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Jay_FNG
01-19-2007, 08:21 PM
I'm just curious about how many of you run your 360's on an HD TV... if you do have one, what resolution do you run?

NOTE: This is my old TV... (don't have any GOOD pics of my new one.)
http://tkfiles.storage.msn.com/x1pPHu2K6HCG6q5o7gXWj_qzRxqtDXnQ2FbPs9dD0vRTyyFPPq yLmf9MPLu5wMltI-NPveNQCMDMdhnmAwvNiO3FcZWHxHkdUq7PzGMxCApZE-ZxxwHwtDzqQ

Shaaady Souljah
01-19-2007, 08:29 PM
that is sexy. i am jealous.

i am always playing on a low-def 27" old school fat screen... :( but i have good speakers...

graemelunn
01-19-2007, 08:32 PM
Playing in 43" 1080i as 1080p sets have only recently been made available over here and I'm refusing to pay for an upgrade until my current set is knackered.

Jay_FNG
01-19-2007, 08:33 PM
No worries... it's not about who's better or who has the biggest & baddest TV... If you've got a 360, that's bad-a$$ enough. I'm just curious if there are a lot of HD gamers out there.
Do you have surround sound? Sound is just as important as picture.
(27" is a good size.)

Crash
01-19-2007, 08:38 PM
I have an HD tv w/1080i. After playing 360 on it, I could never go back to a standard set.

And yes Surround Sound makes a big difference too.


btw nice blog site.

Wet Factory
01-19-2007, 08:38 PM
Wow. I though i had a killer setup with my 32". BUt looking at this im jealous. I need a bigger tv. Why dont the rent people understand my needs!

Always at 1080i! There's just no going back after you see it like this. When I moved and had to play on my standard definition for a couple of months my gamerscore took a huge hit because I just couldnt see myself treating my xbox to such a menial connection nor could i stand looking at it after an hd awakening.

Jay_FNG
01-19-2007, 08:39 PM
Playing in 43" 1080i as 1080p sets have only recently been made available over here and I'm refusing to pay for an upgrade until my current set is knackered.

1080i is awesome... that's what I game in... but if you play FPS shooters a lot, 720p will run a LOT smoother. (progressive imagages on larger screens seem to not 'lag' when turning at a fast pace.)

I'm lucky engouh to have the 60" "Full 1080p" set, but it ONLY accepts 1080p throuh HDMI and the 360 doesn't have HDMI. (yet) I had the 50" 1080i set, but I got the store to swap it out for free a couple of months ago... (I'm not going to go into HOW, you can read about it on my MSN space... HERE (http://jayfng.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A5557A058F6EA78B!1244.entry))

- Jay

Tron
01-19-2007, 08:40 PM
just got a 56inch 1080p...love the cable in HD and the 360 looks great (have to run it in 1080i)

side note...does FNG mean f@#king new guy?

Jay_FNG
01-19-2007, 08:42 PM
just got a 56inch 1080p...love the cable in HD and the 360 looks great (have to run it in 1080i)

side note...does FNG mean f@#king new guy?

Yes... that's what it means, but I tell the 'young kids', like my son, that it means Fun-N-Games.

Creech
01-19-2007, 09:04 PM
I have a 55" 1080i LCD, with a decent surround sound. I can shake the neighbors up pretty bad, but I have a friend who is WWAAAYYYY into music and he says the quality of my speakers is pretty mediocre. I figure if I can't tell the difference, it is no skin off my back.

I have a second 360 upstairs on a 32" regular television, and it makes a huge difference when I am relegated to that one. I pretty much only play arcade games upstairs, and occasionally a shooter that I am really familiar with and really only helping with boosting someone rather than going for achievements myself.

I don't even watch regular television shows anymore - if it isn't in HD, I don't watch it. I even get annoyed when the newscasters switch a a field reporter and the picture goes to standard def instead of the high def studio picture. LOL!

PerpetualHeaven
01-19-2007, 09:22 PM
I just rock out with the 27" SDTV. I'm a college student, so any money i have I just throw towards paying off some of the debt little by little. I want a HDTV, but i'm waiting a few more months until the 32-37" LCDs become dirt cheap. I played on my cousins 70" HDTV but I thought it was a little big. My ideal size would be 40-42". Depending on how cheap this stuff is in 2-3 months I'll probably get one.

