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Old 03-13-2007, 07:15 PM
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First time poster, with a 360 and new HD DVD add-on drive.

I'm currently connecting my Xbox 360 to a Sony BRAVIA KDL-32V2000 32" LCD HDTV via VGA with a 1:1 display resolution of 1360x768, does anyone know if i'm theoretically better off keeping this set up for my HD DVD player or switching to Component cables to allow 1080i playback?

any help or just random opinions is greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:14 PM
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You should be able to do 1080i with the VGA.
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:37 PM
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I'm not positive but I would go with the VGA cables especially if you already have them.
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:35 PM
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Hi,
First time poster, with a 360 and new HD DVD add-on drive.

I'm currently connecting my Xbox 360 to a Sony BRAVIA KDL-32V2000 32" LCD HDTV via VGA with a 1:1 display resolution of 1360x768, does anyone know if i'm theoretically better off keeping this set up for my HD DVD player or switching to Component cables to allow 1080i playback?

any help or just random opinions is greatly appreciated.
No, when you plug in the VGA cable. Just set it for 1360x768 and leave it in there. The 360 has a scaling chip that makes everything look outstanding no matter what you TV accepts. And besides, even if you got 1080i coming into your TV, your TV is going to just scale that to your native res anyway. Might as well just leave the VGA in unless you arn't happy with how it looks. That way SD-DVDs will get upconverted to 1360x768 too.

Random Opinion: I believe everyones Xbox 360 should be set to either 720p or 1080p which ever your TV accepts over component. Native resolution for most games is 720p so I believe this gives a truer representation of what devs were trying to get there game to look like.
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Old 03-14-2007, 03:43 PM
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I personally won't ever use the VGA cable for watching HD-DVD's, the color seems to wash out too much. Sadly I still have to use them when upscaling SD-DVD's.
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Old 03-17-2007, 07:33 PM
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I personally won't ever use the VGA cable for watching HD-DVD's, the color seems to wash out too much. Sadly I still have to use them when upscaling SD-DVD's.
This "washed out" color over VGA issue seems to only occur on certain TVs. I have a Panasonic and see no such problem.
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:18 PM
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This "washed out" color over VGA issue seems to only occur on certain TVs. I have a Panasonic and see no such problem.
Yes the colour problem is only conditionary on what your television response rate is, manuafacturers sometimes dont make TV'S with VGA viewing in mind, sometimes they just stick it on so it makes the specification sheet look nice, either way if you have both why dont you just try both and stick with which one you beleive looks better
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