Xbox 360: 1080p and DVD upscaling

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  1. 03Mach1

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    http://www.joystiq.com/2006/09/20/tgs-xbox-360-to-add-1080p-support-ps3-to-lose-bullet-point/


    Sony's in even bigger trouble than I thought was possible. Microsoft FTW?
     
  2. Joe Moore

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    Good for MS. However, do they plan on outfitting their machines with an HDMI? People spending the cash for a TV that actually plays 1080p would want an HDMI output. I know I would. Also, 1080p is the least interesting aspect of either system. I mean it's cool and all, but there's a very small market of people who care about or can afford a tv that displays at 1080p. Hell people haven't even adapted to 720p/1080i yet. This is nothing more than a "me too" move in my opinion.
     
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    All this 1080i/p stuff confuses the hell out of me.
     
  5. 03Mach1

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    Someone smarter than I correct me if I'm wrong, but from what I can gather, the only need for HDMI is due to the DRM/Broadcast flags that restrict the signal. If those are non-existent, a component cable and an optical cable for audio can carry the same level of picture and sound quality as HDMI.
     
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    More cables?

    I want more games. Get to it.
     
  7. Joe Moore

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    Composite, while very good, still converts things to an analog signal. A user with a 720p/1080i TV will notice little, if any, difference between composite and HDMI. Composite is propbably perfect for those folks. However people with large screen 1080p televisions will be able to see differences in quality. 1080p is for the hardest of harcore videophiles. And the prefered method of displaying from most videophiles is HDMI. Less cables, less clutter and uncompressed video and audio.
     
  8. Joe Moore

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    480i - Means 480 interlaced pixels per square inch (I believe it's per square inch). Which is the output of a standard CRT tv. It's an upconversion from 240 pixels

    480p - Means 480 deadicated pixels and no interlacing of those pixels.

    720p - Is 720 deadicated pixels per square inch. It's the high quality display display for most HDTV's. And HD Signals are broadcast in 720p.

    1080i - Is 180 interlaced pixels per square inch. The signal or source of 720p is upconverted and interlaced to produce/mimmick a 1080 pixel resolution. Many 720p HDTV's have this ability.

    1080p - Is the highest of the high quality. 1080 dedicated pixels per square inch. These HDTV's are very expensive.
     
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    Thanks Joe :thumb !
     
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    No problem. Ever since I got an HDTV, I've been researching things to help make my stuff look as good as possible. But 1080p doesn't mean anything to me, or most HDTV owners. Not yet anyway.
     

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