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#1 Legendary Badass

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 02:37 PM

Can someone tell me if the new update upscales DVDs to 720p and 1080i with the component cables. I believe it was spoken of a while back but I have not seen any information to confirm it.

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 02:46 PM

Nope, it supposed to upscale on the vga out though. The dvd forum or whatever doesn't allow dvd upscaling over component video, not that it can't be done.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:31 AM

QUOTE(richie579 @ Nov 1 2006, 08:53 AM) View Post

Nope, it supposed to upscale on the vga out though. The dvd forum or whatever doesn't allow dvd upscaling over component video, not that it can't be done.


Correct. DVD upscaling is only done over VGA output. So, when you get the 360 update which has support for 1080P & you get a VGA cable, DVD's will be upscaled to whatever resolution you have it set at. I have my 360 set at 1920x1080 & I have a VGA cable hooked up so DVD's are upscaled to 1920x1080.



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Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:39 AM

The 360 will not EVER upscale DVDs via component. The VGA connection is the only analog loophole MS has for upscaling DVD and even that is unlikely equal to the quality obtained with a good upscaling DVD player using a digital output. MS has no resolution constraints for games or non-DVD video over component cables however.

Edited by Zapin, 07 November 2006 - 04:40 AM.


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Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:45 AM

My HDtv only has DVI in, would it be possible to get a VGA to DVI addapter and hook up the vga adapter to my HDtv and get upscaling?

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 02:28 PM

QUOTE(Achtung @ Nov 6 2006, 10:52 PM) View Post

My HDtv only has DVI in, would it be possible to get a VGA to DVI addapter and hook up the vga adapter to my HDtv and get upscaling?

Yes, but it isn't cheap. Try GOGGLE.

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 03:08 PM

QUOTE(Zapin @ Nov 6 2006, 10:46 PM) View Post

The 360 will not EVER upscale DVDs via component. The VGA connection is the only analog loophole MS has for upscaling DVD and even that is unlikely equal to the quality obtained with a good upscaling DVD player using a digital output. MS has no resolution constraints for games or non-DVD video over component cables however.


Compared to my HTPC, which I had connected to my 1080p TV with DVI, my 360 does a damn good job as far as image quality goes. The only thing I am missing out with my 360 is some filtering and color adjustments. After watching 20+ movies on my 360 since the latest update I can easily say that the image quality is fantastic. Even some of my older DVDs like the Matrix look better on my 360 than my HTPC.

With that said I have not used a $2,000 DVD player before, only a couple of players in the $300-$600 range, but I am pretty sure the differences would be pretty small.

That is why I sold my HTPC for $600 over the weekend.


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Posted 08 November 2006 - 04:57 PM

QUOTE(C o s m o @ Nov 8 2006, 01:35 PM) View Post

Yes, but it isn't cheap. Try GOGGLE.


laugh.gif OR if goggle doesnt work try Google.

Presuming that its DVI-D then it will be expensive, but if it accepts DVI-A then you can get some cheap VGA to DVI convertors.

Edited by sinister slipknot, 08 November 2006 - 04:57 PM.





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