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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Troy LaMont, Nov 8, 2001.

  1. Troy LaMont

    Troy LaMont Supporting Actor

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    I was just doing a follow up on a previous question I posted to you in another thread:
    quote: Gary King: I'll be spending quite a bit of time testing out Halo in both 480p and 1080i when I get it on the 15th.[/quote]
    quote: Troy: So is it possible to 'tell' the XBox which resolution you want to output with each game? I was under the assumption that the game itself would be encoded at a specific resolution (say 1080i) and the XBox justs passses that on?[/quote]
    Anything?
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    [Edited last by Troy LaMont on November 08, 2001 at 02:08 PM]
     
  2. Michael St. Clair

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    The CX25871 chip should certainly be able to output any game at 1080i; if they decide to let it. Shouldn't be any more work for the developers. Obviously, the lower the NVidia resolution that feeds it, the softer it will look. That may be a motivating factor in locking some games out of 1080i.
    Frankly, now that I know that the chip is fed by a maximum 1024x768 buffer, I'm even less interested in 1080i gaming than I was before.
    [Edited last by Michael St. Clair on November 08, 2001 at 02:21 PM]
     
  3. Gary King

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    Unlike some of the luckier people, I don't have my Xbox yet, so I don't have any way to compare Halo in 1080i vs. 480p. There may be a final copy or two somewhere in the office, but I don't know where to look.
    There are different rendering resolutions (640x480->1024x768) on the Xbox, but I couldn't tell you what Halo's is.
     
  4. Dave F

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    Is this option selected via XBOX system preferences, similar to setting the PS2 DTS & 16x9 options? Just curious, since I couldn't find it in the menus while playing at the store.
    I gotta stop reading about this stuff. The wait is becoming unbearable [​IMG]
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  5. Gary King

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    There is an output option in the Dashboard (which comes up if no game is in the drive when the machine is turned on); however, there isn't a 'force 1024x768' render option - that is decided on a game-by-game basis.
     
  6. Camp

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    Halo has no resolution options. 640x480 is all I am able to play at. Bummer.
    But it still looks GREAT.
     
  7. Brad Grenz

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    Gee, no 2000+ by 1600+ resolution while playing Halo? So all those enormous screen shots they released weren't indicative of the actual game? What a surprise!
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    Brad, I have to agree with you on that one. They showed us these super high res shots & stated repeatedly that these games supported HDTV. The truth is, however, that Halo & DOA 3 run in 640x480. Kinda makes you think.
    -Dan B (USA)
     
  9. Camp

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  10. Troy LaMont

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  11. Michael St. Clair

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    How long until people start jumpering different pins on the AV connector to see if you can get it to output VGA?
    [​IMG]
     
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    Anyone know if "Halo" has a 16:9 option? Most gaming
    forums seem to be stating that it does not.
     
  13. Michael St. Clair

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    Halo does NOT do 16:9, 720p, or 1080i according to http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...threadid=91375
    And I trust AVS guys. They know how to configure things. It ain't there, folks.
    Doesn't make a lick of difference to me. Well, 16:9 would be nice. I don't expect 720p or 1080i to become popular at all, however.
     
  14. Camp

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    Troy,
    My set is a 4:3 Wega XBR. It'll do 1080i in a letterboxed window. I fully intend to have the HD pack up and running ASAP.
    Now I just need a game that supports it. [​IMG]
     
  15. Camp

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    Michael,
    Thanks for the link.
    The options for DD, DTS, 480p, 720p & 1080i are not available on my Xbox. The user in the thread you linked to had the HD pack. His post pretty much fills in my missing info: the Xbox does, in fact, sense the HD pack and menu options change accordingly.
    Very cool.
     
  16. Gary King

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    Michael -
    I've been told exactly the opposite thing by a friend of mine working on Xbox PR. 6 more days until we know for sure.
     
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  18. Gary King

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    Unless I'm confusing some other Xbox game with Halo (I don't *think* I am, but it's possible), he definitely said both.
    [Edited last by Gary King on November 09, 2001 at 01:58 PM]
     
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    My my my...
    If these games which were widely believed to be 16x9 are not 'true' 16x9 when released...
     
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