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Xbox 360 Hope for older HD screens?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by Mr Eddy, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. Mr Eddy

    Mr Eddy
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    Feb 26, 2005
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    Well a few more xbox 360 - Plasma connection details have come out:

    Will run games @ 720p not 1080i/p
    No digital connector (HDMI or DVI) with no plans for any
    Out of box will have component (480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i video support) and composite
    RGB scart seperate purchase
    Big news will support VGA for 3rd party cables

    Xbox 360 will play high definition video in VC1 (WMVHD) format. We are currently evaluating upscaling standard definition DVDs, but have not yet confirmed it for launch............not sure what "evaluating" means, but would be great to have cheap upscaller thrown in for existing movies.

    VGA support is great news for older screens as is component. Don't know VGA resolutions/rates supported. It may be that some of the older 50" screens may be a good buy, Certainly if they support Component 720p or even if the VGA options are compatable. Lower res screens would benefit too. Blimey even a PW7 may be able to display an upscalled 720p image via VGA, or am I dreaming?

    Don't forget HD images do make lower resolution screens look good too. Even HD recorde material broadcast as SD over Sky or freeview gives a good picture, such as CSI.

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