Originally Posted by George Cifranci
MS can't release a HDMI cable for the 360 without redesigning it. The current XBOX 360's can only output analog.
I have an XBOX 360 connected to my R60XBR1 and it is fantastic! Holding out on an XBR2 because you can't do 1080P with the 360 is silly. The VAST majority of games for the 360 aren't going to be written to support 1080P. The XBOX 360 simply doesn't have the horsepower to output a game with high quality graphics (of a game like Gears of War) in 1920x1080P. Most of the games will just be upconverted which happens anyway with the SXRD's since they run in 1080P native.
Whether 1080p support will be added on a game-by-game basis, or will be part of a larger, Microsoft-sponsored effort to make all Xbox 360 games 1080p compliant is a separate issue we'll try to sort out. We're already reaching out to Microsoft for further clarification.
But while we do our snooping, this is still big news -- 1080p support has finally hit the Xbox 360, and the first game to have the honor is Splinter Cell. And one month before the PlayStation 3 and Wii launches, no less.
This isn't the first we've heard of 1080p support for the Xbox. At September's Tokyo Game Show, Microsoft vowed to add 1080p support to the Xbox 360 as a software update. As part of the 1080p announcement, Microsoft Game Studios Shane Kim explained that "720p is the sweet-spot for high definition."
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We will know for sure VERY SOON what the new update brings.
I guess I will see you in the line for the PS3 right .....
So .. brings me back to the 1080p issue I stated above. I don't want to wait for the HDMI cable (which is coming out) ... I want to be able to use my VGA which will outpt 1080p from the 360. The XBR2 DOES NOT give a full 1920x1080 .... therefore I am looking elsewhere.
This is not a knock on this set, just a feature I really want. I have been following the XBR2 for a while and IT WAS THE SET. The PDF manual (which I still have) stated that 1920x1080 "WAS" supported over VGA . As it turns out ... it is not !!!
That is all I am saying. I was pointed to the Sammy sets that do 1080 ove HDMI, VGA and Component. If Sony did this ... I'd be all over the set .. AGAIN !!!
As I said .. I have seen the set and it is STELLAR, but missing a few things " I " really want on the connection side of things. So I am off to the Sammy side of things .. Just thought I would correct the XBOX 360 comment.
Anyway, sorry for the hi-jack of the thread. I know this is not a GAME thread so I will not turn it into one. For that stuff go to "news4gamers" and I will be glad to expand on the topic.