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Americanidle
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« on: February 19, 2006, 02:24:25 AM »

No that this matters much but I am curious. I have a Hitachi 55VF820 TV and the native resolution is 720p and it handles 1080i as well. When I set up the 360's video settings, I picked 720p. I noticed that some of the arcade games are listed native at 1080i. I run those in 720p. Does the 360 force you to display in one resolution or can I pick both and display in whatever the native is like my hd cable box?

(I would boot it up and play around but my gf is madly into the olympics and I can't touch the tv.....)
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2006, 02:57:37 AM »

check em all, the 360 is smart itll use the best one! (translation - yup select them both if your tv supports 'em)
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2006, 07:19:11 AM »

You sure about that?? I just went into my system settings to HDTV settings and it basically makes me pick between 720p and 1080i and that it switches to whatever I pick. It doesn't seem to enable both and use whatever is native to the game.
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2006, 07:48:45 AM »

You have to pick one and the xbox will scale the game to that resolution, just like a PC.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2006, 08:43:00 AM »

So what is supposedly the best? I assume it to leave it in 720p as I have read in a few places that it is smoother for action games..something about 60fps as opposed to 1080i which is 30 fps and better in still pictures.
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2006, 09:58:45 AM »

I'm not entirely sure.  "i" (interlacing) mode uses less power than "p" (progressive scan) mode, but how much more?  1080i technically is rendering only 530 pixels a refresh (I think).

Someone more familiar with HDTV tech will have to answer that question.  I know some here swear that 720p is way better than 1080i, but I haven't heard the reasons why.  Then there are those that say that 1080i is every bit as good as 720p.

I know that developers are avoiding 1080p mode since it's very processor consuming to render at that, which suggests that 1080i mode really isn't that much better than 720p.
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2006, 11:51:01 AM »

720p is probably your best bet.  Most games are 720p native- ie the game itself is rendering a 1280x720 frame so probably best to just stick with that. In general, if your display supports both formats, you want to go with the one that is commonly used which is currently 720p for the 360.  

The scaler that converts 720p to 1080i is excellent and there is generally minimal change in video quality.  Just be aware that scalers never add any new picture information- all a scaler does is interpolate data based on what is already present in the signal.  So the scaler is taking that 1280x720 frame rendered by the game and converting it to 1920x1080 (really 960x1080 due to interlacing) without adding any new picture detail.
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2006, 02:47:34 PM »

With my LCD monitor 720p is definitely the way to go because there is less tearing than with 1080i. Aside from that, the differences shouldn't be very noticable. Pick the one you think looks better and run with it.
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