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    /me has an hdtv \o/

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    heheh very lucky man

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    Sorry for possible newb question, but can any dvi TFT monitor work as an HDTV input?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gedalia
    Sorry for possible newb question, but can any dvi TFT monitor work as an HDTV input?
    no. HDTV requires either an HDMI connector, or a DVI connector capable of carrying HDCP info (which computer monitors can't). The target screen needs to cope with 1280x720, progressive scan.

    However, the 360 has an official VGA cable, which will transmit HD-quality video signals about - the cable also allows for a wider array of quality options.

    If you want to use a 360, any monitor can do the high-definition job, if not officially be an HD-device

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    I doubt it'll look "bad" on a half decent non-HDTV set, probably a bit better than the original Xbox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard
    I doubt it'll look "bad" on a half decent non-HDTV set, probably a bit better than the original Xbox.
    only marginally. most reviews are saying PGR3 and PGR2 look identical on an SD TV

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    only marginally. most reviews are saying PGR3 and PGR2 look identical on an SD TV
    If that really is true, well, that applies to about what, 90% of people with TV's, at least?

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    It's a bit of a subjective term really. PGR3 on a 360 will have higher resolution textures, more detail in the buildings, better detailed cars, better Live support, etc. etc.

    Yes, the screen resolutin will be the same, but without doubt you'dd be able to tell the two apart!
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    Aye, as I don't have anything about this HDTV stuff, does it just up the resolution?

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    I bet only 1% of people buying the 360 will have a HDTV in their front room. 10% will play it through their TFT with the VGA cable and the other 85% will be annoyed that the graphics still looks the same as the first Xbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Famished
    I bet only 1% of people buying the 360 will have a HDTV in their front room. 10% will play it through their TFT with the VGA cable and the other 85% will be annoyed that the graphics still looks the same as the first Xbox.
    I'm part of the 10% then HD resolution on a widescreen monitor, sit on my lovely bed and play the crap out of it

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    I'll have a HD-TV by the time my Xbox 360 arrives, safely tucked away in my room, for much games playage.

    Premium pack is pre-ordered, and I've gone for a second wireless pad, 2 play and charge units, years gold Xbox Live, and for the games; Kameo, Project Gotham 3 and Call of Duty 2.

    5.1 speakers will be up nice and loud. I am expecting to be impressed.

    Call of Duty 2, on a nice big HD screen with the sound up and the sub woofer booming should do the trick, but I'm most looking forward to Kameo; after all, this is an Xbox, and we all know that means an endless flow of racing, fighting and FPS games, so any decent Zelda style adventure type games will be like gold.

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    Could I link up my current surround-sound system to an Xbox360? It is the Creative Inspire 6600 model, but since I know nothing about speakers (ironically, since I want to work with sound and music for a living :/) would I be able to directly plug it in? I know there are a massive variety of connectors and adapters available, but I simply don't know about this aspect! Thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by unreal
    Could I link up my current surround-sound system to an Xbox360? It is the Creative Inspire 6600 model, but since I know nothing about speakers (ironically, since I want to work with sound and music for a living :/) would I be able to directly plug it in? I know there are a massive variety of connectors and adapters available, but I simply don't know about this aspect! Thanks...
    Just had a quick look, the Creative Inspire 6600 does not have an optical input, so you will not be able to connect it directly with the 360. To get full 5.1 you are going to need a decoder box, Creative have the DDTS-100 decoder.
    I don't know what soundcard you have but some of these have on-board (X-Fi with I/O drive comes to mind) DD/DTS encoding with optical in, if you do have this then it should be easy to get 5.1.

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    just added more reviews on first post. PDZ, Quake 4, Condemned and more.

    News on new downloadable content for PDZ has surfaced. Counter-Operative mode, scenarios and more maps are planned in the future. Some will be free others will need to be paid for. More info can be found on IGN

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    well acording to people from the US, the majority of them are not happy with their 360's.. ist because they had high hopes that the graphcis where going to be amazing and the gameplay being innovating but that diddnt happen. look at the launch titles. 9/10 are sequals, update season for sports games and pc ports.. x360 performs more like xbox 1.5 LOL!!

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