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pioneer 428xd VGA input

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masonverger1977

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Does anyone know if the vga input on the pioneer 428xd accepts 1080p?
If it does i want to connect my xbox360 with hd dvd drive through it. I read somewhere that not all vga inputs accept 1080p but this may be wrong.
 
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masonverger1977

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My 360 will only output 1366x768 over vga at a maximum on this tv. It will only do 1080i with component also.

On the tech specs of the 360 it says that VGA will out put 1080p, so is the fact that it out puts at 1366x768 down to the vga input on that particular tv and not that the 360 will not out put it?
 

artois

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Exactly. VGA from the 360 worked at 1080p on the samsung m87 I returned. The 360 outputs 1080p quite happily over vga and component. Just this pioneer doesnt accept a 1080p 60hz input over vga or over component.

@ b0se: Sorry after testing, I didnt bother with it and just upgraded my 360 to an elite so using HDMI. Before that I was using component as the 1080i picture was much nicer for HDDVDs.

Setting the xbox to 1080p over hdmi is a huge step up from component at 1080i and vga at 1366x768 on this screen. It really is a WOW moment when you look at bioshock for the first time over HDMI on the pio.

I really notice the difference in colour, depth, sharpness and blacks. Also, the shadow detail this tv produces is superb :eek:
 
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masonverger1977

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wow, that kinda sucks for such an expensive tv. looks like it would be a good idea to upgrade to a 360 elite to get the best out of it then.
Thanks for the help anyway, its much apreciated.:thumbsup:
 

Soi

Active Member
I wouldn't get my 360 to output anything other than 720p or 1280x720 in VGA terms.

All bar about two 360 games internally work at 720p, and outputting at anything else (1080i, 1080p or 1360x768) causes the 360 to scale the output. This causes issues such as a poorer frame rate or tearing in some games as the 360 has to work harder. There are many threads on this over the internet, and it is really obvious in some games.

The 428 will accept 1280x720 via VGA (lots of tvs won't), so I'd say that was definitely the best resolution to use for VGA. Using component or HDMI it would be best to set it for 720p.
 
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masonverger1977

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I wouldn't get my 360 to output anything other than 720p or 1280x720 in VGA terms.

All bar about two 360 games internally work at 720p, and outputting at anything else (1080i, 1080p or 1360x768) causes the 360 to scale the output. This causes issues such as a poorer frame rate or tearing in some games as the 360 has to work harder. There are many threads on this over the internet, and it is really obvious in some games.

The 428 will accept 1280x720 via VGA (lots of tvs won't), so I'd say that was definitely the best resolution to use for VGA. Using component or HDMI it would be best to set it for 720p.

Thanks Soi, thats worth knowing, rather than upgrading to an elite id be better off just getting a stand alone hd dvd player or blu ray. cheers mate.:thumbsup:
 

b0se

Active Member
Setting the xbox to 1080p over hdmi is a huge step up from component at 1080i and vga at 1366x768 on this screen. It really is a WOW moment when you look at bioshock for the first time over HDMI on the pio.

I really notice the difference in colour, depth, sharpness and blacks. Also, the shadow detail this tv produces is superb :eek:

Maybe I'm missing something here, but just upgrading from 360 Premium + Component to 360 Elite + HDMI doesn't mean your Pio 428 suddenly supports 1080p? Surely your panel is downscaling it to 1080i/720p?
 

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