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Old 01-01-2007, 11:13 AM
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Didn't see this exact question answered anywhere here, so I am going to go ahead and ask. I have a Mitsubishi 65" 1080P set (WD-65731). It does not have a VGA input, and only accepts 1080P signals through HDMI or the DVI connection. Would it really be worth it to get the XBOX 360 VGA adapter and a converter from VGA to DVI when the TV set automatically upscales everything to 1080P anyway? Would the image improvement (or maybe even degradation by going through 2 converters) even be noticable? Thanks.
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Old 01-01-2007, 11:23 AM
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Unlikely. Just stick to component input and enjoy.
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Old 01-02-2007, 01:27 AM
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Would it really be worth it to get the XBOX 360 VGA adapter and a converter from VGA to DVI when the TV set automatically upscales everything to 1080P anyway?
Your tv accepts 1080p over component?
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Old 01-02-2007, 07:37 AM
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If you think the picture through component looks good then I would stick with that. I don't imagine there would be that much difference through VGA.
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Didn't see this exact question answered anywhere here, so I am going to go ahead and ask. I have a Mitsubishi 65" 1080P set (WD-65731). It does not have a VGA input, and only accepts 1080P signals through HDMI or the DVI connection. Would it really be worth it to get the XBOX 360 VGA adapter and a converter from VGA to DVI when the TV set automatically upscales everything to 1080P anyway? Would the image improvement (or maybe even degradation by going through 2 converters) even be noticable? Thanks.
No. I have a 73831 and VGA looks a little washed out because of the way Mits assumes that the DVI will be for PC. So your video settings are different as opposed to component or HDMI. Plus, because you will now adjust to watch for movies, your 360 games will look different. Stick with component, I saw no diff. whatsoever and you will not be able to tell between 1080i and 1080p.
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Old 01-02-2007, 01:23 PM
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You can't convert VGA to digital DVI without an expensive (several hundred dollar) converter.

If the DVI connection accepts analog 1080p input, then you can use that, but as stated, it likely is working in the PC colorspace which is going to truncate blacker-than-black and whiter-than-white values. You may have better luck with component video connections and let the TV do your deinterlacing to 1080p. As long as the TV has a decent deinterlacer, this should make no difference in final video quality.
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