QUOTE(brispet1 @ Mar 14 2006, 10:24 AM)
have one with no DVI or HDMI
Why do we early adopters always end up taking it in the ass!
I'm in the same boat as you my friend... I've got a projector with a VGA/Component input only
I'm planing on just waiting till the bulb dies next year sometime, by then they'll have the sweet 1080p LED based projectors out and hopefully the next gen format battle will be a bit more clear.
The real shaft is that you need DVI/HDMI with HDCP because of DRM tech
QUOTE(tylerdurden @ Mar 14 2006, 11:50 AM)
I've read a bit about all this... i got an Sony HDTV 1080i max
i know that 1080p is best but.... Which resolution is best between 1080i and 720p?
All 360 games are 720p... should i set my xbox resolution to 720p ou 1080i?
If i set it to 1080i, does the console switch it to 720p automatically?
There is no "best" the "best resolution is what your display supports natively, MOST (not all) HDTVs are fixed pixels, so for instance if you have an LCD with a 1280x768 native resolution, even if you're feeding it 1080i it's still converting it to 720p before you see it, so you might as well just give it 720p and cut out the conversion step (which lowers quality and often adds lag as well as artifacts).
In general most people consider 720p superior to 1080i simply because it's progressive (less artifacting) and can run at a higher frame rate (which makes the picture much smoother).
The Xbox 360 ALSO has a scaler chip inside of it, so whatever you set in your dashboard is what you get for output NO MATTER WHAT THE GAME SUPPORTS. so if the game only supports 720p and you have it set to 1080i, it will rescale it to 1080i before outputting it.
Again your best off to set your output to whatever the NATIVE resolution of your display is. If you have a Sony TUBE TV then that's probably 1080i.This post has been edited by twistedsymphony: Mar 14 2006, 05:57 PM