Am I dumb ass of the year?

Downinja

Well-known Member
Ok so I spotted something last night that could make me moron of the year.

I have a 360 and both component and VGA cable.

My HD TV has some issues and had to go back, the issue directly affected VGA so that hasn't been tried yet.

I did briefly try the component cable and wasn't that impressed, I tried both 720p and 1080i

Last night I spotted that there is a small switch on the cable to switch between HDTV and TV.

Obviously it was set to TV, will that make a difference, and if so why does it let you select 720p with it switch to TV?
 

Kopite4Ever

Novice Member
With it set to TV it lets you set 720p but it only stays on that for about 2 seconds then defaults back to 480p/480i etc. So you were never getting a HD signal via component so yes your a dumb ass of the year :D
 

Downinja

Well-known Member
As much as I feel bad for being such a moron, I am 100% glad it's gonna look better than it did :D
 

Dave

Distinguished Member
Don't feel to bad. You'd be amazed at the amount of people who come here asking if the switch makes a difference.

Your not the first and you certainly won't be the last.:hiya:
 

Nivek TT

Distinguished Member
A friend recently upgraded to an HDTV and he must have spent a good 15 minutes in the settings menu flicking between 480i and 720p before I pointed him in the right direction.

Surely you noticed the text was extremely sharp after changing to 720p then dropped back down again to blurry ****e!
 

Downinja

Well-known Member
Honestly I noticed the text was a little blury but I figured maybe it needed a reboot, then I figured maybe it was the TV scaling from 720p to 768p, finally I figured I wouldn't worry about it too much as when my TV gets back I will be using VGA and setting it to 1360x768 anyway.

Seems a bit stupid to have to manually switch it as well as set it in the settings.
 

Rasuphas

Novice Member
Also guilty. Only took me a day to remember about the little switch though. Atleast this way I got to drag the pleasure out a bit longer than the clever people though
 

Kopite4Ever

Novice Member
daniel_owen_uk said:
Seems a bit stupid to have to manually switch it as well as set it in the settings.
Not really as id assume you need to physically tell the connector wether your using the component for HD or using the composite connector so it riggers some sort of switch to let the system know. Slight Flaw as when your on tv mode you can still use the component connector for 480p :confused:

Never mind im sure you wont be the last one to have this problem :D thank goodness for the forums eh ;)
 
M

madfish_den

Guest
Crisp_Rapper said:
living in chesterfield does indeed seem to numb the mind. you poor thing :rotfl:
As a chesterfield born bloke, can I restore parity to the town by saying i've not done this (yet!).:lesson:

I did have the sense to leave though, albeit not the sense to cancel my season ticket to the spireites...:suicide:

Denny
 

Nivek TT

Distinguished Member
The switch is important. You need to be able to set the res to 480i without viewing the screen. Otherwise it would impossible to use an Xbox 360 on an SD TV that was previously setup for an HD TV.

Its also very handy since it identifies the 'Dumbass of the year' :rotfl:
 

Downinja

Well-known Member
I am not buying that, I work with PCs daily that set themselves to higher resolutions than a lot of screens can deal with.

You plug said PC into a lower res screen and it identifies it as a lower res, fair call component doesn't have the advantage of EDID, but still you can do it via safe mode.

IMO it should be a reset switch that resets to SD, not a manual switch, bad design, but I am still claiming that award.
 

Nivek TT

Distinguished Member
daniel_owen_uk said:
I am not buying that, I work with PCs daily that set themselves to higher resolutions than a lot of screens can deal with.

You plug said PC into a lower res screen and it identifies it as a lower res, fair call component doesn't have the advantage of EDID, but still you can do it via safe mode.

IMO it should be a reset switch that resets to SD, not a manual switch, bad design, but I am still claiming that award.
Not always true. I had a friend at uni borrow my monitor so she could set her resolution low enough (800 x 600) to something her stone age monitor could handle!
 

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