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Old May 23, 2007, 04:58 PM   #1
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XBOX 360: it upscales DVDs right?

Just to make one more confirmation before I get one, I want to make sure the core or premium version will upscale DVDs to 720p (or 1080p for that matter). Thanks
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Old May 23, 2007, 05:03 PM   #2
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Only via VGA, not via Component
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Old May 23, 2007, 05:06 PM   #3
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Yup, VGA is your friend here. Apparently it bypasses a lot of red tape associated with other kinds of cables.
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Old May 23, 2007, 05:08 PM   #4
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okay, im buying a hdtv and 360 this week, I'll make sure theres a VGA.

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Old May 23, 2007, 06:28 PM   #5
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one little sticky issue with VGA is I find some games don't always look quite right and I need to change the resolution settings around a bit. But my tv has a weird resolution (1440 x 900) so maybe thats it
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Old May 24, 2007, 07:02 PM   #6
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I believe that the Elite will also upscale DVDs over HDMI.
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Old May 24, 2007, 11:33 PM   #7
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How do DVDs look up-converted to 1080i?

Is it worth the $40 or whatever it is to buy a VGA cable? I use my 360 as my dvd player in my living room.
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Old May 25, 2007, 12:09 AM   #8
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Okay just got a 360 prem off craigslist then went to best buy to get the VGA cable....

I was a little upset to see the following on the back of the 360 VGA box:

Upscales 360 games to 720 p
Upscales DVD movies to 480p <<< Ummmmm?!

Was there a software update that removed this limitation? I am confused and slightly upset since i just got this 360 hopping for some 720+ upscaling

Please help me clarify whats goin on, I'm sure its prob just a lack of knowledge on my part.
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Old May 25, 2007, 05:46 AM   #9
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The Elite upscales via HDMI and VGA


erkanasu VGA DVD upscaling was added in a dashboard update ages ago. I guess that cable is old packaging.

Your 360 should be able to upscale all games and dvd to 1080p via VGA.

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How do DVDs look up-converted to 1080i?

Is it worth the $40 or whatever it is to buy a VGA cable? I use my 360 as my dvd player in my living room.

Yes it improves the picture very well indeed. Its well worth the $40.

It obviously doesnt give you HD-DVD or BluRay quality, but for most laymen they wouldnt spot the difference.

Especially as some movies on BD & HD-DVD really arent a big improvement over the DVD. It depends greatly on the paticular movie.
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Old May 25, 2007, 12:32 PM   #10
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thanks brah
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Old Jun 1, 2007, 04:35 PM   #11
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actually it only does with the hddvd player..
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actually it only does with the hddvd player..
Wrong.

The internal drive upscales standard DVD's via VGA.
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