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HDMI or Component on Xbox 360, which is best?

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Hi Guys,

Just bought a new Sony HDTV, and am very happy with it. The picture is amazing!

Currently, I am connecting my xbox 360 to it via the component leads, and it does output at 1080p, so I am happy with that.

If I buy a decent HDMI cable for it, will my picture improve?

Has anyone tried both?

Thanks and Rep for any advice
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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banned 1 Like #1
Marginally, yes, as it is a digital signal, and component is analogue.

Try a 99p HDMI lead!
1 Like #2
hdmi is better yes
1 Like #3
Yeah, it does improve slighty, just dont get conned into buying a £100 HDMI cable, they do the same job as a 99p one.
[mod] 1 Like #4
HDMI..........but unless you have a large screen TV you won't see any difference. :)
#5
I didn't realise that component was an analogue signal.

Is the difference really that notable? I will get a cheap one when the shops round here open up again.

I only have a 32" screen, will I see a difference?

Thanks to you all, rep left for everyone
#6
Didn't think the 360 could do 1080p?
[mod]#7
Goonieman;7528484
Didn't think the 360 could do 1080p?


Yes............most games now are 1080p. It's just their movie service that is 720p :)
1 Like #8
Syzable
Yes............most games now are 1080p. It's just their movie service that is 720p :)


Ah right, thought it was 720 only. Thanks. :thumbsup:
banned 1 Like #9
The 360 won't do 1080p through a component. Go with the HDMI cable. As it's a digital signal, it doesn't matter how cheap the cable is as long as the 360 interprets the signal as a 1 or a 0. Even a microwave operating next to it wouldn't cause that much distortiong on an HDMI cable. On a component, however..........

I use HDMI on a 32 and a 37 inch flatscreen. Do it now!
#10
Goonieman
Didn't think the 360 could do 1080p?


yeah it definitely can. In the system settings, there is an option for 1080p, Forza 3 looked AMAZING!!
#11
Thanks a lot guys. I have repped everyone
#12
if i have an old 360 (without a hdmi connection) does anyone know if i can get a cable with the old connection on one end and an hdmi connection on the other?
#13
dcx_badass
Probably won't notice a difference, but for the sake of £1 doesn't hurt to change over anyway.


agreed.
#14
andymack
if i have an old 360 (without a hdmi connection) does anyone know if i can get a cable with the old connection on one end and an hdmi connection on the other?


I don't think they make a cable like that do they?
#15
The Hdmi also includes Dolby trueHd 5.1 which i dont think optical will decode .
#16
dcx_badass
Can't get them, you need a converter box to convert Analogue to Digital, pretty expensive and not really worth it.


poop - aw well the component will just have to do - ta though
#17
Goonieman
Didn't think the 360 could do 1080p?


yes it can
#18
Managed to borrow an HDMI cable and just tried it out.

The quality is a lot better! There is certainly less motion blur. Also as Tazzer said, you get proper Dolby 5.1 which is great.

I have the HDMI going into my TV and then a digital optical going from the TV to my amp.

Thanks to everyone

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