Well, I got to tell ya all, finally NXE has juiced up and souped up my Xbox 360 performance and especially color correction is off the hook, making it best among the rest. Seriously just like in computers we have DirectX D3D software upgrade from directx 8 to whatever is now, i think so Directx 10 or something, which speeds up game performance at the same time yielding better shadow and lighting details after every upgrade ......... I swear to GOD NXE has completely overhauled all the graphics and colour displaying capabilities of Xbox 360. It is just like upgrading from windows 98 to straight to Windows Vista not just in visual but performance.
To be honest I didn't give a rat s-hit about whole avatar or theme or menu thing, I was only interested if NXE will bring any update and upgrade in graphic chip software.
If you guys remember I was saying about dull colour and all that thing, it is all resolved ..... I can't be happier then this.
Just one thing ....... with all this improved performance, not only I but everyone is scared of only one issue .... the dreaded RROD .... keep your console well ventilated place guys .... preferred placing position Horizontal and I believe your console wil be safe for a while .... lolllllllll. Eventually every xbox 360 will die, just a question is what can you do to prolong its life.
Regarding Xbox 360, what I believe, it was actualy meant to be played on RGB compliant device such as monitors or tele's with builtin vga ports because games are designed in 0 - 255 color space. Now with the increased hype, requirement, marketing and whatsoever of HDMI forced Xbox 360 developers to integrate HDMI ports in their new Xbox 360 lineup. Before this update Xbox 360 was transferring incorrect color information on HDMI, as on the scale of 0 - 100 where 0 is extreme white and 100 is deepest black, after 80% everything was displayed as black and after 15% everything was displayed was white, no shades in between. Therefore still VGA ports was perfect in displaying accurate white, gray and black shades before NXE and I preferred it. VGA was lacking bit of sharpness whenever compared to HDMI, but I always preferred better color presentation, smooth edges then sharpness.
With this update of NXE everything has been recalibrated, the source (Xbox 360) is outputting now 99.9% accurate color information on HDMI about different white, gray, black shades, thus making it very close to VGA (RGB) color settings.
BTW i wrote in my previous posts as well, if you wana calibrate your tele for gaming, do not use any of the calibration discs, cause all of them are in 16-235 color range. Use calibration image files, I have links in my posts with thread name 'Official LNXXA650 Calibration/Settings Thread - page 53'. Images in Xbox 360 are displayed in RGB format 0 - 255, hence you will be able to accurately calibrate your tele. Just copy these files in any of the usb device, plug it in and use these image files to calibrate. I am tellin ya, you'll love your tele once calibrated.
After calibration, damn games will look more awesome and realistic, especially Gears of War 2.
NTSC tele have got 7.5+ IRE for black. Recommended Reference level is Normal. Do not use any lcd tele feature such as HDMI black, black adjust or any similar options cause it will literally crush black colours. Adjust only standard brightness and contrast option to yield best picture result.
PAL tele have got 0 IRE for black. Recommended Reference level is expanded. Do not use any lcd tele feature such as HDMI black, black adjust or any similar options cause it will literally crush black colours. Adjust only standard brightness and contrast option to yield best picture result.
Remember I my opinion VGA is still better as games are designed on computer using 3d Rendering and Game engines (0-255 color space), none of 'em are made on film reels (16-235 color space) therefore it is very safe to say that if xbox 360 connected through VGA port or HDMI port offering pc connectivity will yield far better result then any other port connected.
"Calibration is a simple math, you just got to learn simple equations to master it." by bullswar