New device adds HDMI to 1st generation Xbox 360s

A video showcasing how to install a retail device that adds HDMI functionality to 1st generation Xbox 360s.

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SuperSaiyan44483d ago

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.

ThaGeNeCySt4483d ago

Those options can also be used with the VGA cables... I still think this is a foolish item though

ReBurn4483d ago

Good or not, it still looks like it works. Not that I would ever use it.

Bloodmask4483d ago (Edited 4483d ago )

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.

socomnick4483d ago

Don't need this I'm getting 1080p through my component cables. Samsungs tvs = best hdtv's

bym051d4483d ago

People with Pioneer Elites or Diamond Series Mitsubishis would probably disagree.

Mikey_Gee4483d ago (Edited 4483d ago )

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.


As for the Pioneer Elite ... nice tv..... and WAY MORE expensive.

bym051d4483d ago

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.

Mikey_Gee4483d ago (Edited 4483d ago )

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 ..

AngryTypingGuy4483d ago

Yeah I was very happy to see that my new Samsung LCD accepts 1080P with the component cables. It looks sweet!

Bleem3604483d ago

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.

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Owner360-PS34483d ago (Edited 4483d ago )

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.

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