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is my projector playing 360 at 1080i ????

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hey guys i had a Infocus 4800 DLP projector in my living room and i thought, "what the hell, lets throw it in my room with the 360 since no one uses it".. well i hooked my 360 up to it with a component-to-VGA cable. the projector's manual says it supports high definition. when i go to my 360s settings i see that its set to 1080i widescreen and it looks pretty damn good, especially when compared to it running on the projector in standard mode. anyway, when i try to change the 360 HDTV setting to either 480p, 720p, or 1080p it doesnt work.. it flashes multiple times until it return back to 1080i.. i dont care about using these progessive modes i was just wondering if my projector is really displaying at 1080i?? the xbox is switched to HDTV and the setting is set to 1080i (in the dashboard) and the projector is shooting the image so does this mean i have 1080i in my room?!
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anyone?
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That would be my guess. And it sounds like your projector supports it.
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the word bonus comes to mind
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the word bonus comes to mind
huh? i dont get it
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post #6 of 14
Not sure if it is this, but if the 360 has HDCP on it you probably won't be able to use it on a projector unless it has HDCP on it as well. Also it says that your projector has an 800x600 resolution which would be around 600p, 1080i is actually 540p. It should technically work @ 1080i but then again I really don't know much about the 360 and how it displays resolutions etc.
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post #7 of 14
yeah it will play it if your beamer supports that resolution, if you want to get that kind of resolution... you need the right cable. don't got a 360 but i know it's HD, so just get a HDTV cable for you beamer (thaught that was RBG but not sure). and check the kind of cable your 360 has, i know my beamer does 1920 max resolution if i have the right cable to connect it from my graphics card to my beamer (DVI to HDTV). just go to a HT (home theather) store and get some info about it, i know those guys can help you (oh btw, those kind of cables can be REAL expensive, i hope you setup doesn't need more then 2 meters of cable or you it will cost you allot )
post #8 of 14
it wont be if your using just the yellow videoout cable... you have to use, the like blue/green component out, HDMI, or DVI cables to use HD.
    
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post #9 of 14
Looking at the specs listed on that site, it looks like your projector is scaling 1080i to fit. So it would appear that it isn't true 1080i but as long as it looks good to you, that's all that matters.
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post #10 of 14
Yeah, I doubt anyone would have a projector that supports 1080i and doesn't use it. Even the ones supporting XGA are relatively expensive, which is 1024i, I think. I'm not sure, though.
Also, please don't double post or bump within 24 hrs.
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