How do I get high definition from Xbox

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eugdog

Guest
I want high definition from my X -box for my projector

If I get a US sourced machine and use componant connections will that give me High definition? Of course I could only play US games.


Alternatively can I get my UK box chipped or modified for high definition,
 

richard plumb

Distinguished Member
yes to both of your questions. US Xbox with HD kit, or modded Xbox (either get yours chipped if you have one, or buy one premodded). The modded ones are slightly more flexible, as you can play UK games, still play live (switch the mod off), and play DVDs/MPEGs in HD.



You may now search if you need more specifics... :)
 
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dj898

Guest
the safest way would be US xbox with the mod chip that can be turned off for XLIVE.

I was fortunate(?) enough to get my hand on US xbox 1.1 M/B for nothing. Someone attempted to install 1st gen mod chip but ended up lifting few tracks. :)

I fixed/cleaned up and put it into Green transparent shell.
looks great and it plays pretty much everything - although haven't tried DVD-R backups as I cannot be bothered with downloading images... :p

cheers
 
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dj898

Guest
Originally posted by dj898
the safest way would be US xbox with the mod chip that can be turned off for XLIVE.

I was fortunate(?) enough to get my hand on US xbox 1.1 M/B for nothing. Someone attempted to install 1st gen mod chip but ended up lifting few tracks. :)

I fixed/cleaned up and put it into Green transparent shell.
looks great and it plays pretty much everything - although haven't tried DVD-R backups as I cannot be bothered with downloading images... :p

cheers


yes it will however from what I heard M$ is testing a way to detect those PAL Xbox with NTSC video output and will ban them on the ground of in the breach of XLIVE contract or what ever...

the safest bet will be US Xbox M/B mate.
and the switch to turn off the mod chip.

cheers
 

John

Moderator
is the MS hidef kit the best to go for , or is there a viable alternative , bearing in mind i reqire optical out
 

fuzzybee

Banned
My official MS high deff pack has just decided not to output any sound from the optical output, i am now using one made by play on which my brother got packaged with a steering wheel and extra pad. It looks and sounds just as good as the MS high deff pack but also includes a coaxial digital output, a s-video output and a scart output(composite)
 

harrisuk

Well-known Member
Xbox high def pack is the only way to go to be honest. There is nothing else that I know of that can match the quality and provide 5.1 sound. Its less that £20 delivered......So no brainer really.

Personally I would not mess with a US xbox. Seems like a load of uneccessary hasle. If you are going to go to that expense why not get a pal modded box for high def and another one untouched for live.

Apprently MS are going to drop the xb to sub £90 shortly.

You know its worth it :smoke:

It looking spectacluar on my ae500, problem is still cant get it properly setup so I can use it. Loft conversion still aint finished but not far away now. 1 - 2 weeks.
 

Solar

Well-known Member
Originally posted by iamtheone
Sorry to jump in on the thread, but i have a similar query. If i bought a chip like this one http://www.whitedog.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=11_45&products_id=335&osC
Would it then allow me to select NTSC video output, therefore providing me with Prog Scan(with selected games i assume??) and still go on 'Live'?
i have just installed the xbit with EvoxM7 bios, slayers auto installer and dashboard on my mates xbox
very easy and quick to install, also there is no need to switch to NTSC signal. Its fully automatic, and we havent had any problems with xbox live with either originals or copies. :smashin:
 

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