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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeff Holton, Dec 9, 2002.
... and if it does, how do you switch it on?
Most games for the box are in 480p or better. The box will not play DVD's in 480p, however.
Is there on option on the XBox menu to activate the progressive scan?
I concur with Rom, Jeff. Once you hook-up your box with the correct cables as mentioned by Romier, you will automatically have new options on your dashboard.
Guys, I just picked up one last night. I tested it out a bit but was late so I crashed. I found that it looks good even with the standard cable hookups. I have a 47" Panny 16x9, by going with the HiDef pack, will I see a noticable improvement? Also does that pack or any other have coax out for Digital (DD) or only toslink? thanks!
Get the monster cables. I have the s-video montser pack and it was quite an improvment.
monster cable has a coax adapter available for their xbox cables, i think you can order it direct from them. too bad their xbox cables cost so much
I have a question for you I have hdtv connector for my xbox and have it hooked up but no progressive scan option is available on my dashboard.
I have a question as well.. I have the toshiba 50H81, and the HD pack.. my question is, since I have seen people mention it when using a VGA box with the XBOX... if a game is running in progressive scan on my tv, doesnt that mean the dashboard (since it is interlaced) should not be visible if i go to that screen? wasnt sure if it was the same with VGA and HDTV. Please excuse my ignorance. :b
My tv only has two inputs for componet. One is 480i/480p and the other is 480p/1080i. When I had it plugged into the 480p/1080i input when the dashboard came up the screen got all messed up. Thats how I figured out the dashboard was 480i.
anyone who can answer my last question?
The dashboard is fine no matter if you're running progressive or interlaced. I don't know on VGA boxes, though.
The difference was big for me, and in fact can make or break a game's graphics. I played the Splinter Cell demo in 480p on my 53", and it was easily one of the best looking games I've every played, and expected it to look better when I played it on my 32" in 480i, because of the smaller screen size. When the game wasn't running progressive, the character's were much blockier, and clunkier looking. This is the biggest difference I've seen, but I'd bet that the people complaining about Splinter Cell's bland graphics aren't playing it in progressive scan.
Overall, though, you'll just notice everything is "crisper".