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Good Day All,


I am new to this forum but I have been surfing it today as I was referred to you guys for further help. I thought that I should ask my question here to see what kind of answers I may get. I have all three next-gen systems and am looking to get most likely a Front Projector in the near future.


I seem to play on my Xbox the most and it has the ability to display some pretty cool images via the HDTV pack. But, I have also heard that some people have had problems with the Xbox and certain TV's or Projectors (e.g. there was a posting on Home Theater Forums about a guy waiting for the new models of Samsung DLP to come out because of known probs with these TV's and Xbox images).


Can anyone either direct me to a posting about most common problems Xbox owners have had with HD/Widescreen images and certain TV/Projectors and tell me what or what can't be done.


I have had some probs too at my local home audio store when trying my Xbox out.


I was trying to use my Xbox on what is basically a Screenplay 4800 (Infocus).


Problem 1:


There was times that there were TWO images being displayed at the same time. We had to go tinker in the Xbox menu and I can honestly say that I cannot remember what we did. However, I was disturbed by this and I do know that an individual who called the store I deal with was having the same problem with the Samsung DLP RPTV. I think this has been answered previously as I think we were on the 480i image input.


Problem 2:


When I tried to get a widescreen image is mainly squished it. I had W/S set up in my Xbox menu as well as the projector was in 16:9 mode as well, but it still squished it (the game was Project Gotham Racing 2). We were going thru the 480p input too.


However, I do know that when I played Simpson's Hit and Run, there were no probs and I found that strange becasue both games are 16:9 on the back of the videogame box. As well, there are postings on this forum of how PGR2 has filled the screen for people playing in widescreen mode.


Problem 3:


Shouldn't the projector (Screenplay 4800) recognize what is being sent, especially when it is in Native mode. I assumed that Native mode was for the projector to see what image it is and then project accordingly.


If any of these questions sound stupid, I am sorry, but I want to make sure that any projector I buy can do what I want, especially play my Xbox in HD and 16:9 if they are offered on the game. The screenplay 4800 is a good buy for the dollar value and has great reviews too.


Thanx in advance for any advice.

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This thread seems really familiar...


Anyhoo:

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Problem 1:


There was times that there were TWO images being displayed at the same time. We had to go tinker in the Xbox menu and I can honestly say that I cannot remember what we did. However, I was disturbed by this and I do know that an individual who called the store I deal with was having the same problem with the Samsung DLP RPTV. I think this has been answered previously as I think we were on the 480i image input.
Yep, you are trying to get a progressive image through an interlaced input.

This shouldn't happen on a Samsung (a double image).

The problem on the samsung is the lack of getting 480i through component inputs 2&3. There wouldn't be an image of the dashboard at all.


For the SCreenplay you need the Vesa adaptor if you want to get 480p.


As far as the 4800, I would save even more $$ and get the X1.
 
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