The PS3 can handle 1080p images. But that doesn't mean that you're likely to get any 3D 1080p gaming any time soon, according to a Sony rep who was speaking at the recent Develop Conference in Brighton.

The Sony official guidelines set a limit of 720p for 3D gaming and even games with a native 1080p resolution have to be downscaled.

Sony's Simon Benson said the reason for the 720p limit is so games can enjoy 60fps rather than the 24fps that would be available with 1080p.

Benson went on to say that even trained computer graphic artists struggle to differentiate between 720p and 1080p when it comes to 3D though.

With Sky, Virgin and Freeview HD there is also no 1080p option, so does it make the whole 1080p Full HD TV spec a bit of a gimmick? Or can the purists really see those extra pixels when it comes to 2D?

Let us know if you're able to tell the difference between 720p and 1080p in 2D or 3D using the comments below.