Xbox 360: HDMI vs. non-HDMI [Archive] - Glock Talk


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04-27-2008, 22:31
Well, as it turns out, my XBOX 360 is a non-HDMI model, and my new HDTV has an HDMI connection. I didn't even know there were two different versions of the XBOX 360, and apparently there's no HDMI adapter available for older XBOX 360s like mine, but whatever.

Here's my question...I have a 32" HDTV, 720p. Would I notice a difference in clarity using the HDMI connections I had an XBOX w/ an HDMI port, versus the current connection where I am using component connections? Is it worth selling the old XBOX to get a newer model with the HDMI connection, or will I even notice the difference on a 720p, 32" screen? TIA.

04-27-2008, 22:37
the picture quality difference would not be noticeable on a 32" tv, unless you are a few feet from it. If you had a 1080p capable set then I would say go for the HDMI version.

04-27-2008, 23:25
+1 you really don't see a difference between component and HDMI until you go to a 1080p
and 42" or larger

04-28-2008, 00:27
Without 1080p you will not be able to see a difference on any size TV. Also there is supposedly an adapter coming out in May. Here is the link . . .

04-28-2008, 00:29
I've read about the product you referred, but Microsoft has already stated that the current A/V port on the Xbox360 is analog which prevents DVD upscaling.

On a side note:
component = analog
HDMI = uncompressed digital

The only possible reason for a converter would be for a TV w/ HDMI and no component. The picture would be just the same as it would over component, maybe a little worse to be honest.

Scottsdale Thug
05-10-2008, 00:09
Boss nailed it. @720p you can't tell the difference.


P.S. Friends don't let friends buy MadCatz

Scottsdale Thug
05-11-2008, 00:02
I was reminded today that 360 titles are only developed in 1080i so you can never really get a true 1080p experience.