progressive scan can be done on the dvd player of the xbox

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  1. Jaden Wong

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    hey xbox owners check this out....
    i found out that u can enable the feature of progressive scan on the dvd player.....
    check it


    Here's something I collected from a website on how to do the progressive patch to DVDx2 and the MS Dash. I did it on both and it works great! I try to avoid my Toshiba progressive scan DVD player whenever possible now since the Xbox's DVD player works much better and in my opinion has better picture quality! Here it is:


    Thursday, 26, September, 2002
    Progressive Scan Dashboard / DVD Playback
    Posted by Sin-Tex at 23:12 PM

    News Source: XboxHacker BBS

    Open xboxdash.xbe in an hex editor
    search for : C7 46 28 20 00 00 00
    replace by : C7 46 28 40 00 00 00
    your Dash is now in progressive mode only
    Tested on a 3944 dash. ( Also confirmed to work on 4627 )
    Enjoy !!!

    Edited :
    For those without a DVD dongle, a little patch for DVDRegionX 2
    83 C8 02 C1 E0 04 -> 83 C8 02 C1 E0 05
    et voila it's progressive too.

    Check here for full details & info.
     
  2. BrianB

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    Which of course requires a modchip...
     
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    My brain hurts @_@ /
     
  4. Jeff Kleist

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    No, this is not a layman work whatsoever. First you need to chip your system, then you need to know what you're doing in a hex editor. If you don't know what a hex editor is, and what it's used for, and how to get one onto your Xboxen, you should not be attempting this
     
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    hey jeff i did the hex code thing on DVDX and when i play a dvd its just black but i can hear the audio... is this happening becoz i dont have component cables yet????
     
  6. Jeff Kleist

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    Yes. You've set it to progscan ONLY which requires component AND a TV that can handle 480p
     
  7. Dave F

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    If you are using a mod chip, just download the progressive scan XBE and ftp it to the 'box.

    It might be possible to do this without a mod chip - by using the 007 saved game hole. I suppose that violates the DMCA too, though.

    -Dave
     
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    The xbox DVD player is nice, but I and many others have been complaining how dark the picture is. I'd rather just spend $200 on a dedicated standalone so I wouldn't have to open my console and install some wacky chip, while putting a future XBL account in jeopardy.
     
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    The XBox is no darker here than my DVD player at 0 IRE.

    The progressive could be nice in a pinch, but the XBox has the chroma bug and the deinterlacing isn't as good as the Faroudja and Silicon Image chips in many progressive DVD players.

    I've got some aquaintances who use chipped XBoxes to play MAME and other emulators with no Live problems, they just use a switched chip.
     
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    Although I haven't made my Xbox a progressive player, I've read that it is purely flag based, which pretty much kills my interest. Lots of excellent players for low prices these days.

    -Dave
     
  13. Jaden Wong

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    hey brian
    so my tele only supports 480p????
    does it support 720i or 1080i??
    i dont eve know what they r???
    i cant eve find the FAQ page of this website
     
  14. Jeff Kleist

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    Your TV only support 480i- standard NTSC (I assume supports PAL as well)

    720p and 1080i are ATSC HDTV resolutions.

    Basically, you need to unfix your player if you can, and if you have made it 100% progressive, you've busted your box unless you can find someone with an HD set to reset it
     
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    i dont understand what u mean
     
  16. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Here is the HDTV overview from the FAQ

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...754#post523754

    Simple explanation

    NTSC, the standard US TV format is 30 frames per second. These frames are drawn on screen in a fashion called "interlace". This means that first the TV draws the odd numbered lines, then the even like this

    1
    3
    5
    7
    9
    and so on

    and then

    2
    4
    6
    8
    10
    and so on

    It completes drawing the whole image 30 times in 1 second, resulting in 30fps

    This can result in jaggy images. PAL (Australia/UK/most of Europe and South America) standard) uses the same basic process, except it's only 25 frames per second

    In progressive, these frames are drawn all in 1 pass

    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10

    By doing this, you get a smoother image, especially good for gaming. However, only newer TVs, mostly HDTV models support drawing the image progressively

    Normal NTSC is 480i meaning there are 480 horizontal lines, and they are drawn on screen using interlacing

    480p is the same deal, except it's drawn progressively

    720p uses 720 horizontal lines resulting in a higher resolution image. And draws its image progressively
    You MUST have an HDTV for this resolution.

    1080i is the top end of HDTV at the moment for the consumer level and uses interlacing with 1080 horizontal lines.

    Any mode but 480i REQUIRES component cables, and requires that the TV supports it. Usually you will only find 480p and up in HDTV models.

    My hacking your Xbox to show the dashboard and DVDs progressively, they will not display unless you can support it. Since your TV doesn't appear to support progressive, you can't watch your DVDs
     
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    i just recieved my hdtv pack
    i have a pal box and my tv is not hdtv

    ok i went into m$ dash and turned on to 480p

    does that mean i play games at 480p with the games that support it?


    i tried using the progressive scan dvdx2 but when i run the dvd it just outputs black screen is this because i have a pal box and cant utilise the progressive scan?


    b4 i stuck component cables into the xbox what type of resolution did it run on? after u put it component does it run on 480i on defualt?
     
  18. Jeff Kleist

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    Your TV does not support progressive scan as I've been telling you. Component does not equal progressive or HD
     
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    then how come u can purchase progressive scan dvd players that can work on normal tv
     
  20. Jaden Wong

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    hmmmmm
    how much of a difference should i be getting when using component cables....

    words r more viewable and more sharper...colours r more brighter and images the outlines dont have fuzzy outlines

    am i right high priest?
     

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