Stupid questions...but need an answer!!!

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  1. Troy*H

    Troy*H Stunt Coordinator

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    Ok, I have heard that xbox games will be able to be viewed in 720p. Any truth? If so what type of tv is needed to view the games in 720p. I thought it was direct view or dlp. Am I correct? Rear projection won't do this? Thanks for the info!

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  2. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    Very few TV's of any kind can accept 720p, but of the ones that do, DLP's and LCD's, whether front or rear projection, are the most likely.

    This is because at today's prices, LCD and DLP display elements are more likely to be of the 720p (or 768p) variety (or 480p).

    CRT technology, as computer monitors, have been doing close to 720p (768p) for a long time. The only reason I can think of why 720p CRT TV's are not common is because there is so little 720p programming available.

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  3. Bob McElfresh

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    Well the game has to include the graphics for 720p. Read the back of the game box's to see. They all support 480p.
     
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    Direct view doesn't do this??? I thought someone said his Sony Hd could display 480p.720p, 1080i. Thought he said main reason he bought the Tv was because of the 720p support with his xbox. Am I right in thinking all hd tv's will playback 720p and 1080i games? Just don't want to buy something that is not what I am looking for.

    Thanks for the help
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  5. Ottis Fletcher

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    Just about all HDTV's accept 720p but they either up-convert to 1080i or down-convert to 480p.
     
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    next stupid question then.... I know this has been covered before, but I tried a search and couldn't find anything. So here goes. If I play a lot of video games....should I stay clear of rear projection(I have decided that I do not want a front projection unit, and dlp units are way above my price limit of 2 grand). So I am at the point of getting a 36" direct view(most likely a Sony KV-36HS510) or a rear projection unit(not sure on the brand or model...maybe a mitsu).


    So if most any HD units will play my xbox games at 720p, do I go with the smaller direct view sony or get a larger rear projection unit. Thanks for the opinions.

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  7. Ottis Fletcher

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    Most TV's won't play your Xbox games at 720p they will accept the signal and convert it.

    I all so play a fair amount of games I bought a Sony KP-46WT500 rear projection. Phosphor burn can occur no matter what but if you take the proper precausions then you can greatly reduce the risk. The two big ones are 1) Don't play games with static images for the first 100 hours of use. 2) Use Avia to calibrate your picture and use those settings to play games with static images.

    This person I know calibrated his set and played ungodly number of hours playing GTA 3 and Vice City with no sign of burn in what so ever.
     
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    That's unbelievable that a top manufacture will not include it's set to accept 720p, I know it's not the popular HD signal but it's what ABC uses. Do you know what happens when a 720p source comes in on a Mitsubishi?
     
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    But the direct view I was looking at (Sony KV-36HS510) does play 720p doesn't it? That is too bad about the mitsu I was really considering getting one of those. What about Hitachi rear views?
     
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    any idea what the Sony KV-36HS510 supports???
     
  13. Ottis Fletcher

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    I think it displays 720p], but mine said something similar, I don't remember exactly what but it accepts it but doesn't display 720p.
     
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    Just posting what is says on Sony's web site about the tv.

    "Hi-Scan 1080i Display. Sony's Hi-Scan1080i Tv's accept the full 1080 interlaced scanning lines (1080i) or 720 progressive scan (720p) from an external HDTV receiver or a compatible high definition digital satellite receiver. It also accepts 480 progressive (480p) scanning lines from compatible DVD video sources."

    Second stupid question... to get hd out of my xbox. Do I need to purchase the hd av pack or can I just get the component moster calbes?

    Thanks again for the help, bare with me I am learning [​IMG]

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    Yah I wish I could afford a samsung dlp. It is about a grand more than I have. Should I just wait till I have to money or go with the sony.

    Can anyone tell me if the sony will play a 720p game?

    Thanks again

    Troy
     

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