QUOTE(rudeboie @ Aug 31 2008, 07:48 PM)
I remember hearing that it's terrible, but has it been improved at all over the years? I think that there is upconversion now, but what overall image accuracy beyond that?
Any firmware updates that have helped?
Also wondering, if a buy new XBox (any new one, like the arcade), can I buy an HDMI cable for it or would I need to only be using the HDMI system.
DVD playback qualtiy is what you would expect ( DVD like quality) there is upscaling when it is connected to a hd tv via HDMI or HD AV cable other than that you will be watching in SD and yes you can buy a HDMI cable if your xbox has a HDMI port and your tv does.