360 on a normal telly

eddidaz

Active Member
I'm tempted to get a 360, but only have a bog standard 21" CRT telly. I feel like I would be missing out by not using HDTV.

Anyone else have a 360, but lack a HDTV? Should I just stick to my ps2 :rolleyes:
 

LinkinRuss

Standard Member
eddidaz said:
I'm tempted to get a 360, but only have a bog standard 21" CRT telly. I feel like I would be missing out by not using HDTV.

Anyone else have a 360, but lack a HDTV? Should I just stick to my ps2 :rolleyes:
Of course u should invest in one, unless ur a sony fanboy :p

Only kiddin. i have a 22"inch TV and ive got one. Yes i would like a HD tv but might as well hold off until they come down in price.

The 360 is a great piece of kit
 

Dave

Distinguished Member
I have an SD plasma too and to be honest, the pq is so good, I don't see the point in getting a HDTV.

In fact when I've seen the 360 running on HD LCD's it looked worse than my plasma (this was in game before the lcd fans start ripping me to shreds).:rolleyes:

You wouldn't tell the difference when you get 10 feet away anyway so get one and enjoy it.:smashin:
 

azzo

Active Member
If you really want xbox hidef on the cheap, you could always invest in a PC monitor, you can get a samsung 19" widescreen for under 200 which would give you a nice hidef image (maybe with a little scaling)
azzo
 
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xelallah

Guest
i'm currently playing my 360 on a 14" portable tv, picture quality is still superb, getting it hooked up to my tft soon!
 

Nemesis X2

Distinguished Member
I have a 3yr old JVC 32 inch CRT and the graphics and picture quality are still fantastic.

Sure HD would be nice, but if you've never had it (as is the case with me) then you don't have a reference point to know what you're missing, therefore why worry about it.

The jump in quality will still be as amazing as when you went from your PS1 to PS2. Don't forget, SD or not, this is still the next generation of hardware and the results are awesome to say the least....!!:smashin:

Go buy one, you won't be dissapointed.:thumbsup:
 

Nemesis X2

Distinguished Member
ash said:
Mmm... tough one, you defo need a SD/HD plasma for some games e.g. Top Spin 2 which only really looks good on HD.
Rubbish. You don't "definitely" need a Plasma for any games to see the benefits / improvements.
 

snow-munki

Active Member
well i had a 360 for about a week on a 28'' CRT and could tell it wasn't quite right. The text was fuzzy and just not as crisp.

recently got my 37'' LCD and it is literally jaw dropping, i kid you not. granted it is very expensive but the tv isn't just for the 360.

well thats my pov.
 

SoleFever

Novice Member
dgibbs said:
Rubbish. You don't "definitely" need a Plasma for any games to see the benefits / improvements.
He does have a point in a way though. Take Battle for middle earth 2 for example there is a big difference between SD and HD on that game. Infact it's alot harder to play in SD as you can't make out all the writing and units.

I would still get one even though you dont have a HDTV as it will still look fantastic. That having been said i did get a HDTV last year and was amazed at the difference between it and my old standard CRT. Wouldent be able to go back to playing on a SD now thats for sure.
 

CAS FAN

Distinguished Member
I wouldn't let the HD issue be the deciding factor in whether you buy a 360 or not. The only real factor should be whether you like the look of the games on the system.

It's still early days for the 360 and the games catalogue is still limited. There are some really good games already out though and some potentially superb titles (Forza 2, PES6, Saints Row, Dead Rising, Splinter Cell 4, Test Drive Unlimited, Gears of War, Rainbow 6 : Vegas etc.) coming in the Autumn. There's also stacks of titles (over 50) coming to XBox Live Arcade before the end of the year.

On the other hand the PS2 is still strong with loads of great titles to play on it.

So the bottom line is - HD is a nice addition but it in most cases doesn't make games play better (just look sharper). As stated above though, sharper graphics can be an advantage in some games. Choose your consoles primarily on the games available for them :).
 

NackNack

Banned
Today, I've watched a DVD, played Bankshot Billiards and Oblivion on a 32" Toshiba CRT, result? Everything is fine bar a few bits of text. Through RGB it's just fine. :) Lost Planet demo looked the best mind you, absolutely lovely. :)
 

merciless

Standard Member
My nephew got a 360 today for his birthday and the whole family where praising how it looked on they're crt tv.I on the other hand was watching thinking yeah but you want to see mine at home on my hd lcd.

As someone said earlier if you have no point of reference then it still looks fantastic on a crt.It's only when you've seen it in high def that your aware of the difference.
 

TankTopLover

Well-known Member
Daerve said:
I have an SD plasma too and to be honest, the pq is so good, I don't see the point in getting a HDTV.

In fact when I've seen the 360 running on HD LCD's it looked worse than my plasma (this was in game before the lcd fans start ripping me to shreds).:rolleyes:

You wouldn't tell the difference when you get 10 feet away anyway so get one and enjoy it.:smashin:
:rotfl:

The lcd tv's in Game were badly calibrated samsungs(the cheapo sammys) So i am not suprised! I have a Panasonic and can safely say it would blow your plasma out of the water :smashin:

Anyway,sdtv is fine for the 360.But i would say if you like to get the most out of your gaming like i do,then seriously start saving up for a hdtv.The difference is stunning.Some people over emphasise the difference and some actually say its not much different(but they probably do not even have hdtvs)
 

Nemesis X2

Distinguished Member
For those that mentioned the text issues on SD, this isn't a problem if you get the RGB scart lead. The picture with it is much better and crisper than with the standard composite leads you get in the box, which are cheap and low quality.
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
Have to agree, if you are playing on a CRT then your first purchase after the console has to be an RGB Scart Cable.
I have been running my 360 in RGB since launch day and had never seen what a 360 looked like in composite until I went round my brothers and it looked terrible with blurred text and dull colours.

Talked him into buying the cable but then he went and connected it to the non-RGB scart connection on his TV :rolleyes:
 

Nemesis X2

Distinguished Member
Indiana Jones said:
Talked him into buying the cable but then he went and connected it to the non-RGB scart connection on his TV :rolleyes:
:rotfl:

Nice
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
Stupid I know, but his TV only has 1 RGB connection and he refuses to disconnect his DVD Player.
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
He cant afford it, almost every penny he earns has to pay bills and he barely has enough left over for food, really feel sorry for him :(
 

CAS FAN

Distinguished Member
Indiana Jones said:
He cant afford it, almost every penny he earns has to pay bills and he barely has enough left over for food, really feel sorry for him :(
They are less than a tenner from Argos. :)
 

csd7025

Member
For the first month or two i had the 360 it was through my 28" CRT it was still impressive and at that time i would take it to mates houses now and then . now its on a 32" HD LCD, I cant bring myself to go through the hasstle of unplugging and taking it to a mates with an SD image.
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
CAS FAN said:
They are less than a tenner from Argos. :)
I know as I got one myself but he doesnt even have a fiver to spare let alone a tenner.
 

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