I have my 360 hooked up to a Toshiba 50" DLP Projection. I decided to put in a DVD and see what it would look like since the graphics of the games are so life like. The picture of the DVD was absolutely awful! I have the switch on the cable going to the T.V. switched to HDTV. Also, The picture does not fill up the entire screen it is in 4:3 format. Could someone please help me? Is there something else that I need to do in the dashboard? I have already witched that to 1080 and told it that to use 16:9 aspect ratio. I know that Microsoft has a HDDVD that has come out. I wasnt sure if I should go and get that or buy a stand alone HDDVD. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance
Actually I figured it out. Since there is no HDMI hook up your only choice is component. I had the output on the dashboard set at 1080i and I forgot that you can not output 1080i with a component hookup. After setting to 720p the DVD's looked okay, not great, but they were the size they were supposed to be and werent as grainy. But I ordered the HDDVD add on anyway. I will post when I get it as to the visuals. Thanks to those who helped
I have the xbox 360 HD DVD player hooked to the console, with component hookup from teh console to my Sharp Aquos LCD, LC-46D62U. My console is set to 1080p output. I get 1080p output for games played through the console and also when I stream movies from my PC to the console. My problem is when I play HD DVD, it reverts to 1080i. I know there has been a lot of discussions in forums on this subject, with most people saying that the lack of HDMI output from the xbox 360 is the cause of the problem. How can that be if I am getting 1080p with games and movies streamed through the console? Clearly, that shows the component cable is capable of 1080p output. I think the problem is with the HD DVD player output (though the USB port)- it appears MS is not able to process the signal from the HD DVD player on the fly to output 1080p through the component cable. If that is the case, how is the HDMI cable that everyone is anticipating going to solve the problem? Anybody has a similar problem and found a solution?
Simon, I know HDDVD players play regular DVD because I have tested it. My understanding is that Blue Ray players do NOT. That, I was told, is the advantage of HDDVD player versus Blue Ray Player. Can anyone confirm that?