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Xbox360 - VGA / Component Video - Which is best?

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by Nick_T, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. Nick_T

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    I have a Panny PWD7 and have an Xbox360 (Premium) on pre-order.

    My question is which video connector will give me the best picture?

    I am guessing that the Component video cable will give the best picture using 720p resolution (although 1080i will work on the PWD7 as well, I will have to play with the settings to see which resolution looks the best).

    Or am I wrong and the VGA cable will actually give me a better picture set at 1280 x 720?

    Cheers!

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    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news - but the VGA input on the PW7 won't take such high quality signals. Component is the only way to go.

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    What about on the pioneer PDP-434?
     
  4. Nick_T

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    How is it then that I connect my PC to the VGA input of the PWD7 at a resolution of 1280 x 720 in 60Hz (and 50Hz)? I have even gone much higher resolution than that but it doen't make things look better if I do that, just harder to read. It even states in the manual that it supports a whole range of different resolutions going all the way up to some stupidly high res!

    For example I play Half-Life 2 on my PC connected to the Plasma via VGA cable in a res of 1280 x 720 and it looks excellent. I have been considering getting a DVI board for the PWD7 to increase the quality of the signal coming from my PC (it has dual DVI outputs) but this is for another thread...

    Can I ask why you think the PWD7 will not accept this input over VGA?

    Cheers,

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