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Xbox DVD-X 2.0 Progressive Scan Patch

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by Easy2BCheesy, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. Easy2BCheesy

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    Hi there,

    I'm just wondering if any one has patched their Xbox DVD-X 2.0 to produce a progressive scan output? I'd imagine it works just fine for NTSC DVDs, but what happens when you try to run a PAL DVD - does it revert back to interlaced? Does it produce a jerky image?

    I'd be very curious to know what happens!

    Cheers...
     
  2. Mr_Belowski

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    I did it, and the results are very good, even with pal disks. It displays in 480p (i.e. ntsc resolution) when you play pal disks, but there's no jerkiness or other conversion artefacts that I've noticed - it looks great on my Z1 projector.

    I'd recommend it - of course, if you back up the DVDx2 default.xbe file before patching you can always go back if it causes problems.
     
  3. Easy2BCheesy

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    Very interesting - I'll give it a go when my Plasma arrives. :smashin:
     
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    How can i patch my xbox fro prog. scan in DVD mode? I have the player mentioned installed on my xbox.
     
  5. Geezer

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    Id be very curious about how you do it.:confused:

    anyone
     
  6. Easy2BCheesy

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    Do a google search for the DVD-X progressive scan patch.

    I'd imagine you FTP the default.xbe file from the DVD-X folder on your Xbox to your PC. Apply the patch (keeping a copy of the original file) then FTP it back onto your Xbox.

    My plasma's arriving within the week, so I'll post step-by-step instructions along with my impressions on the performance.
     
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    Cheers ill look forward to hearing how you get on
     
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    I patched mine the old-fashioned way by hacking the .xbe with a hex-editor, replacing one string of numbers with a slighly modified one. It made me feel like a real hacker, even tho I was just following instructions ;)

    Of course, the procedure is the same however you patch the file - ftp it from the xbox to the pc, then ftp the modified file back onto the xbox overwriting your (backed-up) original. Very easy and well worth 5 minutes effort
     
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    thats weird everytime i forgot to change my xbox back to PAL and played a PAL DVD in NTSC it jerked .

    havent tried this with games tho .
     
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    Perhaps this has something to do with the display device?

    I dunno, cos all the stuff I've read about playing PAL DVDs in NTSC mode suggests I should see jerkiness. But on my hook-up I don't see any jerkiness when playing PAL dvds in ntsc mode at 480p. I've got good eyesight and this sort of thing would usually bother me. I'm also projecting on a big (8 foot wide) screen, so I really don't think I'd miss it.

    Weird, huh?

    As for games, the only one I've got that jerks in NTSC mode is the PAL version of Halo. Apparently there's a slight bug in the code. It's really off-putting (perhaps it's the same effect that you get playing pal dvds in ntsc mode?). I got a US version on import and it doesn't jerk at all, even playing in pal mode. And it looks great in 480p too :)
     
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    the reason i am led to believe for the jerkiness of halo pal is that it wasnt make it to run at 60hertz on... you have to set the pal xbox at 50hrtz and will run fine.........
     
  12. Easy2BCheesy

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    I thought you kept the Xbox in NTSC mode and played the PAL disc from there? Isn't that what Mr Belowski is doing?
     
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    Yeah - i play my pal DVDs in NTSC mode and they work fine without jerkiness.

    Games are the same - all my pal games play fine in NTSC mode without jerking, except for Halo which stutters. I got an imported NTSC version of halo which plays fine in NTSC so I'm a happy bunny :)
     

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