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post #21 of 38
It does upscale but over VGA

Looks like I'm gonna have to get the $40 cable but it'll well worth it if I decide to get the HD-DVD
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post #22 of 38
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People that don't want one can just forego buying it. Unlike Sony who is cramming a Blu-Ray player down your throat whether you want one or not.
Well, there games are in BluRay format; I saw them talking about it one day, and said that they had enough space to include every common language in each game.
post #23 of 38
DVD have that enough space to do that as well. Many games for the PS2 include over 5 different languages. Most game companies just don't include that many languages because it is a huge amount of work.
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Well, there games are in BluRay format; I saw them talking about it one day, and said that they had enough space to include every common language in each game.

really last thing i saw was that neither the blue-ray or hd-dvd will be used for games only for movies.. heck the ps3 games are expensive enough and then ya add the cost of printing them on blue ray.. i cant imagine that
    
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They look at lot better then a standard dvd but thats about the best I can describe it. And a xbox does not upconvert a DVD to your HD settings it plays at 480p/i.

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Im pretty sure its upconverting the DVDs to 1080i over component, cause our other DVD player puts out 480p and it looks ugly when the TV tries to scale it up to 1080i. It looks much more clear and sharp playing it with the 360.
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No it does not upconvert, only thru VGA will it upconvert due to a fixed resolution.

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The Xbox 360 supports full rendering at various resolutions including 480p, 720p, and 1080i for its games, but DVD playback is limited to 480p. This also requires that you purchase the high definition support pack that includes component video cables and a digital audio output (Toslink). This support pack is included in the premium kit, but it costs about $40 if you buy it separately. The video processing is handled by a 500MHz ATI graphics processor, but its de-interlacing capabilities seem a bit limited compared to some of the DVD players on the market today.
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BTW, how much more expensive are HD DVD's over "normal" DVD's?
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They range between $15 up to $40. I just got Batam Begins and How the Grinch Stole Christmas last night for $24 a piece and got the Digital Video Essentials HD DVD disk for $24 on ebay also. The big ones I am waiting for are the entire LOTR's and all the Harry Potters and maybe Star Wars.

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BTW, how much more expensive are HD DVD's over "normal" DVD's?
If you have a NetFlix subscription they rent out HD-DVDs as well, so that's an option. I plan on utilizing that rather than buying DVDs (unless it's something I truely want, like LOTR)
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Wait, you don't need a Xbox360 for this to work?
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