Anyone Know When More 1080i Games Will Be Released?

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  1. Cliff Olson

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    Does anyone know when more games will be released in 1080i for the XBox? Thanks.
     
  2. Joel Mack

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    "Enter The Matrix" - May 15th.
     
  3. Cliff Olson

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    Thanks, Joel. I'll definately buy that one. Is there a website that shows the coming releases' resolution?
     
  4. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Cliff, if you're buying a game just because it's 1080i, you should really think hard.

    Given the limited RAM in a console, 1080i games will be few and far between
     
  5. Cliff Olson

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    That's why I have the Gamecube - for those low-res, "regular" 480p games [​IMG]
     
  6. Joe Szott

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    Jeff,

    Cliff may be like me in that a 1080i Xbox game might be the only 1080i signal you have ever had on your set. 480p is really nice, but sometimes you just want to see how good it can look on your own personal HDTV, without spending another $600 on an HDTV tuner [​IMG]

    I didn't know Matrix was going to be 1080i ?!?
     
  7. Peter O

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    I've never seen 1080i on my TV, and I am itching for it. But I'd rent Dragon's Lair if that was all I wanted it for. I REALLY hope Enter The Matrix is good, so I can justify buying it!
     
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    Peter.I'd just like to throw in a plug fro Dragons lair. I just picked it up for 19.00 and it certianly (for me anyway) is worth 19.00 It' actually a much better game than i thought it would be. Aside from a few camera issues, I have no complaints. Well.. dirk is a bit slow moving unless you hold down the run trigger [​IMG] I say go for it. [​IMG]
     
  10. Peter O

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    Thanks for the recommendation Andrew.

    I've never used 1080i on my TV before, anyone have some tips on how to go about calibrating it? It doesn't have to be perfect since that mode will be just for video games, but I want to make sure its protected against burn in like I did for 480p. Also, I assume I have to do a convergence again? I think the settings are separate for 480p and 1080i (I have a Mitsubishi RPTV).
     
  11. Joe Szott

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    Folks,

    From the OXM I received last night, they say Enter the Matrix is in 720p, not 1080i. If you're TV upconverts then great, if not then it is 480p like normal.

    Does anyone know if Mitsubishi HDTVs up or down convert 720p (think mine is called the WS-48709)?
     
  12. Cliff Olson

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    I have a Mits RPTV also, Peter. They say that the convergence is different, but I've only had to set mine one time for all of my inputs. I've checked it over, and it's always right on. As for calibration, I'd use the HT setup DVD in the Xbox (Avia or Video Essentials). It will set up all the levels properly.
     
  13. Jeff Kleist

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    Well, according to someone who posts to the HTF who is VERY IN THE KNOW on this kind of thing, it supports 1080i
     
  14. Joe Szott

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    Jeff,

    Just telling you what I read, it was right there in B/W. Are you sure this someone in the know didn't just say HD and everyone assumed it was 1080i? Cuz 720p is also considered HD...
     
  15. Cliff Olson

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    Mitsubishi down-converts 720p to 480p (maybe it's the Xbox, but I have World Series 2k3 and it's in 480p on my WS-65909, not 720p of course).
     
  16. Peter O

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    Thanks Cliff. Good to hear that I can avoid the tedious 64-pt convergence again [​IMG]

    The manual for my Mits explicitly states that it will not accept a 720p signal. It's a WS-65819 (2001-2002 year). This may vary from model to model though, I would assume newer sets may accept 720p.
     
  17. Cliff Olson

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    As far as I know, NO Mitsubishi RPTV accepts 720p, which is good new for you and I [​IMG]
     
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    Joe,

    This "someone" in the know works for Shiny......he knows.

    -Dean-
     
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    I don't work for Shiny.

    And yes, it does support 1080i.
     
  20. Joe Szott

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    Hope you guys are right, I wouldn't pin all your hopes on it though. A CPU and GPU only have a limited amount of bandwidth, for a game to support 1080i on Xbox it would need to limit itself in other areas. Dragon's Lair can do this because it is cel-shaded, Matrix isn't. I think 720p is a lot more reasonable expectation based on what I've seen of the footage, but I hope you are right and they can squeeze 1080i out. That would just be too awesome!

    Can I ask who is the "someone", or is he a one-who-cannot-be-named type person?
     

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