QUOTE(fahrenheit @ Aug 24 2005, 07:05 AM)
All of the official documentation released so far with the VGA cable only lists 480p/720p/1080i.
At a guess, the VGA is nothing more than transcoded component. The signal could be sent from the graphics chip as component and go through built in transcoding if an appropriate cable is connected, ie. the VGA cable. We'll have to compare the pins and wiring on the HD and VGA cables. So I'm thinking, no need for me to ditch my VD-Z3 just yet?
Not true... the WebTV video encoder can scale the image to whatever VGA rez you want... (just like it can scale to any TV res you want)... All VGA resolutions come out at 50Hz or 60Hz (depending on what you want) meaning that they're all TRUE VGA signals.
The info we have so far says it can provide any standard 4:3 or 16:9 resolution between 640x480 all the way through 1920x1080. Early info on the VGA cable (like the link a few posts up with the slides from the show in Spain) specifically point out a resolution of 1024x768.... so we know that it will DEFINITELY support 640x480, 1024x768, and 1920x1080. I'm sure there are many many more supported resolutions between those and I think MS would be foolish NOT to include 1280x1024, considering when letterboxed it works perfectly with the 720p most games are built around.
Most of those details were released in an interview I'll post the link if I can find it.