XBOX Widescreen woes

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by McBain, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. McBain

    McBain
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2001
    Messages:
    181
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Fair Oak
    Ratings:
    +2
    Heres the deal:

    - I have a vanilla XBOX bought a couple of months ago

    - I'm using a 3rd party (yeah I know - boo, hiss etc) component cable, switched through my Denon 3803

    - I have a 32" Tosh Picture Frame CRT TV

    - I've set my video settings in the XBOX config to be Widescreen

    The problem is lots of games, in fact most, seem to be outputting in 4:3 - e.g.

    Ultimate Spiderman
    Halo
    Oddworld: Strangers Wrath

    I read about a problem with PAL xboxs causing the TV to autoswitch to a 4:3 mode, BUT still outputting in 16:9 - i.e. all you had to do was switch your tv mode back and it was all hunky dory. This is NOT the case with mine - it autoswitches to 4:3 sure, but the picture IS 4:3. If I switch the TV to widescreen I just seem to stretch the picture - everyone looks fat etc.

    Anyone have any clues as to whats happening here? Is it just that lots of these games AREN'T widescreen, or is that I have a problem in my setup somewhere?

    Thanks in advance,

    SR
     
  2. gearguy

    gearguy
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    You can't MAKE gfames that don't support 16:9 display in 16:9. *rolls eyes*
    What's the big deal anyway? It's only the shape of the screen and you can't say it's because you're a purist who wants to see the games in the original aspect they were in at the cinema... because.. well XD

    Some games are better off in 4:3 anyway
     
  3. Member 55145

    Member 55145
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Messages:
    12,082
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +3,481
    most games are 480i/p or 565i/p they are 4:3 resolution, only games that are widescreen are 720p 1080i games
     
  4. McBain

    McBain
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2001
    Messages:
    181
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Fair Oak
    Ratings:
    +2
    Lol - I thought I'd posed a question rather than expressing an, obviously stupid, opinion. Luckily I did get something from your well thought out response - that the games aren't actually in widescreen - which is all I wanted to know - thanks.
     
  5. Indiana Jones

    Indiana Jones
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2003
    Messages:
    36,899
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Bristol
    Ratings:
    +9,627
    Yep not all xbox games are in widescreen, infact the only one I have is Halo 2.
     
  6. Pooon

    Pooon
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    7,517
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Canterbury, Kent
    Ratings:
    +1,160
    Halo is only in 4:3, i don't know about the others im afraid, but most xbox games are in widescreen. The only game i own that isn't is Pro Evo
     

Share This Page

Loading...