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post #21 of 41
Go post your Old X360's in the for sale section, I'd buy an old one for $250 without games.
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post #22 of 41
Just remember, this is still speculation.

I'm not saying it won't happen but reports of HDMI on the 360, as well as pictures of it, have been around since roughly July 2006.

A Microsoft employee posted a picture of the new ports on neowin.net back in September.

And next time, you should link, and give credit to, the original source. Which is Engadget in this case - http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/05/t...dename-zephyr/
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it doesn't make sense. A lot of people use a combo of HDMI and optical. How do you do that on there? Doesn't look possible. I am thinking thats a dev kit. The HD part: there have been rumors of a hd for a long time that was bigger. Until there is official word from MS I say........Whatever
theres an optical output on the component cables connector... on ALL the 360s.......
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post #24 of 41
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theres an optical output on the component cables connector... on ALL the 360s.......
You changed your post super fast. I was just about to say you shouldn't say "old" 360s.
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post #25 of 41
What's with the obsession with HDMI? I use the regular composite video jack for my 360 and it looks very sharp. Granted, it's not as good as over component or VGA, but it still looks great. If you can currently do 1080i, upgrading to the new one for HDMI would be beyond stupid.
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I don't care about HDMI right now and probably never will. Most people don't even have a reason for caring, you can tell it's more of a "just because" mentality.

However, HDMI makes people bring up HDCP and that's a valid point to some. Right now, you need a VGA cable to get 1080p from the HD-DVD addon. Component is restricted to 1080i due to AACS.

The hard drive is what more people will wonder about. Those of us who paid for a 360 with a 20 gig drive will be pissed if newer customers pay the same price for a 360 with a 120 gig drive. But we will have to wait and see. I find it hard to believe Microsoft would bundle a 120 gig hard drive. Maybe an accessory but not bundle it and keep the same price.
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You changed your post super fast. I was just about to say you shouldn't say "old" 360s.
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What's with the obsession with HDMI? I use the regular composite video jack for my 360 and it looks very sharp. Granted, it's not as good as over component or VGA, but it still looks great. If you can currently do 1080i, upgrading to the new one for HDMI would be beyond stupid.
for what its worth, using an HDMI cable over a component cable yielded a small, but noticeable difference, when used with our Scientific Atlantic 8300HD cable box
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post #29 of 41
It's all different though. HDMI is never always better than component and component is never always better than HDMI.

It's all about experimentation. People will have to try it for themselves. TVs are different, DVD players are different, etc. Individual results will vary.

At this point in time, sometimes component will be best and sometimes HDMI will be best but neither is truly superior to the other.
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post #30 of 41
Hoorrrayyy! Yet another console I will probably not buy.

But HDMI is cool, I had an HDMI DVD player and when I hooked it to my 52" TV, picture was a tad better than the component.

And yes, I went back and forth viewing the same frame on HDMI and Component. HDMI was a tad better.
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