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How is your 360 connected to your viewing device?

post #1 of 37
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How is your 360 connected to your tv/projector/monitor?

edit: sorry I forgot to include RCA and I don't know how to edit a poll
post #2 of 37
Component.
post #3 of 37
HDMI for both.
post #4 of 37
Component
post #5 of 37
if you're going to upscale or game 10+ hours a week i don't see how anyone can do anything but use hdmi

just a better source all the way around

blu rays on ps3 don't look too bad either
post #6 of 37
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Originally Posted by Myth View Post

if you're going to upscale or game 10+ hours a week i don't see how anyone can do anything but use hdmi

just a better source all the way around

blu rays on ps3 don't look too bad either

Unfortunately, most 360s don't have an HDMI port. Also VGA looks just as good. On some TV's it may actually look a good bit better.
post #7 of 37
Component switched through my receiver. Looks fantastic.
post #8 of 37
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Originally Posted by chrisherbert View Post

Unfortunately, most 360s don't have an HDMI port. Also VGA looks just as good. On some TV's it may actually look a good bit better.

true, i should have thought of that before putting anything down.

those who have the port and are still using component/other need to stop doing so lol
post #9 of 37
HDMI and optical for sound.
post #10 of 37
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Originally Posted by Myth View Post

those who have the port and are still using component/other need to stop doing so lol

???

Every comparison I've read here or anywhere else has stated there was no noticeable difference between HDMI and component out.

The people using VGA were doing it so they could upscale DVDs, but I have an upscaling DVD player. And to tell you the truth, my XBR does a better job at that than my DVD player so I just send it as 480p (from the DVD player).
post #11 of 37
Today= Component --> TV

Tomorrow= Component --> Receiver --> TV

Oh how I've waited to get a 360 screen in 1080p.


*cries*
post #12 of 37
I wish my 360 had HDMI out...my LCD tv doesn't have VGA either so I am "stuck" with component. The only complaint I have is while watching DVD's...doesn't look too good. LOL!
post #13 of 37
Because VGA can do pixel mapping on non-1080p displays, it may be the best choice in many cases.
post #14 of 37
mines connected with HDMI


looks better then with component cables
post #15 of 37
component because my xbox was made in march of 06 and my VGA port is connected to my laptop
post #16 of 37
component

I have hdmi on my 360 but there really is no difference and I don't use the 360 as a DVD player
post #17 of 37
HDMI, due to what inputs were available on my display, not because of picture quality
post #18 of 37
component...but a question. My TV says 1080p for every game played on my 360. Is the 360 doing the upscaling (as I expect) or is the TV?
post #19 of 37
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Originally Posted by CaCHooKa Man View Post

component because my xbox was made in march of 06 and my VGA port is connected to my laptop

Monoprice has a $10 VGA switch that works great. I have a Mini on one and the 360 on the other...
post #20 of 37
Component.
post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by bdwright77 View Post

component...but a question. My TV says 1080p for every game played on my 360. Is the 360 doing the upscaling (as I expect) or is the TV?

If you set the Xbox 360 to 1080p, then the Xbox 360 is upscaling every game which is not natively 1080 to 1080p, yes. This resolution works fine over component on any Xbox 360 as long as the TV properly supports it.
post #22 of 37
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Originally Posted by Myth View Post

those who have the port and are still using component/other need to stop doing so lol

There is no need for me to stop using component. Rather, it seems you could stand to get a grip.
post #23 of 37
VGA, I see a massive difference on my TV, probably due to the face my component inputs suck, but it looks better on my end.
post #24 of 37
To me on my HDTV, the Xbox 360 puts out a good image via VGA, Component Video and HDMI.
post #25 of 37
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Originally Posted by chrisherbert View Post

Because VGA can do pixel mapping on non-1080p displays, it may be the best choice in many cases.

you're right about that, but the sad fact is that most HDTV's that have VGA inputs don't really allow you to change that many picture settings when using that VGA input, at least not compared to the amount of picture changes that you can make with both component and HDMI. so while it should look better, sometimes it doesn't solely based on the fact that things that you would change to make it look better can't be changed...

and for me, video is via HDMI and audio is via Optical...
post #26 of 37
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Originally Posted by FIVE ONE SIX View Post

you're right about that, but the sad fact is that most HDTV's that have VGA inputs don't really allow you to change that many picture settings when using that VGA input, at least not compared to the amount of picture changes that you can make with both component and HDMI. so while it should look better, sometimes it doesn't solely based on the fact that things that you would change to make it look better can't be changed...

and for me, video is via HDMI and audio is via Optical...

Most of the settings that are disabled for VGA (shapness, color, tint, etc) don't need to be adjusted using an RGB signal. They are automatically correct and any adjustments you do would hurt the picture, not help it.

The only controls (outside sync and stuff) VGA really needs are brightness and contrast. White balance and gamma would also be nice but they aren't essential.
post #27 of 37
HDMI + optical until receiver upgrade.
post #28 of 37
component, I don't know why but when I connect it via HDMI to my samsung the dashboard looks like washed out. I think its a problem of the tv and there was a thread here to correct that.
post #29 of 37
My 360elite is connected via component and optical to my 605. My HD-A2 and PS3 take up the HDMI spots on the receiver.
post #30 of 37
There really should be an option for more than one choice.

Xbox #1: HDMI (Home theater)

Xbox #2: HDMI (Living room)

Xbox #3: VGA (Computer monitor)

Xbox #4: Component (Bedroom TV)

Xbox #5: Component (Son's room)

Xbox #6: Component (Garage...when I want to be "outside")

I doubt the poll reflects America's numbers for non-AVS geeks like us here.
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