Soul Calibur II demo 720p w Sony XBR450 not working?

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  1. Peter Rohlfs

    Peter Rohlfs Stunt Coordinator

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    I have A Sony 32XBR450 and an X-Box with the MS Hidef pack, connected with the componenet cables. I set the X-box to Widescreen and turned on 480p, 720p, and 1080i.

    I just got the Soul Caliber II demo from X-Box Magazine. When I started it the screen was a mess. Looked like a VGA monitor with the wrong refresh rate.

    The only way I could get it to work was to turn off 720p in the X-Box panel.

    I have Dragon's Lair 3d which runs fine at 1080i.

    Has anybody gotten SCII working with this? Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Peter
     
  2. Mike Pattee

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    It might be that your sony is like my mitsubishi. Supports 1080i but not 720p.
     
  3. Dave F

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    That tv doesn't accept a 720p signal:Sony's page "2-Component Video Inputs (Y/PB/PR), HD Capable(1080i, 480p, 480i)"

    The 720p mode is half-assed anyway, since it's 4:3. I'd rather have 480p widescreen than 720p 4:3.

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    I'm pretty sure the Sony converts 720p to 1080i. I think the fact that it's 4:3 720p is the problem. The Wega needs to display 1080i in a HD "window" and I wonder if SC being 4:3 screws things up a bit.

    Even if it worked you'd have black bars on top and on the sides resulting in an itty bitty picture.
     
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    Will the final product be this way too or is it just the demo?
     
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    I don't think it is a displaying a 4:3 signal in the way we've become accustomed. Since a 720p signal would lock into a full 16:9 mode on most (all?) HDTV's, Namco puts out a 16:9 image, but the gameplay is rendered in a 4:3 window in the middle. The black pillar bars are part of the image. The end result is much like a non-anamorphic widescreen DVD. Any tv that accepts a 720p signal should have no problem.

    If the Japanese release is any indication, the final product will be the same as the demo.

    -Dave
     
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    Peter,
    I have the 36" variety of your TV.

    It does not accept or display 720p images. No upconverting, nothing.

    It sucks, but that's the truth.
     
  8. Peter Rohlfs

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    Thank you everyone for responding. The game did look great in the 480 mode anyway. And if the 720p is in a box, with Sony' 4:3 screen shape all I'd get is a small pic in the middle of the screen. Still ticked that the TV doesn't handle it...but oh well.

    Thanks,
    Peter
     

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