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Xbox 360: HDMI vs. non-HDMI

Discussion in 'The Players Club' started by AC37, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. AC37

    AC37 SystemicAnomaly

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    Well, as it turns out, my XBOX 360 is a non-HDMI model, and my new HDTV has an HDMI connection. I didn't even know there were two different versions of the XBOX 360, and apparently there's no HDMI adapter available for older XBOX 360s like mine, but whatever.

    Here's my question...I have a 32" HDTV, 720p. Would I notice a difference in clarity using the HDMI connections I had an XBOX w/ an HDMI port, versus the current connection where I am using component connections? Is it worth selling the old XBOX to get a newer model with the HDMI connection, or will I even notice the difference on a 720p, 32" screen? TIA.
     
  2. BOSS302

    BOSS302 Pain is tempora

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    the picture quality difference would not be noticeable on a 32" tv, unless you are a few feet from it. If you had a 1080p capable set then I would say go for the HDMI version.
     

  3. asu-g23

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    +1 you really don't see a difference between component and HDMI until you go to a 1080p
    and 42" or larger
     
  4. WUSSCVR

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  5. BOSS302

    BOSS302 Pain is tempora

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    I've read about the product you referred, but Microsoft has already stated that the current A/V port on the Xbox360 is analog which prevents DVD upscaling.

    On a side note:
    component = analog
    HDMI = uncompressed digital

    The only possible reason for a converter would be for a TV w/ HDMI and no component. The picture would be just the same as it would over component, maybe a little worse to be honest.
     
  6. Scottsdale Thug

    Scottsdale Thug JBT Aspirant

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    Boss nailed it. @720p you can't tell the difference.

    _Scottsdale

    P.S. Friends don't let friends buy MadCatz
     
  7. Scottsdale Thug

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    I was reminded today that 360 titles are only developed in 1080i so you can never really get a true 1080p experience.

    _Scottsdale