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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 2008-01-02, 02:53 AM Thread Starter
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playing movies on 360

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I have a 32" lcd which an xbox 360 in HD. Why is it when I pop in a dvd to watch it converts to 480p SD? Does this mean I need the HD dvd player?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 2008-01-02, 06:51 AM
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the 360 can upscale dvds over vga or hdmi. are you using either of these connections to the tv?
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no, I am using component.
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xbox cant upconvert dvds over component. most dvd players cant i think, it has something to do with dvds having copy protection that wont allow upconverting over component.
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Thus for the need for the HD dvd drive for 360?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 2008-01-02, 03:37 PM
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No, the HD DVD drive is for playing HD DVD media. To upconvert SD DVDs beyond 480p (720p and 1080i) you will have to use either the VGA output (if your HDTV has a VGA input) or HDMI if you have the XBox 360 Elite.
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