A video showcasing how to install a retail device that adds HDMI functionality to 1st generation Xbox 360s.
Its missing the option called 'REFERENCE LEVELS' which you can ONLY get on HDMI enabled Xbox 360's, the HDMI 360's have a digital upscaler called HANA.
Its very important to have the reference levels option because you could have a washed out look like VGA usually has, what this option does is give you 3 options to increase the colours and look:
Expanded is the best option for the best colours.
Those options can also be used with the VGA cables... I still think this is a foolish item though
Good or not, it still looks like it works. Not that I would ever use it.
for people who have bought HDTVs that are HDMI compatible and have older 1st generation 360s. Now they won't have to purchase another 360 to use the HDMI input.
Don't need this I'm getting 1080p through my component cables. Samsungs tvs = best hdtv's
People with Pioneer Elites or Diamond Series Mitsubishis would probably disagree.
61" and it is AWSOME.
Component and VGA accepts 1080p.
Many TV's will only allow it over the HDMI port do to HDCP restriction.
Don't know what HDCP is ?? It is THE MAN trying to limit what the electonics we buy can/can not do.
HDCP - HIGH-BANDWIDTH DIGITAL CONTENT PROTECTION
As for the Pioneer Elite ... nice tv..... and WAY MORE expensive.
Never said it wasn't more expensive. Just responding to his idea the Samsungs are the best. There's better, maybe it's just too expensive.
Regardless if Sammy is the best or not, the Samsung 1080p DLP's are fantastic TV's. Everybody has a personal take on what set is best so to declair one or the other THE BEST is kind of pointless.
I had a 58" Panny Plasma but returned it after seeing Image Retention after short time gaming. NOT burn in, image retention (even after the 200 hour break in I did on it) but even the image retention was enough to make me NOT enjoy it. So back it went ..
Yeah I was very happy to see that my new Samsung LCD accepts 1080P with the component cables. It looks sweet!
Samsung LCD's are the best HD sets around (especially the LE32R41 series). Trust me, I shopped around for about 6 months and tried out at least 20 different sets before deciding.
Thats not gonna do it, you can get 1080i w/o that jerry-rig. Yes it makes it hook up through hdmi but your not getting the most out of hdmi like this. Thats no different than getting a converter that lets you hook up component cables to a regular rf jack that most motel crap tv's have.I had to use one once since it didnt have any inputs for my 360 and the picture looked nothing as it did on a component based tv.If you want real hdmi,get a 360 with hdmi on the board.
Just hope you got a 2 year warranty with best buy and put a towel over your xbox and get a new one...simple. i dont think this is worth any money, but some people just like too spend money like there is no tomorrow.
Why would anyone want HDMI??? Stupid DRM issues.
If you take VGA, you have the three reference levels, no DRM sh!t
Compared to Component, the edges of objects are smoother/sharper. I'd take VGA over HDMI any day. It does 1080p also
playing a game on VGA and watching the chargers beat the raiders...priceless. lol
Personaly I use my VGA...but if you really wanted to use a HDMI port on your tv I guess this would be ok.
at this point in time
If you have a 1080p ur going to want to have the Elite or a PS3 and if ur lucky enough u would want both...After this price drop im getting the Elite in maybe Feb if they drop the price. I think they will
i wouldnt trust no add-on. I want that HDMI built in.
My only question is does this device have the benefits of upscaling DVD movies too? Because honestly that's the only reason I want HDMI at this point.
M$ is finaly giving the 360 owners that bought it when it 1st came out some love
rather than this add-on. It won't give the quality of HDMI, let alone the features. Of the 9 million people who bought a 360 before HDMI was implemented, quite a few are probably going to spend money on this product and find zero improvement in picture quality. That fact that the device recommends 1080i rather than 1080p shows that it's a waste of money.
What exactly is the whole point of bothering with this device if it cant even be used for 1080p? and I bet you it will be expensive >.>
By the way was it a girl in the video?
@TheMART at Xboxkings: according to the product description the device is a "360 HDMI 1080i adaptor" (including the big fat 1080i logo in the device) which leads me to believe it has trouble or it cant even display properly in 1080p or it would have been marketed as a "360 HDMI 1080P device", by the way the 1080p displayed on the 360 dashboard in the video as we all know is the res that your TV supports and not what res the device can output so don't confuse both
but at the end the main problem this device is the lack of proper information about it we have only see it "work" thru videos but there is no real technical explanation to its true functionality
Did you actually watch the video?
