Question about 720p games like Freedom Fighters on HDTV's without 720p option

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  1. JamesL

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    My HDTV has 480P and 1080i capabilities but not 720P so I am I correct in assuming that a game like Freedom Fighters which states 720P on the back will not work?

    When I have the 720P option selected in my video xbox options I get a blank screen and unfortunately the game freedom fighters defaults to the 480P mode during gameplay when I only have 480P and 1080i selected.
     
  2. Chris Rock

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    you are correct.
     
  3. JamesH

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    Some TVs will change 720p up to 1080i, but obviously yours doesn't. You might not be missing much though, most PS2 games look like crap when they go from 480i to 480p and I imagine 720p to 1080i would cause nasty artifacts as well.
     
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    And some tv's convert 720p to 480p, such as my Sony 57HW40. For some inexplicable reason, on some games like Freedom Fighters, there is a huge improvement when I use the 720p mode. (If it is converting to 480p, shouldn't it look pretty much the same or worse than the 480p native mode?)

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