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post #1 of 20 Old 02-23-09, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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Since I now have a AVR and TV set that can handle HDMI, I was hopping to find a xbox cable that has HDMI out from the standard output on my xbox 360. However, since its not an Elite it doesnt have HDMI, nor can I find anything about HDMI cables for the 360. Does this mean the only way I can get HDMI for my 360 is to buy a new Xbox360 Elite?!
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post #2 of 20 Old 02-23-09, 06:58 AM
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You can't do HDMI unless your box has a HDMI output. All new 360s now have HDMI, not just the Elite.

I have an arcade 360 connected to a epson tw-2000 (pro cinema 1080ub in the US) on a 100inch screen, I have used both hdmi and component/optical and I cannot see or hear any difference between them.

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post #3 of 20 Old 02-23-09, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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k, well my 360 isnt new. Its about 2 years ago.

It doesnt have the hdmi.

I just hoped i would have the best connection atm. Right now the 360 may not have games that do the HDMI any good, but later when they continue to get better, the HDMI may make a bigger impact.
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post #4 of 20 Old 02-24-09, 11:49 AM
 
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I wouldn't sweat it too much. The 1080i signal you get through the bundled component cable's great.
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post #5 of 20 Old 02-27-09, 09:21 AM
 
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yeah... buy the time most of the games are created to take full advantage, graphically, of the definition increase gained .... it will be about time for you to replace your xbox 360 anyways.
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post #6 of 20 Old 02-27-09, 09:32 AM
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I haven't seen any difference in my 360 going from 720p to 1080i. The component cable seems to work great for either,
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post #7 of 20 Old 02-27-09, 10:16 AM
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I have an original 20GB 360 hooked up via Component + Optical to my receiver, and my brother has a new 60GB 360 with HDMI...

I've A/B'd back and forth and there is no real difference, so besides the ease of a 1wire hookup, I doubt you will notice any difference at all. So, choice is up to you, but you will need to get a new 360 (any style) if you really want HDMI.

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post #8 of 20 Old 02-27-09, 10:19 AM
 
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correct Rambo ... the component cable will handle most formats upto 1080i very well. And don't worry, al of of people don't notice the difference between 720p and 1080i.

I found, when I used those resolutions for gaming that I prefer 720p for fast moving games... sports and FPS but if playing slower motion games, like puzzles or a slower RPG I prefer being on 1080i.
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post #9 of 20 Old 02-27-09, 10:27 AM
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The 360 also supports 1080p over component :fyi:

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post #10 of 20 Old 02-27-09, 12:50 PM
 
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Are you sure about that?

I recall reading that the component cable is physically capable of transporting 1080p, but that some kinda copyright/DRM garbage means that it's not allowed to.
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