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Good Guys claim the XBOX plays DVD in Progressive Scan. Oops!!!


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#1 of 17 OFFLINE   Derek B

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Posted October 06 2004 - 11:45 AM

Thats right. The Good Guys will be hearing this one for a while. Check out their add below. Only games are played in Progressive, not DVD which is 480i only.

http://users.rcn.com...GuysMistake.bmp
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#2 of 17 OFFLINE   Mike~Sileck

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Posted October 06 2004 - 11:55 AM

ahh one of the caveats of using an xbox as a dvd player. Funny too, I can get 1080i out of the "little" thing, but 480p dvd's are just too much to handle. tisk tisk microsoft

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#3 of 17 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted October 06 2004 - 12:41 PM

I love that the rival company's headphones are being pushed with the system! Posted Image
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#4 of 17 OFFLINE   Allan Jayne

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Posted October 06 2004 - 01:50 PM

Did you say the XBOX does not de-interlace DVD's at all (automatically goes to 480i output when playing DVD's), or did you say it de-interlaces poorly?

All DVD players initially decode the program material as interlaced, progressive players have a built in de-interlacer. With no de-interlacer the game/video device can still create and output game material as progressive, (with an HD tuner) output 1080i HDTV as-is, but output DVD material only as 480i (for NTSC).

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#5 of 17 OFFLINE   Romar Armas

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Posted October 07 2004 - 01:00 AM

Correction, the Xbox can play DVDs in 480p. Just not out of the box.
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#6 of 17 OFFLINE   EricRWem

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Posted October 07 2004 - 01:38 AM

Romar is correct. Several hundred bucks can make the Xbox something completely different.

#7 of 17 OFFLINE   Michael St. Clair

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Posted October 07 2004 - 01:43 AM

Several hundred bucks? I hope you are talking Hong Kong dollars!

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#8 of 17 OFFLINE   EricRWem

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Posted October 07 2004 - 01:58 AM

^^ Well... ok, yeah, it can be done less for that, but...you ought to see what several hundred bucks can do! Posted Image

#9 of 17 OFFLINE   JamesCB

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Posted October 07 2004 - 03:37 AM

Look closely for the asterisk (*) at the end of the statement about progressive scan on the XBox:

*Additional equipment required to watch DVD movies on the XBox console.

So, technicaly, the ad is correct.

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#10 of 17 OFFLINE   Derek B

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Posted October 07 2004 - 04:40 AM

Yeah I guess you are right. The additional equipment would be another DVD player.
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#11 of 17 OFFLINE   JamesCB

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Posted October 07 2004 - 07:03 AM

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Yeah I guess you are right. The additional equipment would be another DVD player.


LOL. Probably would be cheaper too.

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#12 of 17 OFFLINE   Romar Armas

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Posted October 07 2004 - 07:16 AM

Actually, I wouldn't put down the xbox so quickly. It can be an integral part of the HT system in regards to Media. It can play any type of video/audio format. View pictures/slideshow, stream media from another pc or the internet, even connect to shoutcast so you can listen to internet radio from all over the world. Play any region DVD in progressive scan and you can even check the weather. Its not that hard nor expensive to get this done too.
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#13 of 17 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted October 07 2004 - 08:53 AM

And show me a Denon unit that you can play HALO on!
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#14 of 17 OFFLINE   Jimi C

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Posted October 07 2004 - 09:12 AM

Actually if you read the fine print below the xbox dvd kit it says "XBOX state of the art DVD playback kit turns your XBOX into a state-of-the-art progressive scan DVD player".
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#15 of 17 OFFLINE   Oachalon

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Posted October 07 2004 - 12:41 PM

yeah it will do 480p with a $50 modchip and xbox media center.

#16 of 17 OFFLINE   Allan Jayne

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Posted October 09 2004 - 02:12 AM

But how good is the de-interlacing that the playback kit offers? I haven't seen it so you would be relying on magazine articles or friends or the description in the instruction manual.

Actually, I would believe that an out of the box X-box (any of the more upscale models?), if it did do progressive scan of DVD's, would have an inexpensive and therefore unsophisticated de-interlacer.
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#17 of 17 OFFLINE   Nick Jablome

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Posted October 13 2004 - 01:10 PM

Yeah I guess you are right. The additional equipment would be another DVD player.


I think you meant to say

Hey guys im was wrong and I didn't bother to do any research on anything but instead it was more important to post a this hilarious picture to show that retail companies are stupid lolololol