Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by internetuser, Feb 4, 2009.
For my LCD TV ?
Or is it screen specific, for which gives best image
IMO, HDMI, VGA then Component
If you ask me, there's no reason not to do HDMI if you can and doesn't cost you anything, it's the easiest connection, and most often highest quality. It is screen specific though, people have been discussing since the start of time about VGA vs component.
another vote for hdmi here, then i find vga / component will differ from one lcd to another, but personaly prefer component over vga
What! You mean I wasted my money on a £30 USB cable from Currys?
The packaging said Optimal Speed, Highest Data Integrity, User Friendly.
Hi-speed data transfer to 480Mbps
Exceeds USB specifications.
Fully compatible with Macintosh®.
Supports up to 127 devices on a daisy-chain configuration.
WORKS WITH USB 2.0
You can't seriously tell me that a £1 cable can do all that!
I guess it depends on what the spec of the £1 USB can handle? But if the device is outputting full-speed USB then a high-speed USB cable isn't necessary?
I think the general guide is that with analogue signals a cable matters, but with digital it doesn't matter so much.
I was kidding!
Its screen specific.
But HDMI is by far the easiest. As its just one cable for sound and picture, plus its the cheapest cable to buy.
On my TV however the picture looks marginally better with VGA, but if you go down the VGA route you need to buy the official cable, and then a separate Optical cable for audio.
You will also have problems with certain Xbox1 games as VGA is 60Hz only, which I believe HDMI allows 50hz only games to be played?
Overall the picture quality increase, if your TV is even like mine and likes VGA, is not worth the added expense, and restriction on backwards compatibility IMHO.
I myself have found hdmi is best on a lcd and vga and component is hard to tell the difference. but when using a plasma screen hdmi and vga its hard to find a diiference but component is no where near. but this is just how i find it to be other people may have other opinions
I prefer vga meself.
That is not strictly true. Whilst it may be the easiest connection as it supports both HD video and surround sound it's not necessarily the best connection for everyone in that respect. I do agree HDMI is the best of the three for video followed by component and then VGA although to an extent it does depend on your display and can be subjective.
Going back to the sound issue only newer more recent amps support sound over HDMI. My amp is about nine years old and does not even have HDMI so I use an HDMI cable directly to the TV for video and an optical cable to my amp for surround sound.
I am however planning on upgrading to one of the newer amps that have component as well as video and audio supporting HDMI hopefully soon.
True, not something I considered.
In that situation I would go down the VGA route.
As the Dongle for Optical and HDMI is about £20, plus its hard to find, and you have to buy the HDMI cable and the Optical too anyway.
You can get the official VGA cable for £10 from CEX, then just plug in a Optical cable and you're good to go.
As many have said, it all depends on how well your TV handles VGA though.
The Panasonic's seem to handle it superb.
I have an Elite so that isn't an issue fore me although I can see it being an issue for those with HDMI equipped Premium and Arcade 360's.
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