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PizzaFaceGamer said:
snakenobi said:
only pixel density is less but it is close to HD and you can't notice

and OLED is be way better than LCD in colour production and contrast and brightness


Okay i did not know this.  My friend who has an iPhone claims RETINA is the best in the world

I don't like apple products at all, but I wasn't sure if he knew what he was talking about.

I'm not much of a technophile

retina display simply means that it has enough DPI (>300dpi) that at 12" the eye can't see the difference from pixel to pixel.

That's all it means. It's not any super special screen, it's just the pixel density.



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PizzaFaceGamer said:
snakenobi said:
only pixel density is less but it is close to HD and you can't notice

and OLED is be way better than LCD in colour production and contrast and brightness


Okay i did not know this.  My friend who has an iPhone claims RETINA is the best in the world

I don't like apple products at all, but I wasn't sure if he knew what he was talking about.

I'm not much of a technophile

Then you really shouldn't have made this thread the way you did....



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pixel density isnt everything. it matters but its not everything.
and the NGP's pixel density is plenty... err dense.

OLED screens produce very very vibrant color and deep dark black level.
as well as wonderful color contrast and accuracy.



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PizzaFaceGamer said:
snakenobi said:
only pixel density is less but it is close to HD and you can't notice

and OLED is be way better than LCD in colour production and contrast and brightness


Okay i did not know this.  My friend who has an iPhone claims RETINA is the best in the world

I don't like apple products at all, but I wasn't sure if he knew what he was talking about.

I'm not much of a technophile

retina is just a branding thing from apple

oled is the new tech coming in like blu-ray vs dvd



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d21lewis said:
We've been spoiled to the point where if one single element of our new device isn't the best ever made, we complain--before the product is even released, apparently.


replace we with pizzaface and our new device to anything sony related...and you would be right



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you say "I'm not much of a technophile"

implying you're not too sure about the technology used in iether device but the title of the thread reads "PS VITA Screen not as good as Apple Retina Display....WHY???"

...so im left wondering how you arrived at that conclusion? did you read impressions stating that? or have you actually handled both devices and are speaking from experience?



o_O.Q said:
you say "I'm not much of a technophile"

implying you're not too sure about the technology used in iether device but the title of the thread reads "PS VITA Screen not as good as Apple Retina Display....WHY???"

...so im left wondering how you arrived at that conclusion? did you read impressions stating that? or have you actually handled both devices and are speaking from experience?


think he answered this one, his friend told him Retina display is the best evahhhhh..to be the best evaaaah it has to be better than vita...hence his outrage!

might be wrong tho :P



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Euphoria14 said:

Retina display is bullshit in my opinion.

For example you mentioned it has a 800:1 contrast ratio.

My Samsung Captivate has a Super AMOLED screen with a 50,000:1 contrast ratio and produces much superior colors from my standpoint. iPhone 4 beats it in whites I believe.

I also heard that Retina display requires a back light, AMOLED does not.

Vita display probably also requires one, but if this thread is about wanting it to have a superior screen to what it has now, you would need to be asking for an AMOLED.


LCD beats AMOLED in colour fidelity (ie, AMOLED colours are super-saturated beyond reality), anti-aliasing due to the sub-pixels, and power consumption when displaying bright images, which is where I think you got "beats it in whites."

AMOLED beats LCD in viewing angle, contrast ratio, and power consumption when displaying dark images.

In practical tests, phones with LCD displays enjoy longer battery life than phones with AMOLED, which IMO is the most important attribute in a mobile display, given that both technologies look pretty damn good.

To answer the OP, the PSV is 960 x 540 (AKA qHD resolution) because that's conveniently one quarter the resolution of 1080p. That means scaling an image up and down from qHD to 1080p is really simple.

Convenience is also the reason why the iPhone 4 has a 960 x 640 display. They wanted a higher resolution without creating scaling problems for old images, so they used a display with four times the resolution of the previous iPhone screen. The DPI is utterly bonkers on a screen that small, and there's really no reason why the PSV should have a comparable resolution unless you're afraid your rez-wang won't measure up.



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Euphoria14 said:
PizzaFaceGamer said:
snakenobi said:
only pixel density is less but it is close to HD and you can't notice

and OLED is be way better than LCD in colour production and contrast and brightness


Okay i did not know this.  My friend who has an iPhone claims RETINA is the best in the world

I don't like apple products at all, but I wasn't sure if he knew what he was talking about.

I'm not much of a technophile


Retina display is bullshit in my opinion.

 

For example you mentioned it has a 800:1 contrast ratio.

My Samsung Captivate has a Super AMOLED screen with a 50,000:1 contrast ratio and produces much superior colors from my standpoint. iPhone 4 beats it in whites I believe.

I also heard that Retina display requires a back light, AMOLED does not.

 

Vita display probably also requires one, but if this thread is about wanting it to have a superior screen to what it has now, you would need to be asking for an AMOLED.

... 

it wouldn't be an "OLED" if it needed a back light man

I know so called "LED TVs", which actually have a LCD screen and LED backlight, made things confusing, but all OLEDs are self luminous

btw amoleds from a technical standpoint are worse then oleds in picture quality as they group together sub pixels of the same color to deal with the relatively short life of blue colored oleds, so their pixels are bigger/there is more aliasing - that shoudn't have that much of an effect on real visible quality though, especially in high pixel density screens