My Dad Is A Bitch
Posted 10 July 2003 - 03:52 AM
Posted 10 July 2003 - 04:01 AM
Digital HDTV's should not be a problem unless its real cheap model....
Xbox was designed to output HD resolution.
Call MS and see what they say....
I would like to know cause I plan on buying one soon and if your dad says he sees bad stuff happening I dont want to buy that model.... do you see bad stuff?
What model/brand HDTV do you have?
Posted 10 July 2003 - 04:07 AM
|I am going to PRINT THE RESPONSES AND READ THEM TO HIM!!!! HELP ME OUT!!!! |
Will your dad like the bitch part?
Posted 10 July 2003 - 04:51 AM
Posted 10 July 2003 - 09:03 AM
As long as you don't leave your game on pause for an insane length of time, with the TV on (which can be damaging to any type of TV) everything will be fine.
I remember back in the dark ages, some TVs (mainly projection), explicitly said in the manual "don't use videogame systems" on them.
If your pops is still paranoid and refuses to get out of the dark ages, call the manufacturer's toll free number (located in the manual) and ask them.
Posted 10 July 2003 - 11:40 AM
The link above is the the Home Theater Spot - specifically a conversation on Home Theater gaming and burn in on HDTV RPTVs. The jist is that you need to calibrate your television and make sure the brightness and contrast are turned down sufficiently from the factory settings. You can also search the site for more burn-in stuff. Tons there and these people are experts so your dad is much more likely to believe them than a bunch of xbox players.
A certified technician is best (you will pay a few hundred but there has never been anyone who has paid who has not been amazed at how much better their HDTV looks). A cheaper option is an Avia Essentials calibration dvd. Here's one I found on ebay:
In short - RPTVs don't have the lifespan of a tube, they are more suseptible to burn in however by avoiding the display of static images (i.e. Halo life bars) for long periods (just mix up your games a bit and make sure you watch regular tv and movies) and having your brightness and contrast turned down from factory default settings (sometimes called torch mode to make it look bright and nice in a super light environment like Best Buy) you should be fine.
Good luck and maybe instead of being pissy with your dad do something cool for him. A little schmoozing never hurts.
Posted 13 July 2003 - 09:50 PM
Posted 13 July 2003 - 10:01 PM
Unfortunately I have no more info on it for you.
Posted 13 July 2003 - 11:02 PM
Posted 14 July 2003 - 01:00 AM
Posted 14 July 2003 - 01:06 AM
Posted 14 July 2003 - 02:18 AM
I use the Hi Def AV pac from MS.
I have over 300 games PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube.
All use High def packs, but most games arent really. There only 480p
High Def Game database)
anyways, I play ALL damn day, and so does my family, but like someone said earlier, mix it up!
Posted 14 July 2003 - 04:16 AM
You're going to get conflicting info and it will be hard to tell the good from the bad. Go to a forum with specific expertise (i.e. you don't expect everyone to know about xbox mods at a audio video forum or vice versus) if you want to convince your dad cause this thread is shot for a printout with some of the info contained in it.
Edited by ChrisF, 14 July 2003 - 04:16 AM.
Posted 14 July 2003 - 09:45 AM
Whats wrong with a regular tv anyways?
If you really want to use it and you dont care bout the tv create another topic and we will post replys pretending that its okay and nothing will happen.
Posted 14 July 2003 - 06:35 PM
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