Watch the options of choosing the resolution...
it's there dude... Like you can use it also with VGA and even 1080p on component if your TV does it.
@ DJ he recommends 1080i maybe because of the 720p TV...
It's better to use 720p vs 1080i. The 1080i tends to look like it is tearing due to the whole screen not refreshing at the same time.
Just a heads up.
Since HDMI is the future HD basically, I would choose that over VGA, VGA is being replaced by DVI anyway, so why take a step back?
The only reason I could see getting this device is if your HD-TV does not have any VGA hookups. VGA offers you the same functionality of HDMI minus the fact it doesn't pass through sound. It's analog, sure, but does that matter? Not really. You can play HD-DVDs at 1080p with it (which you cannot do with component cables, and by the looks of things neither can this device). You can upscale DVDs with VGA (which this device won't be able to do since it seems to be simulating a component cable setup, and Microsoft disables upscaling on component. VGA and HDMI only). Really, this device is pointless unless you don't have any free component or VGA hookups. Now, if it pretended to be a VGA connection and did 1080p, it would be a different story. Oh well.
You would have to be an idiot to go and buy this thing, an HDMI cable and hook it all up to get 1080i. HDMI is for 1080P that is why people want it, that and it carries sound and looks nice. If you do this, you are a complete fool.
All this device really does is allow an analog signal to go through HDMI when you think about it. Im very happy with my VGA cable, yes you have to have a speaker set up to I have 5.1 plugged through Optical but to be honest even if I had it plugged up through HDMI Id still have the surround sound plugged up
You might as well just keep using the component cables rather than purchasing this product.
First off, its an adapter. It's not using a true HDMI source that was built into the 360.
Second, after the filtering process of using such an adapter, I can bet you that you wouldn't notice one bit of difference from this HDMI adapter compared to using the component cables.
The only thing this would be good for is if you wanted to "clean up" your cable situation from the back of your television. Instead of 5 cables (3 video, 2 audio), you would only need one.
Stupid product, you can get 1080i and 1080p out of component.
And its great for those people who have HDMI TVs....You get the full 1080p if your tv accepts it....There are a few tv's that don't accept the vga signal...so this is a solution for them. Of course the best option is to buy the Elite or the new 360's with hdmi built in.
But this is an option for the few 360 owners that may need or use it. DJ and others would bash me relentlessly when I said there would be an adapter like this eventually.
dude watch the video before commenting. It's a 1080i connector, not 1080p. It's stupid it let's you use HDMI to play games in 1080i...oOo yeah that's WORTH IT!
Samsung dlp's are good tvs. I wouldnt even rate any lcd at the top of the list for overall quality due to the horrible black level and contrast. Right now there is no tv that can compare to my Pioneer elite kuro 1080p plasma. I been selling tv's for 12 years now, and I have owned everything including mitsubishi diamond dlp. Nothing and I mean nothing can compare to the Kuro's. Go see one for yourself if you dont believe me.
Congratulations on your big expensive TV. For us other much younger gamers who are still in college, our crappy little Samsung LCD's are just fine for us.
Dude....maybe its because the TV he is using is a 720p/1080i tv.
Ok let me actually rephrase this again. Dude it's an "XCM WHITE 360 1080i HDMI CABLE" can you read? and also since I know I am right, I'm an ass, and I am righteous and hate being wrong I will further prove it ...here is the website ( http://www.xcm.cc/) and if you don't feel like going to the website, here is what it says directly below the cable from the manufacturer....
12/10/2007 HDMI cable for Regular xbox 360 (White 360 console) , this is the world first HDMI cable for 1st generation xbox 360 (white console) and up to 1080i .
With this cable you can enjoy the High Resolution digital 1080i signal from 1st generation xbox 360 on HD TV and DVI monitor now :)
K thanks again.
just use VGA u zombies. this is a company trying to cashin on n00bs. VGA supports 1 to 1 pixel mapping on an LCD HDTV like mine.
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