Best Way to Test Output?

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  1. JackFord

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    I have just recently got a HD TV in my room, a 40 inch 1080p Samsung.

    I have connected my Xbox 360 up via Component, VGA and HDMI. Was playing Halo 3 and the whole thing was freaking cross-hair wise, looking fuzzy. I sorted this, found out the TV was setting to upconvert to 100Hz so turned this off and it's better.

    When I was playing Halo 3 with VGA and HDMI some edges looked jaggy, and pixily. I now have it connect via Component set to 1080p.

    I was thinking though, is it the input or the game, are the graphics really that great in Halo 3 or do I just expect them to be 'perfect'.

    So I need the best way to test my outputs, a DVD? a title screen? I can rent any game for free so recommend anything. I have read about jaggy-ness as a result of the HDMI, so I don't know, what can you suggest guys?
     
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    Just be happy that you can get 1080p via component because most cannot.
     
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    There's not much point running 1080p since pretty much all the games are 720p and you're just relying on the 360's ropey scaler to do the job your TV should be able to do better.
     
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    Well I assume I can, the message comes up, can you see this and I click 'yes'. I'll try Bioshock, that game is ment to look lush. My buddy thinks it might just be the over-all size of the TV and due to this I will get some pixilation.
     
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    I'm not at home now so I'll try various settings when I get in, thanks for the tip.
     
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    The best test is your eyes as it essentially comes down to what looks best to you.

    Use a game/DVD/demo or whatever else is available.
    DVE is the usual calibration disk most people use to set up their systems.

    Try it on each setting and connection type.
    Make sure you use the same section of the source material to get a valid comparison.

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