XBox "High Definition Pack"

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  1. Dave Schofield

    Dave Schofield Second Unit

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    I was planning on getting the High Definiton pack if/when I picked up an XBox this summer. However, after reading the "reviews" at EBworld I was a bit taken aback.
    http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/editorial...popf_id=209496
    Do any of their complaints (the ones that gave it 1 or 2 stars) have any merits? Quite a few of those 1 star reviews are just XBox bashers (one even said "they system sucks, the games suck and this connection pack sucks" so we know he isn't an unbiased user [​IMG]).
    Thanks!
     
  2. Michael St. Clair

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    I say they are full of it. The first guy who really rags on it sounds like he may have a regular analog RPTV.

    It looks fantastic on my Sony HD RPTV. Buy it.
     
  3. Dave F

    Dave F Cinematographer

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    Yeah, they're just uneducated trolls. (as opposed to educated trolls, I guess [​IMG] )
    -Dave
     
  4. BrianB

    BrianB Producer

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    I don't give any credence whatsoever to the customer comments on EBWorld I have to say... It's just too 'trollish' & fanboyish.
     
  5. Dave Falasco

    Dave Falasco Screenwriter

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    Dave, I've got the Hi-Def pack hooked up to my HDTV and it looks and sounds fantastic. Don't listen to those idiots.
     
  6. Dave Schofield

    Dave Schofield Second Unit

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    Does the Hi-Def pack work with standard resolution sets? I'm buying a Sony Wega KV-36FS13 that I'll be hooking the XBox up to.
     
  7. Andrew Grall

    Andrew Grall Supporting Actor

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    Well, it still gives you component video which is better than composite or s-video... Depending on how picky you are, you might or might not notice the difference between 480i on s-video versus 480i on component...

    If you think you can live with an s-video connection, but still want digital audio, you could always buy the Advanced AV pack instead, but if you have available component inputs, why not use them?
     
  8. Brian Girard

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    That's what I use myself (advanced AV pack). Since my set doesn't have component inputs. But if I were in your shoes get the component AV pack. It's the exact same price and might as well have the better of the two packs. I myself can't tell the differance between component and S-Video, but then again I've only compared them on my friends Wega. Pretty sure his set wasn't calibrated properly.
     
  9. Scott FP

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    I have the advanced pack on my Sony Wega. This was more for the fact that I have component avail. and I was running out of inputs [​IMG]
    But if you ever upgrade to HDTV then you will be set.
     

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