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Since I'm going to be getting my computer to output to my Mitsu 65809, I'd like to hookup my xbox to the computer via component input, then out the RGB in fullscreen so I can upscale xbox games to 1080i. My TV only accepts 480p/1080i, so unless I do this I won't be able to play the 720p games on my RPTV.


Is this possible? The only problem I see is the computer component inputs.
 

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That... is a very expensive proposition. There are very few component input boards available that I am aware of, but the folks on here can point you in the right direction if that's what you really want. I'm not sure how many games support 720P, and furthermore I'm a little surprised that the Mitsu is not capable of internally scaling 720p up to 1080i, but I know some sets absolutely won't take a 720 input.
 

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I'm actually not positive my set won't upscale a 720p, but I've got nothing to test it with right now, and I think I read my set won't upscale it.


I agree, I think it will be way too expensive right now because of the lack of component input boards. I was hoping there might be a not too expensive HD tuner, or other input card with component. Also, because there are only a few games that do support 720p, I'm not worrying about this much. I was just interested.
 

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What about using a VGA output from the x-box into HTPC? They make a few different RGB output boxes that work for PS2, Xbox, and the Gamecube. I have no idea what the quality would be like, however.
 

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That might work, but how do you get a VGA input on the computer?
 

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Upscaling gaming content might not be a real good idea. The delay caused by processing might seriously hamper your ability to play. Imagine if everytime you press a button, it takes a half second or a second to display on the screen.
 

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I agree, there will be latency if you go about it that way. Because of the good anti aliasing in the xbox most games loog really good even at 480p. I'd suggest you try the HDTV cable for it first and then if it's not good enough you could try something else. I think your coices will be very limited though.
 

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Doesn't your TV do the upconversion? If you send a 720p signal from a STB to your TV, it should upscale to 1080i. The STB doesn't have to do this. The Xbox doesn't either. I have the xbox component adapter but I'm bot sure if the 720p games are actually being received by the TV this way. But since my TV only supports 480p & 1080i as well, I don't see how the xbox would receive this info and scale it. It justs outputs the best it can. The only thing it tries to do (and not very good) is stretch 4:3 gaming to 16:9. I think it will output 720p if you have it checked in the options. Then your TV should upconvert it.
 
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