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I am currently using a 'Madcats' VGA adapter to connect my XBOX 360 to my 24 Inch LCD. Now here is my Question. Why does it look like Crap at 1080P?? I heard along time ago that the XBOX 360 can't really send a true 1080P Signal without a HDMI connector. And last night I was in a 'EB Games' Store and the Salesman was trying to get me to by a 80 dollar HDMI adapter for my XBOX 360. He stated that with said adapter I would get a better picture versus my Madcats VGA connector. Does anybody here have any experience with a XBOX 360 and running it at 1080P??
Plus I was just comparing COD4 IQ from my Sig Rig at 1920*1200 and XBOX 360 at 1080P. I can't believe how much better it looks on my P.C. There is soo many Jaggies on the XBOX 360. The detail of characters is also way behind the P.C. Version. Is there anything else I can do to help my XBOX 360 look better on my LCD?? I really thought once I got a LCD that supported 1080P that I would be Blown away at the Visuals. Man am I disappointed.
Please people i need some help here trying to figure this out. I know I can get a better IQ from my XBOX 360. I just need to know how to do it.
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Ok you have a really nice rig, Please don't compare the 360 to it, it will make the 360 cry lol. The only thing I can think of is try the first party VGA adapter as i have heard bad things about most of the 3rd party ones.
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Well i know you can get a dvi to hdmi cord for 6 dollars of of ebay..
    
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what kind of 360 do you have? does it have an hdmi port on it?
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Can 360 even send 1080p now?
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It can send true 1080p with the falcon chipset out the HDMI port. TIP: if using an HDMI cable and you need optical, you can crack the housing on the standard issue component cable; it will fit with the HDMI cable and the optical out is enabled. Saves $50 on MS branded solution.

That said, the 360 is showing its stripes compared to current PC tech. We've crossed the hump and PCs are closer to next gen consoled than this gen of consoles IMHO.
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I know I shouldn't compare my Rig to the XBOX 360, But I just feel that it something isn't right! I am not 100% sure which Xbox 360 I have anymore. I bought one on Launch day, But 6 months I had to send it in for the RROD. So I have no Idea what I got back. They must have done something to help it from RROD again, Right. When I phoned XBOX tech support about what they did to prevent the RROD they told me they are not at Liberty to tell me the specifics of what they did. I asked if they put the new chipset in or if they upgraded the cooling but no answer was given. But there is no HDMI port at all. I am wondering if i would see an improved IQ with the HDMI adapter?? Has anybody tried one of those HDMI adapters??
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Thats because whatever game your playing is not native, the image is being upscaled to 1080p. That means the jaggies will be more apparent because the image is being stretched. Keep it at 720p, native, because it looks much better at native resolution.

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It can send true 1080p with the falcon chipset out the HDMI port. TIP: if using an HDMI cable and you need optical, you can crack the housing on the standard issue component cable; it will fit with the HDMI cable and the optical out is enabled. Saves $50 on MS branded solution.

That said, the 360 is showing its stripes compared to current PC tech. We've crossed the hump and PCs are closer to next gen consoled than this gen of consoles IMHO.
What do you expect? The 360 is based around technology that came out 3 years ago...this should be obvious to anyone who shows interest in hardware..it just seems like your trying to take shots at it when in actuality, its keeping up with hardware way more advanced even 3 years later..whereas graphics cards released 3 years ago aren't running COD4 at 60fps; Bioshock at max settings w/30fps+720p. Do I really need to mention Assassins Creed's steep hardware requirements and minimalistic requirements for the console counterpart?
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What do you expect? The 360 is based around technology that came out 3 years ago...this should be obvious to anyone who shows interest in hardware..it just seems like your trying to take shots at it when in actuality, its keeping up with hardware way more advanced even 3 years later..whereas graphics cards released 3 years ago aren't running COD4 at 60fps; Bioshock at max settings w/30fps+720p. Do I really need to mention Assassins Creed's steep hardware requirements and minimalistic requirements for the console counterpart?
Settle down, Beavis! I wasn't knocking it at all! I play mine and conquer RROD for others for a reason!

Gears of War is top shelf 360 for me, along with mass effect maybe, and Bioshock of course. GTA4 is a technical achievement in other areas.

But Crysis at very high on my 8800gt sli is like a sneak preview of xbox "720" is all I'm saying...
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I know I shouldn't compare my Rig to the XBOX 360, But I just feel that it something isn't right! I am not 100% sure which Xbox 360 I have anymore. I bought one on Launch day, But 6 months I had to send it in for the RROD. So I have no Idea what I got back. They must have done something to help it from RROD again, Right. When I phoned XBOX tech support about what they did to prevent the RROD they told me they are not at Liberty to tell me the specifics of what they did. I asked if they put the new chipset in or if they upgraded the cooling but no answer was given. But there is no HDMI port at all. I am wondering if i would see an improved IQ with the HDMI adapter?? Has anybody tried one of those HDMI adapters??
Don't bother with anything but a falcon box with native HDMI. converting crap to crap over HDMI is still crap.
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