Okay, I have a computer monitor that I play my PS3 on. I'm using an HDMI cable obviously, and the monitor is said to be at 1080p. But I don't understand, why doesn't it look crispy, and why are the colours so dry? I went to a Sony Store and saw another tv just about the exact same size but different brand. It's a 22' inch by the way. It had a PS3 on display. I was playing infamous 2 on it and the graphics had this very sharp crispy look with really vibrant/beautiful colours. But my TV doesn't even look like that.
I don't know why. Is it because I'm using a computer monitor as a screen? My friend told me that if you use an HD computer monitor with a PS3, then it's actually 1060p, not 1080p. Can someone please help me? Did I get ripped off?
Also, there's this option on my monitor that says "sRGB" or something like that. I find that the games look so much nicer on that setting. But does it harm my screen in any way? Because it's bright, and I'm scared that it may damage the brightness on my tv.
I don't know what your friend is talking about. I have an Asus VH236H and this monitor is absolutely terrific for use with the PS3/360 and games that require low latency. It runs in 1920x1080 resolution.
sRGB is just a color mode (/color space). You might have other color modes, like Standard, or Gaming. I recommend using "Gaming" if you have it.
It shouldn't damage anything.
Um, try changing around your color settings and mode. See if there's any setting that you like. Your monitor should also be able to report the resolution of what you're viewing back to you, as will the PS3 in the system menu.
If it really truly looks bad, then you might just have a cheap monitor.
Can you identify the model for us?
EDIT: Not sure why I didn't mention this but you probably don't want to use sRGB for gaming. I'm surprised games look better on that setting for you, sRGB is not meant to make things look bright and vibrant. A lot of people who use photo tools use that color space to get an accurate idea of what prints will look like
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