Xbox DVD quality

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  1. a27

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    I'm looking for something that will play DVDs in progressive scan via a component cable.

    I also need it to stream media from my PC.

    I am not interested in upscaling as I have a 480p TV.

    I've learned that the Xbox can do this via XBMC.

    How does the output quality compare with other DVD players?
     
  2. AnthonyG

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    Not very good.

    I was having some remodeling done so had to temporarily pack away my Oppo DVD player.

    So I figured the same as you that I would use XBMC on my Xbox1 to playback DVD's through component to my 32" LCD.

    The picture quality was however terrible. It looked washed out and unnatural.

    I did fiddle around with all of the settings on the XBMC but none of them made much of a difference. This was also the same in my trying different variates of output.
     
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    Hi A27, I have an Xbox running XBMC and an Oppo DVD player which gets great reviews. I am putting both units through to a 720p projector and I haven’t tried to compare outputs at 480P I'm afraid but I will say that the XBMC quality is superb :thumbsup: . I'd honestly say that it's as good as my Oppo if not slightly better and that cost me £160.
     
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    That's interesting Anthony1uk. I'm really impressed with my XBMC setup. Maybe I've not got the Oppo set up correctly.... :confused:

    What resolution are you connecting your Xbox at? are you using the High Def pack and sending your picture at 720p or 1080i for a fair comparison with your Oppo using HDMI?
     
  5. AnthonyG

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    This is actually somewhat amusing, as I was thinking from reading your post that I must not have had XBMC setup correctly last week. :)

    I am not sure if I had the Hidef pack running, or embarrassingly what this is. Does it automatically come incorporated with XBMC?.

    The XBMC version I am running is

    Thanks
    Anthony
     
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    It's not part of XBMC - it's an add-on that gives you HD resolutions when connected. XBMC can then upscale to 720P and 1080i when it's used.
     
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    Im sorry but I am now slightly confused.

    Is this a hardware addon, or a software addon which runs alongside XBMC?.

    If it is hardware then I have the HD addon AV pack that is connected to the Xbox and then the Component cable is connected to.

    Thanks
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    So XBMC gives impressive picture quality at 480p via component?

    Is it progressive scan?
     
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    I think the High Def connection (sorry, should have been a little clearer) would have made a massive difference, it'll allow the output to be connected via component cables. The stock cable that comes with the Xbox is notorious for being inferior. Out of interest you can pick up a High Def pack/connection for about a tenner.
     
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    Doh, missing posts as I'm writing a reply. So Anthony1uk you do have the HD AV with component cable attached? Should have been ok then.....

    Now I'm confused.

    I'm going to stick with being more than happy using XBMC to upscale to 720p. And I've had others say what a good picture it is too.
     
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    Regarding the hi def pack. It will only let you output HD resolutions if they are set in the xbox dashboard. You can only do this on NTSC machines. However you can change your box from PAL to NTSC using a simple program called Enigmah Videomode Switchdisc. Check out the forums on www.xbox-scene.com for more info. Once you have used this program you can select 720p and 1080i in the dashboard and XBMC will be able to output them. You can also play most games in 480p and even some supporting 720p and 1080i!
     

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