720p to 1080i converter

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  1. Rob_V

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    I'm starting this thread in the video game hardware section because I'm asking with regard to my Xbox, but I'm sure it could go in one of the other forums as well.

    My TV, like many, does 480i/p and 1080i. Many, MANY Xbox titles are 720p and are downsampled to 480p by my Xbox.

    Does anyone know of any user-level hardware that can upsample 720p signals to 1080i so I can still enjoy HD with these titles?

    I've searched high and low on the web and found nothing but high-end professional gear that is WAY too expensive for this purpose.

    TIA,

    Rob
     
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    I'm not sure there is a good way of doing this. For this reason and due to advances in LCD, LCOS, and DLP TVs, I'm selling my 55" Mits now and getting something new. It sucks, but when PGR2 and Halo2 come out, I want 720p!
     
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    PGR 2 won't for sure (developer said there isn't enough memory)
     
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    No user level equipment. I don't even want to think about how many zeros you're talking
     
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    There is a thread with a similar topic over at Hometheaterspot.

    If you really want to do it, the cheapest option would probably be running the image through a home theater pc that is running DScaler. You could get that up and running for well under $1000. It wouldn't be worth it for just a few games, but if you run eveything through it, it'd be pretty cool. [​IMG]

    BTW: My tv converts 720p to 480p, and with Tony Hawk 4, the converted image is far superior to the 480p. Dunno why, but it is. I've heard the same from another HTF'er with the same set. To make matters even stranger, I saw no such difference between the 480p and converted 720p signals from Soul Calibur 2.

    -Dave
     
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    The number of HDTV's that have native support for 720P is EXTREMELY small. So I don't see why developers would spend a lot of time on 720P support.

    Mark
     
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