same type of picture quality without it being stretched then resized again, so IMHO 640x480 is much more reccomended - at least by me.
 

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the 720 comes from DVDs which have a pixel aspect ratio of 0.9 (which is actually 648 but meh...).

and yeah, your TV is definitely 320x240. go look on the screen and count the pixels! good old interlacing.

and all those HD resolutions you always here about, 480i/p, 720i/p, 1080i/p, that's the vertical resolution.

let me just add that you might have a TV that goes up to those resolutions. one of my friends has a special monitor (it's a 27" TV) that goes up to 800x600, interlaced. it's not HD or anything, btw.
 

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Razor Blade said:
I always thought 640x480, as most tv shows (i download) come in that resolution ... But anyways ... I use 640x480. 720x480 is widescreen/16:9 resolution and psx is 4:3, so tell me why would you stretch the image, just to shrink it back down again?.

I giggle at this since when I started watching stuff shows were at 320x240 res encoding. And thenyou had VCD formats of Pal at 352 x 288 pixels and NTSC 352 x 240 pixels. I recall when divx began and stuff started getting pushed on quality they first went to 512x384 resolution for a while then finally went to 640x480 res .. heh back then I had a p3 500mhz and some things encoded at that res would lag for me :(.
 

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Razor Blade said:
I always thought 640x480, as most tv shows (i download) come in that resolution ... But anyways ... I use 640x480. 720x480 is widescreen/16:9 resolution and psx is 4:3, so tell me why would you stretch the image, just to shrink it back down again?
i have no idea, but then again i have visited many many sites regarding help on this ups and downs topic and seems like the most popular thing as in video is to make the resulting image bigger than your resolution so the videocard can shrink it down, which i have no idea why is so popular, but i noticed i havent complain too much about quality image since i did that...

and i went offtopic...
 
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