Mar 29 2012, 06:44 PM
I bought modded xbox some time ago, but havent had time to play with it a little bit. It has modchip inside, i updated to XBMC dash v11 eden and i tried to put it on NTSC but still cant select 480p from original dash nor XBMC options. I wonder, do I need hd component cable or something else....
I got HeXEn 0.99B11 disc and there's something about patching bios for HD video, just i dont know if its only to pach video playback or completely bios for playing in progressive mode. In XBMC options i got 480p and so on options but its greyed out. I tried moving to NTSC and playing games but it starts only in 480i. Its not that big problem but on LCD LED 40" some games looks awful (Burnout 3) but again some games looks amazingly good (Black)
Same as above i got question about hex patching games that are not 480p supported or 16:9. Is there some kind of program which helps find strings in default.xbe or it should be done manually?
At the moment my xbox is plugged on scart adapter, havent tried on component since i still dont have it and havent tried on s-video port since i know it has lower quality than scart. But my Wii can output 480p via scart so i guess xbox can do it too, i just dont know how...
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
Mar 29 2012, 06:51 PM
HeXen doesn't "patch the BIOS for HD video". It walks you through enabling HD in the eeprom, after you have enabled NTSC.
If your XBMC doesn't have the HD options available then your Xbox isn't in NTSC mode, or you don't have a HD capable cable connected.
You can't enable HD with a composite SCART adapter - you need a component or a genuine HD SCART adapter.
S-Video doesn't have lower quality than SCART. SCART is a connector that can carry many types of signal, some better than S-video, some worse.
Guessing about an Xbox being able to output 480p over SCART on the basis of what a WII can do is, frankly, barking mad.
So, get a proper HD cable, switch your Xbox to NTSC, enable the HD modes from XBMC, then come back with any residual problems you may have.
Mar 29 2012, 07:04 PM
Ok, tnx for the heads up and fast reply
Will try to find HD component cable for xbox online and then will hopefully make it work right.
Mar 30 2012, 12:24 AM
I'd be interested to hear more about that 480p over SCART Wii statement. That's something I've never read anybody claim before.
As Heimdall says if you're not using a ED/HD capable connection ie. RF, Composite, S-Video or SCART including RGB via SCART the Xbox detects that it is using a SD (Standard Definition only) cable. Depending on the dashboard it will then 'grey' out, not provide or disable the ED/HD (Enhanced Definition/High Definition) options no matter what region is set.
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