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*** Official HD support, 5.1 & 16:9 Game Survey Thread
I just got NBA 2k3, and I am having trouble getting the 720p display to work on my MITSUBISHI 46" Widescreen TV. I have my xbox plugged into the "DTV" input, my dashboard for xbox has all resolutions and widescreen turned on. I am using the monster component cable for xbox. The DTV input says 1080i, 480p, and 480i. does this mean my TV will not be able to do 720p? anyone else have a mitsubishi TV out there? PLEASE HELP!
And maybe add "personal soundtrack" option for Xbox; folks have occasionally posted that one and it would be nice to know.
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How can a GameCube game have 5.1 sound? Are you referring to PL2? In that case, there's a few more games you should add, like Super Mario Sunshine and Eternal Darkness.
Yep. I'm throwing in 5.1 as a catch-all for DD5.1, DTS & DPLII. I left most of the Gamecube 5.1 section blank because frankly, I don't have a clue what GC games support 5.1 (No DPLII on my receiver ). If you have info for the other GC titles, I'd appreciate that as well.
I'm going to do a bit of organization on my end so that I can update faster, so tonight I'll have the new updates posted (+ more from the old thread). Hopefully I'll have the custom soundtracks and an online field added. Good suggestions!
I'm sure everyone knows this already, but SOCOM for the PS2 is verified:
480p: Yes 16:9: Yes (seems to be based on console setup, not game option) 5.1: Sorta, see note...
My 2 cents on the DPL II issue: DPL and DPL II both take an analog stereo signal and separate it into surround channels. So, really any stereo signal is converted to surround if you have a DPL (1 or 2) receiver. Thus, I don't think DPL2 should count towards the 5.1 column -- instead, I think only true digital, discrete surround should count towards the 5.1 column. Maybe instead of yes/no, put DD, DDx.x, DTS, DTS/ES, DPL2, DPL, Stereo, or Mono in there. That said, SOCOM does have a DPL 2 logo on the label, but it's still just analog stereo.
There are games that "support" DPL2 in that when they are decoded, they would sound more like 5.1 than any regular non-supported game. I think the DPL2 games should at least have their own column, or just throw them under 5.1 to be uniform. it should not be thrown out, though, like you suggest.
I also am having problems with Xbox NBA 2K3 in 720p mode on my Pioneer Elite 610. When I enable 720p in the user menu and insert the game disc, I then hold the A, B, X, Y buttons down through the startup. I don't get any options asking me what resolution to use. When the game start menu loads, the screen is all messed up and it repeats horizontally. You can kinda see what's going on. If a HDTV can't upconvert a 720p signal then is 720p worthless? And don't most HDTV's have this constraint?
I guess I won't look forward to any more 720p games