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Help with HD tv and Xbox 360?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by godmonkee, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. godmonkee

    godmonkee Regular Member

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    I have just bought my self an Hitachi 32" hd tv, but I have no idea what to set the display setting too, I know 480i is for normal tv's, but I don't know what is best. Now I no there are some geniuses on here so could somebody please explain this to me and tell me what the best setting is.

    Thanks in Advance
    Godmonkee
     
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    HaRRo Elite Member

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    If i remember its usually about 1080 or similar
     
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    set the display to 1080p if you have it, if not 1080i, if neither of those then 720p (If your tv isnt a 1080 model)

    Also, make sure to get the hdmi cable it looks way better
     
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    godmonkee Regular Member

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    Thanks Harro I was just dead worried that I may blow my TV, it's mad give me a computer with something wrong and may take time but I will fix it in the end, give me a TV with 3 display settings and I am worried I might destroy it in the first 5 mins.
     
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    blackhat50 Regular Member

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    wow, i honestly thought people didn't think that way, you bought a tv not knowing the specs of it? wow honestly w o w.

    why buy a new tv? old one broke or something? :D
     
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    didnt think the 360 went higher than 720p anyway?
     
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    Yeah I had an techwood tv, which I had for 5 years I loved it, but the colour went on it and down each side it went green, so I needed to get a new TV, so I thought ok I would upgrade to HD not even thinking about specs or anything, then when it came I connected it up and thought doh what do I set it up to, like I said I don't know much about tv's. lol
     
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    Yes it goes to 1080p atleast the elite , i doubt theres should be much difference on others either ,expect doesn't have all the cable and shit with them.
     
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    720p is a better Resolution than 1080i. As 1080i is interlaced,and therefore only 540 lines of Resolution are on the screen at any one time. Where as in 720p, the picture is progressive, which means ALL 720 Lines of Resolution are on the screen All the time. So 720P is Better than 1080i ;)

    So if you do not have an HDMI cable and only the standard component cable for the Xbox, I would recommend setting it to 720p.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    I really do notice a difference on my xbox with hdmi and can not play without one. Check yourselves and unplug the hdmi and try the component cable that came with the xbox...
     
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    That's the difference between "Interlaced" and "Progressive" :)

    Interlaced, you only see Half the Res, at any point...so 720i is technically 360, which is damn near VHS quality...
     
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    I am using the component cable set at 1080i at the moment and it is so clear, I am hoping to get myself a hdmi cable tomorrow, but to be honest I can't imagine how much more clearer you could get it, but we shall wait and see.

    Thank you to everyone for there help so far.
    Godmonkee

    I tried 1080p and it was awful it was so jumpy and glitchy, I am using 1080i and it is the complete opposite it so clear and smooth
     
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