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post #1 of 2 Old 07-16-2006, 07:27 PM - Thread Starter
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Everyone knows the XBOX 360 supports 480p, 720p, and 1080i resolutions for games and other media formats.

I have heard and read from countless people that 720p is the all-around best resolution to use when playing on your 360, the thing is my HDTV's native resolution is 1080i.

I own a Samsung 26" widescreen CRT-HDTV that I purchased at Target for dirt cheap. It was a floor model that was in great working condition and I got my employee discount on top of the other discounts already, so it was a worthwhile purchase to play my 360 games in HD.

Now to my question, this CRT HDTV that I own supports 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i resolutions. My HDTV's native resolutions are 480p/1080i, should I be playing my games in 1080i instead of 720p? As of now I play my games in 720p and the graphics look terrific, I just want to know if there would be a difference in quality if I played with my native resolution instead.

I'm not a big know it all when it comes to this stuff and I was referred to these boards, so any help would be great.

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Try it both ways and see what looks best. When you set the 360 to 720p your tv is doing the upscaling to 1080i. When you set the 360 to 1080i the 360 is doing the upscaling. Sometimes one is better than the other.

I have a rpcrt 1080i and the 360 looks pretty much the same set to 720p or 1080i.
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