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Xbox 360 composite vs VGA

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Which is supposed to be better with a TFT TV? I connected both up to my TV today, and the composite (which I thought was HD) was awful quality, whereas the VGA was crisp & clear. I always thought… Read More
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
Which is supposed to be better with a TFT TV?

I connected both up to my TV today, and the composite (which I thought was HD) was awful quality, whereas the VGA was crisp & clear. I always thought that the composite HD cable was actually slightly better than VGA. Is this not the case??

Cheers in advance for your answers :-)
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
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#1
You are getting mixed up between composite and component

composite is the old fashioned yellow, white and red cables, whereas Component has 2 reds(1 sound 1 video) a white, blue and green, and theres a switch on the 360 cable which switches between modes, so if the cable is stuck on composite it will be terrible quality.
#2
ah yes sorry i meant component. Even when I used component with the switch to HDTV the quality was still poor. Has anyone else experienced this?
#3
Never had a problem on my hdtv, component comes through excellent.
#4
i'll try again :-)
#5
nope, I definietely get a much crisper picture with VGA than component. weird because I thought component was supposed to be high def.
#6
I use a hdmi cable and the quality is great.
#7
is that with the new xbox 360 (ELITE)?
#8
What resolution is the console on.

And VGA I think is far higher quality, but component should still be really high.
#9
um i think the console is set at 1080i but the quality is far lower than VGA
#10
markwills
is that with the new xbox 360 (ELITE)?


erm, it's just the normal one mate, only got it on friday though...
#11
how do you get a normal (premium) xbox to play through HDMI?
#12
I'm assuming that 1080i is better than 720p? With either 1080i or 720p the picture is still worse than with the VGA cable. Strange.
#13
markwills
how do you get a normal (premium) xbox to play through HDMI?


They are the new pros.Look exactly like the premium but with HDMI
#14
And 720p is better than 1080i

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