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720p or 1080p ?


I know a bit about this stuff so is my theory. My tv's native res is 1080p. So if I set the 360 to output to 720p then the 360 won't have to do any scaling but the TV will do the scaling from 720p to 1080p. But if I set the 360 to output to 1080p the TV won't have to upscale to 1080p the 360 will do the work. It just comes down to who scales the 720p sigal better the tv or the 360 I have a new Samsung 32 ''LCD tv I sit around 4 feet away from it and I bought my 360 this morning and a HDMI cable to. I also have a PS3 and what I noticed with the PS3 that letting the TV upscale the signal looks better than the PS3 upscaling to 1080p. I'm wondering if the 360 has the better upscaler of my tv. But I suspect my tv is beter at upscaling I have not really fiddled around with it either. But was wondering what you guys think about it ?thanks
 

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I would say to go with the 360 to handle the scaling, they developed a hardware scaler, "Ana" that plays nicely with the GPU that I would imagine would be better than your TV. As you said, try both and judge for yourself which you think is better



Besides game, keep in mind the Xbox 360 can also play 1080p video as well!
 

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set it ... and forget it!



1080p
 

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The 360's scaler is likely to introduce less latency than the one in your display, imo.
 

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Actully I'm looking into buying this Sunday is a Samsung 24'' with a 1920x1200 native res, I'm taking back the other one and will use this new I will buy for 360/PS3 gaming and pc gaming. I guess if this new one is 1920x1200 native res I should still set the 360 to output then to 1080p ? thanks
 

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I set for 1080i. Of course I don't have an HDMI eqipped 360 or I'd set for 1080p.


I've messed wtih 720p and 1080i and I really can't tell a difference. I was thinking on games like Forza I'd get 60fps set at 720p, but like I said I couldn't tell a difference.


I have a panny 700u 1080p set so everything is converted anyway. That might be why I can't tell a difference.
 
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