QUOTE(Zod5000 @ Dec 20 2007, 07:39 AM)
89 bux? you're almost better off being patient and waiting for an insanely hot deal on an xbox arcade model.
I'm guessing this thing is a vga to hdmi convertor? Its the only way I can think of that you can get 1080p out of a non-hdmi xbox 360.
If your TV supported it (Samsung does, Sony doesn't) the Xbox 360 can do 1080p over Component.
Question, is HDCP supported? You can't really have true HDMI without that..
If an HDCP-enabled player is connected to a non-HDCP-enabled television set with a non-HDCP-compliant analog connection (VGA or Component), and the content is flagged, the player will output a downsampled 960x540 pixel signal. If using a non-HDCP-compliant DVI connection (with an HDMI-to-DVI cable), the user will not get any picture at all. Many older high-definition television sets currently in use are not HDCP-capable, and this would negate some of the key benefits of HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc for those consumers. Also, the Microsoft Xbox360 game console, for which there is an HD-DVD add-on available, is only capable of analog non-HDCP-connections, although a new model of the Xbox360 called the "Xbox 360 Elite" has HDMI support, which enables it to play such protected content at full resolution.
If ICT would be forced, Microsoft's flagship console (note that MS is an integral part of the HD-DVD camp, currently providing the VC-1 codec that is used in over 90% of all HD-DVD releases) would only be able to display a quarter of the actual resolution of the media, so movie studios are apparently in agreement not to include the ICT flag on any HD-DVDs or Blu-ray Discs in the immediate future.
Basically, what it says is that Analog (Component or VGA) cannot do HDCP and this includes original Xbox 360's. So, the only way that this device could 'support' HDCP is if it stripped it or was some how forcing original Xbox 360 consoles to output a digital, HDCP supporting signal.
However, according the 2nd paragraph on wikipedia it's a mute point as HD-DVD releases don't have the ICT flag set yet, and thus don't require HDCP to be enabled.This post has been edited by apexad: Dec 20 2007, 07:23 AM