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AVAULT.COM has some news up about the XBOX and HDTV. Here is a link to the news brief article: (I couldn't find the actual press release)
http://www.avault.com/news/displayne...3282001-102151


I also found this link at conexant, however I don't know if it will work:
http://ebiz4.conexant.com/default.sp...8&clrTrail=yes


If it does not, then just go to:
http://ebiz4.conexant.com/cnxt/index.html and put 'CX25871' in the product search.


OK... Now that I have all that out of the way.

This sounds pretty cool, but I don't know much about hardware.

SO for those of you who DO know more about hardware than I.

Is this good?

What resolutions does this equate to for my Toshiba 40H80. 1080i, 480p...or what.

Does this mean the xbox will be a progressive DVD player, or is that already a given?

I have an old Technics DVD player, non progressive-scan and would like to get a better one. Since the XBOX MIGHT be able to do that, PLUS it has broadband (reported) support, which I have, then this would seem to make decent sense to me. Plus, I do like some games so...

(I know, I know I could do a PC Home Theatre, but only if it's sub 500 which I doubt it is)
 

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Thanks for the news CAX88. I guess I am a little skeptical, so I will just wait to see which vendor (MS or Sony) has the right stuff at the right price. If the PS2 does get broadband AND progressive support by Octoberish timeframe, then I would consider that as games are a factor for me. But with all the hype, I will be happy to wait a while.

PS: Do you have link for the PS2 progressive scan update, or is it just a rumor?
 

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actually, not just a rumor
http://ps2.ign.com/news/32022.html
You are funny. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif The story you linked to starts out with:

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Stop. You have reached the videogame industry's black listed, off limits alleyway. Don't go any further unless you're prepared to read unofficial, perhaps... classified information. Here in Off the Record, we print the kinds of things your journalism teacher told you never to put down on paper. The stories, gossip and innuendo that never appear in a press release, but are nonetheless said in conversation (perhaps late night under the influence of a wee bit of alcohol), or the words spoken behind closed doors, or a company's new strategy that's so obvious that we simply couldn't resist -- this is what you'll find in Off the Record.

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And then you call it "not just a rumor".

 

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I remember reading a quote from an MS rep saying as far as he knew all the games currently under development are in 4:3 aspect ratio and 640x480 res http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/frown.gif So just because the capability is there doesn't guarantee it will be used, specially since it looks like there are only about 12 or 13 people in the US who own 16:9 HDTVs (I'm one of them) http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif

So it looks like I'll be still playing games on the HDTV on my *PC* at 960x540... most DirectX games play great at ANY resolution, but I can't get OpenGL games (such as QuakeIII) to run at these special resolutions. If anyone knows a workaround (other than having a 4:3 window on a 16:9 desktop) please let me know!


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Moaz
 

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PS2 may get a patch for progressive DVD, but with only 4MB of vram for frame buffers and textures, there will probably never be a 480p video game for the system.
 
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