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xbox360 vga/rgb ?

06-18-2007, 02:36 PM
I have the xbox360 with the hd dvd player. The question is; since the 360 does not have a hdmi or dvi output, which would give a better high def picture, the component cables or the vga/rgb connection. I have a 56" dlp tv with two rgb and a dvi connection.

06-18-2007, 03:06 PM
Is your TV 1080p? If so then many TVs can't accept a 1080p signal through component. Also some TVs actually limit the VGA resolution also.

If its not 1080p then I would say either one would be hard to tell a difference. However most TVs usually have more adjustments for component vs VGA so you may look into that also. One plus to VGA is that the XBOX360 upconverts DVD through VGA (and HDMI on elite models) only. you can not get upconverting on component from what I read.

06-18-2007, 04:17 PM
Most 1080P TV`s would accept TV though HDMI only, you need a which will take VGA or Component from Xbox and convert it to HDMI. This is a model: AT-COMP-HDMI made by Atlona.


06-18-2007, 08:34 PM
:bowdown:Thank you guys for the info. My tv is the last generation dlp, so it only displays 1080i/720p. I did hook up the vga cables and i must say i was a little impressed, especially with the gaming graphics. I set my xbox at 1280*720, which is the max allowed by my tv. At this setting my tv displays what's called dot by dot, and that's at 60hz. With movies, again i think vga looks better. Of course i lose most control over the picture settings(bright, contrast, and picture mode are it), but the picture you get is more accurate with no fiddling. More detail and better array of colors. I must say, that i have not been blown away by the hddvd moviesi have seen, but the suttle details really do impress me.
As i have come to learn over the years with the dvd format, it all depends on the software and how much you spend on the hardware. I have not had the chance to try a higher end hddvd player, so i really can't or shouldn't give an opinion on that. It does however, seem weird that microsoft would not include a dvi/hdmi connection, when tv manufacturers of 1080p tvs are hyping up hdmi. I have changed my netflix rentals to include hddvd when ever possible, so i guess i will have the chance to put the xbox hddvd to the test. Sorry, I know i had way too much to say, but once again thanks for helping make a decision. Here's hoping microsoft has in the works a xbox to hdmi cable, so i can take full advantage of my 56" dlp display.:thumbsup: