Hooked your Xbox 360 up to your new 1080p-capable HDTV by component and planning to get the HD-DVD add-on? Then it's time to pray you have a VGA connector on your HDTV. Why? Because copyright restrictions on HD-DVD don't allow 1080p over component.
You can buy a vga to dvi adapter for 10 dollars and under. There are even dvi to hdmi as well. So if you buy the vga cord and the proper adapter....you are fine...untill they release the hdmi calbe/adapter specifically for the 360. http://www.dcables.net/inde...
NOBODY OWNS ANY 1080p SETS! WHO CARES? Now that that's out of the way- if you're the sort of person who spent $lots on an HDTV to make sure it had true 1080p capabilities, you can afford whatever adapters wouldever be needed to make this happen. Whoopie. The PS3 won't come with HDMI cables, so you'll have to buy something to go 1080p on movies there too. What's the big deal?
Good thing I bought a 360 VGA cable a while back...YEA!!! ...Wait a min ...I don't own a 1080p HDTV .....D@MN IT!
If you'd ask me, MS will soon release such a HDMI cable. Not only to adress things like this, but also to finally have Sony quiet with their 'true' HD marketingblabla. Although 99% of us all will use 720p max But well. VGA ain't bad either, although the colours on Component are better
WHAT! in no way shape or form is component video better than VGA! What's next, somebody is gonna claim that S-Video is better than VGA too? this is ridiculous!
VGA has better clarity, but the colors are a little "washed out" Component is a brighter color cable, while VGA has clarity.
The differnce in color is probably due to the difference in your monitors color setting and you TVs. Remember you cant "turn up" thr color on your monitor, whereas you can on your TV, but if the you could turn up the color on your monitor then you would see that its not the VGA cable
Top Gamer said: #69 Donkey Slayer TopGamer "1080p can be displayed via componant cable for hd dvd and games. " http://news4gamers.com/News... I told you buddy, I stick to the facts ;)
Normally I wouldn't even respond to someone like you. But....I was half right. Games yes...but movies...from what is being said now...NO. But, I was just reporting to the news as it was at that time. Even sony at that time thought the ps3 would have 1080p movie playback on componant. Obviously, things have changed in what MS and Sony thought. Thus, Sony including the hdmi port in both core and premium. We will see what MS does to counter this "new" development. As of now their only solution is VGA to DVI or hdmi. But we will see in a couple days at X06. But when I stated it back when you quoted me....I was right from the info given by both SOny and MS. Info has changed. Games 1080p via componant and movies have to have dvi, vga, or hdmi to display 1080p. But the bigger issue is, how many gamers actually have 1080p for it to even effect? Thank goodness there is a cheap and simple solution to this minor bump in the road...."VGA". And with an adapter....DVI/hdmi for 10 dollars or less.
Sad thing is I posted info from an MS Executitve yet you were still stubborn about it. Obviously you read it as your responded to me by name. It was the "news at the time", you just didn't like it. You take every fact as an attack on MS when I was just passing along information. That is what is truly sad. I hope one day you can evolve beyond your biases as you truly could be good contributor towards the board.
Well its good for me as i use the VGA cable to play my xbox 360 games in HD, too sad i don't want the HD-DVD add on and i really don't want Blu-Ray.
I'd like better DVD picture than 480P, too bad my TV only supports component cables
Many people use their PC monitors for 360 gaming anyways, so I dont think these stupid restrictions can do crap.
From the quote: "For component, you get gaming up to 1080p, and 1080i for HD DVD. DVD only works at 480p over this connection. The latter two are due to restrictions in DVD CCA and AACS rules for DVD and HD DVD playback respectively." So 1080p for games, 1080i for movies, and 420p for dvd's using the hd-dvd add on. But MS was talking about a Live update this fall that would upsale to 720p...and I'm assuming that would be the regular dvd drive or the add-on. So not too bad.
So with my regular 360 + VGA, I'm gonna be able to play DVD's in my DVD drive and have them upscaled to 720p or 1080i right?? I think I'm right, that I won't need the HD-DVD add on for this upscaling.
Yet again all this talk about HD resolutions and HDMI/DVI/VGA etc cables is all very nice to bullet point in the Argos catalogue but to be honest, beyond the fanboys, who actually cares? Most people will still play in standard definition on CRT TV's and of them its still 50/50 between those who play on widescreen and those who use 4:3. My real point is this, I would much rather someone told me as a normal consumer why the games on any particular console are better than on others without sending me on a geeky mindtrip of ports and resolutions.
exactly what I've been saying. People on forums commit alot more attention and money to their console obviously. And YES, normal people don't have HDTV's or plan on buying a 400 dollar console.
you said not a problem at all, yeah because this is about the 360 ur god, but if sony say something like that you'll be like "hell no who gonna ge a ps3" ps3 is s!@#. tell me i'm not right.
It's been proven time and time again.
NO 1080P FOR COMPONENT!!! THE WORLD IS ENDING!!!....just kidding. We all act like 1080i movies are a bad thing. I know they will be way better than 480i up-scaled. I might get a 1080p tv in the future, but 1080i will be awesome and just fine for most movies, if not all.
What is the price for the HD DVD player going to be in U.S.
NOW I GET TO SEE THE FULL POWER OF MY SAMSUNG 61" DLP 1080p HDTV.
Theres a clear distinction between this and what Sony does over and over again. The fact is that we all brought the 360 with the expectation that it would have 720p & 1080i, thats what M$ promised....thats all. Now they are giving fans more like 1080p and HD DVD....not because its neccessary for most gamers, but it is important from a PR standpoint because it takes away another "PERCIEVED" advantage that their competitor uses against them. So while M$ continues to give their fans MORE THAN WHAT WAS ORIGINALLY PROMISED, Sony to this day has a history of NOT delivering on their original promises.
"Now they are giving fans more like 1080p and HD DVD" they are not giving you HD DVD are they? no, you are going to be paying for it, think about what your saying before you post.
Computer Monitors are cheaper than most HDTV sets and you can use pimpin audio systems. Using a monitor lets you tell your girlfriend that you "Need" that new 7.1 HD surround sound system as you have no audio otherwise. You also can get some awsome video with a monitor and way more control over your picture quality. The only real draw back is that you cant use the monitor as a tv....unless you have a pimpin computer with HD TV tuner card! (or any regular tv card but will be fuzzy on monitor...I know, that is my setup...except for the Hd 7.1 stereo thing."sob..sniff")
too right mate. I use my Hifi system for sound, too. With Digital base boost on the bullets could really kill me, it's got kick. And the monitor cost me £150, is 19" and widescreen. With a setup like that I don't see me needing an HDTV for years.