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XBOX 360 limited to 720p??

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November 18, 2005 6:38:29 PM

Can this be true?? What happened to 1080i -- the real HD ? I realize 720p is considered HD, but it is clearly not the best HD image.

It is going to be hard for me to stop running 1600 x 1200 PC resolution and downgrade to 720p spec (1280 x 720).

If I can get a fully loaded XBOX 360 for less than $500, I might consider it -- are the games using any of the digital dolby support or will I have to downgrade to basic Stereo?

XBOX 360 or ATI X1800XT 512MB?? Decisions Decisions.

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December 1, 2005 11:52:58 AM

I have had not issues paying my game at 1080i so it appears to support this format. :D 

I will say that I have been unable to play any DVD movies at 1080i? When I play a DVD, the format drops back down to 480p. :( 
December 1, 2005 2:25:46 PM

Check your HD TV specs -- I'd be surprised if you have true native 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution (HD 1080i spec). You will need a $5K + HD TV that does not interpolate the 720p image (1280 x 720) to 1080i. Most sub $5K HD TV run at native resolution of 1280 x 720.

Also 1080i is interlaced so a good HD TV will have a image frame buffer to prevent the flicker problems associated with interlaced image.

DVD movies are compressed to 480 per the DVD spec. HD-DVD will overcome this limitation, but current 4-8GB DVD capacity is not enough to support higher resolution beyond 480.

Do some research -- all this information is available on the web.

But I run at 1920 x 1200 on my 24" LCD on my PC so all XBOX 360 screenshots I've seen so far seem like crap to me even with AA at 1080i.
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December 1, 2005 11:14:35 PM

I think 720p or i is standard and it scales from there.
April 13, 2006 11:32:35 PM

well anyway i heard this new "XboX 3D" has 3 cpus running at 3 Ghz each. thats 9Ghz of proccessing power!!!!
June 9, 2006 7:50:55 PM

the xbox 360 supports 1080i and many HD tvs support true 1080i. you dont need 1080 lines to draw the interlace image. but you do need 1080 lines to draw a progressive 1080P image that xbox 360 does not support. and most current tvs today dont support it either the closest to it might be the high end SAMSUNGS that upgrade the 720P image to a close to 1080P
June 27, 2006 8:25:07 PM

it does not translate into 9ghz, anyways ur tv is probably limited to that the max res for the 360 is 1080i as u know and for a comp moniter it is 1366 x768, im running 1280x1024 widescreen mode though
October 29, 2006 12:30:48 AM

im running my 360 on my pc monitor at 1280*1024 and loving it some games do stretch the image so i have to lower the resolution but it looks excellent either way
May 28, 2007 12:27:09 AM

*learn to HD*

720P is HD and better picture quality (not resolution) over the 1080i . 1080i is a higher resolution but not as good as 720p.

Progressive is better than interlacing. Interlacing is an old technology used in old analogue tv sets. It's a method of compression.

1080i scans 540 even lines and then 540 odd lines to get you 1080i. Where progressive scans the full 720 lines and gives you a better picture quality.

For HD ideally you want 1080p but you won't see this for awhile.

so remember 720p > 1080i

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Can this be true?? What happened to 1080i -- the real HD ? I realize 720p is considered HD, but it is clearly not the best HD image.

It is going to be hard for me to stop running 1600 x 1200 PC resolution and downgrade to 720p spec (1280 x 720).

If I can get a fully loaded XBOX 360 for less than $500, I might consider it -- are the games using any of the digital dolby support or will I have to downgrade to basic Stereo?

XBOX 360 or ATI X1800XT 512MB?? Decisions Decisions.
May 28, 2007 3:02:52 AM

360 scales to 480i/p, 720p and 1080i/p. most games are made in 720p but a few are natively developed in 1080i, such as gears of war and rainbow 6 vegas. my tv does 1080i and 480i/p (no 720p) and all games look really good. all games also support in-game dolby digital 5.1 so they sound amazing.

as far as new video card or 360, well that all depends on your gaming preferences. i have both a decent pc and the 360 and love them both.
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