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360 on a standard def tv?

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October 14, 2006 7:40:49 PM

im thinking about getting a 360, but all i have is a 20" standard def flat-tube tv with component and s-video inputs, and, no it cant display at 480p, only 480i

so im wondering if its wortrh it, and i could use the family tv, its a 30" rounded tube, with only the standard av ports

just speculate on this sh!t....

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October 15, 2006 7:26:27 PM

October 17, 2006 3:58:34 PM

Nope would be a waste of money, I could not stand playing on a standard definition TV. That’s why I got a VGA cable for the 360 and now play it on my widescreen PC monitor.
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October 17, 2006 4:48:17 PM

Nope would be a waste of money, I could not stand playing on a standard definition TV. That’s why I got a VGA cable for the 360 and now play it on my widescreen PC monitor.

Thats what i do when my dad won't let me use his 50" Sony SXRA
October 18, 2006 4:36:12 PM

how much does a vga connector cost? is it worth playing on a 19" crt flat tube, with lines going through the screen becauswe of old age?

it can play at any of the resolutions the 360 can output, but how much is a vga connector?
October 18, 2006 7:14:10 PM

Once again you never fail to surprise me lionhardt. The people above have already given their input regarding your question. Why would you want to waste money on a 360 when you don't even have the tv to give the proper output. And to answer your question, NO IT ISNT WORTH BUYING A 360 TO PLUG INTO A HALF BROKEN DOWN CRT MONITOR.

Heres a list of what you should do:
- Get more money
- Get a good gaming rig & possibly with a good monitor

After you get those 2 settled then you can proceed on thinking if its worth buying 360.
October 20, 2006 9:25:24 PM

first of all, what do u mean by "you never fail to surprise me", when have i eveer talked to u before?

wtf dude, ur mad nub in ur replies, its a fuacking forum, i am supposed to ask questions, god damn ur nubness, obviously i was asking were to get a fucking vga connector

people like u on this forum, what most people call assholes, should just get fucking raped in the ass for being dicks....
October 20, 2006 10:15:56 PM

Hit the ignore button, forums full of assholes, but he's pickin on ya for some weird fetish reason.

October 21, 2006 2:16:06 AM

xb360 and all of the nxt gen console(wii to a lesser extent) will look gd on an sd tv, the textures will look more compressed and there will be lack of anti ailising, also the txt can be a bit blurry

but it looks very good on an sdtv or edtv, and yea dont listen to half these ppl, the guy above moron for telling u to buy a gaming comp that will last about 6 months, not worth it

Lolcb is more noob then u anyways, sad really

anthoer way, buy a widescreen moniter at least 17 inch, because consoles render widescreen native, square moniters on a lot of games hav 2 black bars because they didnt program for 4:3 picture
October 21, 2006 7:18:07 PM

thanks guys, not all of the posters here are fags like lolcb, btw im 14, so im gonna sound a lil noobish, lol

damn battle for middle earth looked craazy good at walmart....on the 360
October 29, 2006 1:40:15 AM

yea i play mine on a 20" SDTV and it does suck like in dead rising i cant read the text. I had bough a 27" LCD tv and i was playin in 720p and that was awesome (but i returned it because i needed the cash). Its frustrating on a SDTV but because i am not rich like some i am use to it. When i have 50$ to spend i am gunna buy the vga cable but until then i just deal with my TV. It is bearable but sometimes it doesnt feel worth it when you paying 60$ a pop for a game.
November 23, 2006 3:40:00 PM

you dont have to be rich to play 360 in HD, just get a 21 inch CRT monitor 2nd hand,everyone wants a flatscreen nowadays, and a a 21" CRT is bulky, thus they are going for peanuts! I got my NEC FE1250 21" for £20 a few weeks ago, and it Gears of War looks so good I want to cream my pants.

If you cant get a CRT, it is ok to use a 17" monitor, but not much good for multiplayer where the screen may be divided.

If you cant even get one of those, then yeah, I have several friends who use standard definition TVs and it looks fine, I mean, your not getting the full potential, but dont stress about it.