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BrettT07
08-04-2010, 03:35 PM
My tv says it supports both on the back (along with the others). 1080i works fine, but 1080p doesn't show up. I use composite cables (the red, blue, and green cords) if that matters.


Also is there a difference in the 2? Should I even care?

Azzurri
08-04-2010, 03:39 PM
The 360 doesn't support 1080p through Composite cables, I think only HDMI.

BrettT07
08-04-2010, 04:42 PM
The 360 doesn't support 1080p through Composite cables, I think only HDMI.

I gotta go get an HDMI cable anyway for my new blu ray player.


Is 1080p better than 1080i?

alex9090
08-04-2010, 04:46 PM
How do you know if its playing in 1080i vs. 1080p? I have a 1080p tv and my xbox is connected via hdmi, i would like to know which it is playing in

10ThousandFists
08-04-2010, 04:47 PM
How do you know if its playing in 1080i vs. 1080p? I have a 1080p tv and my xbox is connected via hdmi, i would like to know which it is playing in

You can check in your system settings tab within the Xbox dashboard, tells you what it's running at.

angelfire2005
08-04-2010, 04:57 PM
I gotta go get an HDMI cable anyway for my new blu ray player.


Is 1080p better than 1080i?
yes

BrettT07
08-04-2010, 05:11 PM
yes

How much is an HDMI cable? Should be just a few dollars, right?

Sgt T-Man
08-04-2010, 05:17 PM
How much is an HDMI cable? Should be just a few dollars, right?

http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240

Take your pick. :)

Krunk Fu
08-04-2010, 05:17 PM
How much is an HDMI cable? Should be just a few dollars, right?

Google.. have you heard of it

BrettT07
08-04-2010, 05:27 PM
Google.. have you heard of it

Some of us like to discuss things with other people.

BrettT07
08-04-2010, 05:30 PM
http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240

Take your pick. :)

They gotta make things so difficult.. is a high speed cable recommended for blu ray and 360 over standard speed? And what the hell does it mean male to male and HDMI to HDMI?

alex9090
08-04-2010, 05:31 PM
How much is an HDMI cable? Should be just a few dollars, right?

DO NOT buy it in a store. It will be $25-30 for a 3 footer and probably double that for a 6 footer. Buy online like that link someone posted, they even sell cool colors

BrettT07
08-04-2010, 05:35 PM
DO NOT buy it in a store. It will be $25-30 for a 3 footer and probably double that for a 6 footer. Buy online like that link someone posted, they even sell cool colors

Well that's some ****

mehdi84
08-04-2010, 05:41 PM
The majority of PS3 and 360 games do not support native 1080p resolutions. So there are only going to be a few instances here you would even see a difference, assuming you even have a proper setup at home.

More often then not, and especially with the 360, the game will actually be less then 720p resolutions. However it will then be upscaled by the system to that resolution, which ultimately leads to lower quality. Most people who only play the 360 won't notice this.

Why does this happen? Consoles simply are not powerful enough to give you that detailed world you want, while at the same time producing those details at a higher resolution. It's a balancing act developers have to play, and often, due to demographics they choose the detail over the resolution.

Random facts that you might be interested in:

* Upscaling is a method using an scaling algorithm to fill up the unused pixels on the screen to make it fit. In laymens terms, you stretch the image, but in a way where you try to preserve the original picture as best you can.

* Native resolution is what the game will output at, prior it being stretched. It is the essentially the original piece of work before the system changes it.

* 1080p > 720p = 1080i

* 720p displays more images per second, and lower resolution which is better for games that are fast paced. Where the minor details aren't important since you're moving so fast anyways. Great for things like racing games and FPSs.

* 1080i displays less images per second, but at a higher resolution, which is better for slow based games where attention to detail is important. Great for RPGs.

BrettT07
08-04-2010, 05:54 PM
The majority of PS3 and 360 games do not support native 1080p resolutions. So there are only going to be a few instances here you would even see a difference, assuming you even have a proper setup at home.

More often then not, and especially with the 360, the game will actually be less then 720p resolutions. However it will then be upscaled by the system to that resolution, which ultimately leads to lower quality. Most people who only play the 360 won't notice this.

Why does this happen? Consoles simply are not powerful enough to give you that detailed world you want, while at the same time producing those details at a higher resolution. It's a balancing act developers have to play, and often, due to demographics they choose the detail over the resolution.

Random facts that you might be interested in:

* Upscaling is a method using an scaling algorithm to fill up the unused pixels on the screen to make it fit. In laymens terms, you stretch the image, but in a way where you try to preserve the original picture as best you can.

* Native resolution is what the game will output at, prior it being stretched. It is the essentially the original piece of work before the system changes it.

* 1080p > 720p = 1080i

* 720p displays more images per second, and lower resolution which is better for games that are fast paced. Where the minor details aren't important since you're moving so fast anyways. Great for things like racing games and FPSs.

* 1080i displays less images per second, but at a higher resolution, which is better for slow based games where attention to detail is important. Great for RPGs.

Helpful post. Repped

Monkey Helmet
08-04-2010, 06:34 PM
They gotta make things so difficult.. is a high speed cable recommended for blu ray and 360 over standard speed? And what the hell does it mean male to male and HDMI to HDMI?

All of those cables you're looking at will be fine for what you're wanting to use them for. Male to male just means both ends will plug into something (i.e. your tv and your xbox) just like a wiener plugs into a vagina.

Just go to monoprice as someone mentioned above and go to the list of HDMI cables and just pick your color and whatever length you need.

edit: http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240

Uninspired123
08-04-2010, 10:17 PM
All of those cables you're looking at will be fine for what you're wanting to use them for. Male to male just means both ends will plug into something (i.e. your tv and your xbox) just like a wiener plugs into a vagina.

Just go to monoprice as someone mentioned above and go to the list of HDMI cables and just pick your color and whatever length you need.

edit: http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240

http://i44.tinypic.com/a0gl1l.jpg