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X360 - This Could be worrying...

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by Caimbeul, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. Caimbeul

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    This link to the inquirer where they have info on the X360 connections.

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  2. Malone

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    Why is it worrying, no doubt the 360(guess time here) will have the same connection principle as its dad, ie whatever lead you connect will determine signal coming out.

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    I am confused. What are you worried about ???????????????????
     
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    Rank amateur journalism there - relatively small console my arse! It's an Xbox that stumbled into a weight watchers class one day, and was forced to remain for the whole month before being allowed to leave.
    They've said nothing new, and that hasn't already been discussed (to death) here on the forums.
    So it does VGA on a LCD monitor - gee gooly whizz, so does a computer!
    Composite and S-Video - aye, right! More like component and S-Video, which are the main connections in the US.
    SCART - wouldn't bet on it - that'll require YUV conversion to RGB.
    Also, if it does S-Video (video signal only), where's the audio coming out of? Didn't see any mention of digital audio (Toslink/RCA) or a pair of analog audio RCAs.
    Did I mention that was rank amateur journalism?!
     
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    Have you not seen an S-Video cable on an Xbox ?.

    It comes with an Optical output to connect straight into your amp !.
     
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    So long as you can get a dvi or hdmi add on pack :smashin:
     
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    No add-on inzaman - retrofit if MS will offer HD-DVD upgrade to original buyers when revision 2 360s are produced. Can't even see that happening - they'd probably sooner see you sell the original 360 and buy the new one, if/when that happens.

    jerkyboy - nope, not seen one - never used it. Preferred a 3rd party Advanced SCART with optical, which was never used!
    So, it'll be another dongle on the end of the cable with electronics in to convert the electrical digital to optical digital. Wonderful! More spaghetti to contend with!
    Just realised, digital audio for AV amp to decode 5.1 - but since HDMI does digital audio, you're still going to need an output to the amp for decoding unless you stick with TV stereo.
    Surely that'd be proof enough to dictate a separate digital audio connection on the rear rather than bastardising cables with dongle boxes.
     
  8. CAS FAN

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    The outputs are exactly the same as what we have now on the X-Box with the main difference being an official VGA connector.

    The likes of component, rgb scart, s-video and composite will no doubt all be available, just as they are now.

    The only odd thing about that pic is the extra black bit above the video lead. This could be to attach an optical out.
     
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    Looks a bit big for an optical out though!
     
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    The other option is a vga to dvi adaptor, i am suprised at no onboard optical though. I suppose if this is to be an add on it will increase M$ revenue streams and does help them to put the 360 out at a respectable launch price.
     
  11. danvitale

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    So it looks like there wont be HD-DVD movie playback then... as one of Toshiba's HD-DVD pre-requisits is a HDCP connection...
     
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    But HDCP could just be added couldn’t it? Or am I missing something?
     
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    HDCP uses DVI or HDMI interfaces, so it may be pretty complicated to add something software based.
     

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