720p?

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  1. Markius

    Markius New Member

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    hey guys, ive read in a few places that the "native" rez for the x360 is 720p.
    does anyone know the facts on this matter? also IF it is true, in theory, the games should look better on my LCD tv if i set the x360 to this rez right?

    if anyone knows the FACTS of the matter please school me :D
     
  2. MiDri

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    720p is 1280x720
    Normal TV is 480i which is 720x480

    So yes, if your LCD supports 720p it will look better then 480i

    Also the p in 720p stands for progresive meaning it is not interlaced, and is actully displaying 30 fps. Whilst the i in 480i stands for interlaced and is 30fps only because it interlaces two frames together per frame.
     
  3. Sandok

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    I don't know about the Xbox360's "native" resolution but honestly, put the correct resolution for YOUR hdtv... If it supports 1080p for example, it'll definately look better than 720p :p
     
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    Xbox 360 can not do 1080p on most displays due to the lack of HDMI support.
     
  5. Markius

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    my tv does 1080i for the record, shoulda mentioned that in retrospect but yeah, the question remains for the reasons i stated....
    id just like to know if anyone knows for sure...
     
  6. MiDri

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    If you can use 720p use it, if you can use 1080i use it, not sure if 360 can do 1080i -- Should be able to, 1080p is the only one I have heard it has problems with.

    Also make sure your cables are hooked up right, you have like 7 cables with 6 of them needing to be pluged in to the tv, as well as the switch on the cord needs to be set to HD.
     
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    Midri, it all depends how he has it hooked up... 1080p is totally possible and very easy with a VGA cable (as long as the tv supports it)

    As for 720p vs 1080i, if you use component, well try both and see which one you prefer. I have a tv that also supports those two resolutions and I prefer 720p personally but it's different per TV.
     
  8. SFOSOK

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    720p > 1080i
     
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    ....... you are listening to judas too much, it depends on the panel.
     
  10. Brutality

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    Whats the difference of those i's and p's. I still dont get it. Please explain to the idiot, why is 1080p better than 1080i.
     
  11. Sandok

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    Progressive means the entire image is in one frame... And I means interlaced... Thus with fast moving images you can see the interlace effect... (I think, correct me if i'm wrong).

    And something about being sharper with p over i...
     
  12. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    majority of the panels, specially the cheap ones the most people end up with.

    I had a trip to the city a while ago, and asked someone that was dealing with the wholesale lcd/plasma tv lineup, which one had the best 1080i picture, surprisingly i was brought before a sony model that had just arrived, we compared it to a samsung, (both 42inch lcd's ) while 720p on the samsung model looked better the 1080i, the sony model was quite the opposite. The scaling chips or whatever setup that either used, the sony one was obviously MUCH MUCH better at doing the job then the samsung model, course the sony one was about 400 bucks more.

    So while most, being cheap, lcd tvs will spit out a better picture at 720p then 1080i, the most expensive models appear to spit out a much better picture at 1080i then 720p.

    but oh well.
     
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    SFOSOK 939 Goin Strong

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    Not from Judas but that has been what I've noticed at BB and Walmart. But the 1080i panels are larger too so I dunno.

    Most of the 720p panels I have checked out look quite a bit better than the 1080i ones.
     
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    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    progressive scan: entire frame rendered at once
    interlaced scan: half the frame rendered, then the second half (alternating lines)
     
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    If you are using CRT yes thats correct. As opposed to tubes, microdisplays (DLP, LCoS, and LCD rear-projection) and other fixed-pixel TVs, including plasma and LCD flat-panel, are inherently progressive in nature, so when the incoming source is interlaced, as 1080i is, they convert it to progressive scan for display. So its not actually displaying odd and even numbered lines intermittantly (every 1/30th sec) its actually converting them beforehand to progressive.
     
  16. Randomletters

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    Ive tried both on my 360 while playing GoW, and I use 1080i, Probibly because I didnt notice any difference after changing it from 720p and I dont care enough to change it back
     
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    A bit OT but also remember folks the quality of content is also very important. With some high quality media you almost can't tell the difference unless it's on a big display.
     
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    Geminiwave I Have lovely Breasts

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    very true.

    in fact many times downloaded content looks better on SDTVs because they are more forgiving of artifacts in the video.
     
  19. Markius

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    i have a Panasonic "Viera" 32" LCD (TX-32LX60A)
    so yeah.....
     
  20. Tipstaff

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    Since nobody has actually answered the question, yes, the Xbox 360s "out of the box" native resolution is 720p.

    BTW, here's the 360s max resolution via:

    VGA cable = 1366x768 (which is also the max native resolution of the majority of panels out there... be it Plasma or LCD)

    Component = 1920x1080
     

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