XBox jaggies on new HDTV

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Robert Burkes, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. Robert Burkes

    Robert Burkes Second Unit

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2000
    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    So...I just got a new Sony KD-34XS955 34" TV. I bought the component cables for my XBox, set the XBox to display 480p, 720p, and 1080i (depending on the game), and popped in a game that is 720p capable. Much to my surprise, there were jaggies everywhere. I tried a 420p game with the same results. I've turned off all velocity modulation and turned down the sharpness, but I have no idea what else I can do. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for any help, and I'm sorry if this should have been posted in the Videogames forum. I wasn't sure.
     
  2. John S

    John S Producer

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2003
    Messages:
    5,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    And you display definetly indicates you are getting 720P from the xbox? If so, I have no clue, I have seen HD Games, most look really great a few just no so great.
     
  3. Cameron Yee

    Cameron Yee Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Messages:
    11,832
    Likes Received:
    720
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Since 2006
    Real Name:
    Cameron Yee
    From what I understand games will have jaggies regardless of output resolution. It's a limitation of the current state of gaming graphics, not the quality of your display. The jaggies can be minimized but not eliminated.
     
  4. NickSo

    NickSo Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2000
    Messages:
    4,260
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Nick So
    Normall you dont see the jaggies because its blurred by the analog TV set.

    When you hook up the Xbox to display at full resolution, you see everything very precisely, all the edges are no longer blurred so now, you see the sharp edges of the polygons, the jaggies.
     
  5. Chad A Wright

    Chad A Wright Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2002
    Messages:
    740
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    That's good to know. I always wondered why Halo 2 looked worse on my large HDTV than on the 24" Analog in the bedroom.
     
  6. BenK

    BenK Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2002
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    A large high quality display will bring out the good and also the bad in whatever you're viewing. Hopefully game console makers will incorporate anti-aliasing technology in their next crop of consoles if they haven't already. Going from a 56" CRT rear projection to a 60" LCD rear projection images are much sharper but jagged edges in games are much more visible.
     
  7. Tyson Wetzel

    Tyson Wetzel Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The relatively low resolution and "jaggies" isn't so much a limitation of the software as it is the limited amount of space on a dvd based game system. There could potentially be a game with full HD pic quality if it had only say 2 levels instead of 16. HD DVD or BluRay based game systems could be the next step in video resolution for gaming.
     
  8. dan fritzen

    dan fritzen Second Unit

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2001
    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have the 34XBR800 and I do not notice jaggies for the most part for 720p games. I do remember trying one of teh baseball games that was 720p and the pitcher and mound where smooth without jaggies but the background was full of jaggies.

    Games like MX unleashed should not have jaggies or they should be minimized.

    I can tell what resolution i am in by the inability to zoom 720p or 1080i, can you verify the same and what titles are you testing.

    That Matrix game with HD support is terrible looking regardless of the resolution.
     

Share This Page