Here is where I got the info...forgive me for assuming...the way the post reads makes it out the way I said it.FAQ on Bungie
It is cheating because it is something that a very large player base cannot, and I mean absolutely cannot do. UK and European players have PAL xbox's, and I'm sure you all know that.
PAL Xbox's have a changeable feature called PAL-60. PAL-60, when enabled, allows the xbox to use higher refresh rates. When disabled, it does not allow any refresh rates higher than a certain amount. NTSC (North American) Xbox's have this always on.
Why then, would it be disabled? Well, a lot, and I mean a LOT of Televisions in the UK and around Europe cannot handle the high refresh rates and the Xbox locks at off if it cannot.
What is the importance of PAL-60? Well, the high refresh rates and other effects enabled from it are NEEDED to do a superjump. Yes, they are nessicary for a superjump to work, and for certain normal bounces to work. As you should know, a superjump is sort of just a high bounce.
If you think I'm lying, you can turn the feature off, and try any superbounce. 20/20 times, it will not work. With it on, 13/20 times it will work. of course, only those with a PAL box can do this. Why? Well, as I did not program the Havok engine, I can only speculate that when you superjump, the resulting glitch from the engine operates at a fast rate and requires a faster refresh rate. Other games have this glitch too, including half-life, and if you use a bad monitor, you will almost never see the glitch.
I guess that promted me to ASSUME that if a tv can't handle a 60hz refresh rate...then it is a piece of shit.