Newbie with a Xbox/WEGA tv question

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  1. James T

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    Since I got my Xbox 2 years ago, I used my 20" JVC with and Advanced pack with composite/5.1. I just got a new 27" WEGA and was curious if it's worth upgrading the AV pack so that I can use the component cables instead?

    I also use my XBox as my DVD player and was curious about the anamorphic enchanced feature. When watching movies, it appears that a movie with 235:1 is shown as something like 4:1. Am I doing something wrong or does the Xbox not support that?
     
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    Component cables will give you a slight increase in video quality... for 480i i usually say 10-15%.


    It sounds like your Xbox is in Letterbox mode, and not widescreen. Set the XBox to WIDESCREEN mode, and use the TV"s Anamorphic Enhanced Feature.
     
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    Nick pretty much nailed it, but if your TV has High-Def, it is definitly worth it to get a component pack.

    Sean
     
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    Thanks for the responses.

    Regarding my DVD playback, I've checked my Xbox and it doesn't seem to matter whether it's set as widescreen, letterbox or 4:3. It still messses up the picture...but I've checked the archives regarding WEGA tvs and there has been complaints of overscanning and accessing the service menu to correct this....looks like that's what I need to do.
     
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    Don't forget to change your TV type 16:9 or 4:3.
     

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