TheMollywhopper
01-19-2007, 09:32 PM
I've got a 27" Samsung 720p that doubles as my PC monitor. The picture is immaculate, but when the 360 goes HDMI I'll be getting a larger 1080p and leaving this one with the PC. Also working with 5.1 which I have strewn around my gaming chair in the most ghetto of fashions.

Creech
01-19-2007, 09:46 PM
Speaking of gaming chairs, have you all seen the Ultimate Gaming Chair?

www.ultimategamechair.com (http://www.ultimategamechair.com)

I emailed them about 360 vibration support, and they said that they have the license from Microsoft, just waiting on one last technicality. They also are going to incorporate full wireless sound and control for the 360. Sweet!!!!

:woop: :woop: :woop: :woop: :woop: :woop: :woop: :woop: :woop:

Zef
01-19-2007, 10:38 PM
I have my HDTV in super mega high definition. No idea what it is so I guessed 1080p.

heman38
01-19-2007, 11:16 PM
i have a 48" samsung hdtv flatpanel tv. it works great. 1080i i believe. just got the tv about 2 months ago, but i want surround sound. i just think it would sound so good with one of those base boxes and surround. that will be my next purchase

eXiled Killah
01-20-2007, 12:09 AM
Wow! I hate all you guys!!! J/K:p When I bought my box I connected it to the 27"SDTV in the living room.... and absolutely hated it. Got me some VGA cables and I now play on my computers LCD. Smaller screen, but much much prettier to look at.

Donations accepted:p

JonnyC VT
01-20-2007, 01:13 AM
I can game in 720p and 1080i on my wide screen Panasonic, but my TV isn't 1080p enabled, and unless you just bought your TV, you're probably in the same boat.

By no means is a bigger number better, if you don't have 1080p then stick with 720p. Its the the rate of the pixel refresh that determines the "i" or the "p" (interlaced or progressive). The progressive rate is better for fast paced action (anything game related, action movies, sports) since it refreshes the entire image on screen many times a second. The interlaced is better for slower movements (news broadcasts, sitcoms, etc) because it refreshes the odd lines of pixels first, then the even lines...many times a second (That may be hard to visualize).

Trying to get Dolby 7.1, but its hard to find. But it's still nice rockin' out the Dolby 5.1 on my pioneer set. Yeah, surround sound is just as good as the picture. If I don't play with Dolby surround, I cry.

Cause
01-20-2007, 01:28 AM
i have a 30 inch widescreen insignia(best buy brand) hdtv that plays in 1080i. I mean its not a flat screen but the picture is beautiful. Payed $600 for it like a year ago when the 360 first came out.

BlaZiN cdn
01-20-2007, 03:39 AM
i run my xbox on a 27' Widescreen TV .its on the best settings but i dont know what theyre called because my dad set it up 4 me and i dont know what the settings are.

TheBiffTannen
01-20-2007, 04:03 AM
I'm behind the times, but that's ok. I have a 20" Phillips flat screen with component hook ups.

http://birch.net/%7Emhubble/setup.jpg

Heart Braden
01-21-2007, 11:41 PM
I'm thinking about buying a HDTV... and I've been looking around for one..

You guys seem to know what you're talking about, so tell me what you think about THIS ONE. (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5359008)

Thanks!

Skillet
01-22-2007, 05:19 AM
You must realize that that pic makes me hate you. Severely. I play on a 24" tube TV. To add insult to injury, the AV jacks are broken so I have to run it through my VCR.

I do have surround sound though. So that's a plus.

Mingledon
01-22-2007, 05:22 AM
The screen I use is already about eleven years old, not so amazing. It is in my room, though, so I temper it just because I get the my-room coziness, and privacy. Whereas the HUGE HD I have downstairs would be nice, I just don't like the idea of not being in privacy.

I can't scratch my scrotum, either, if I get uncomfortable.

Do any of you hate that?

Skillet
01-22-2007, 05:25 AM
I can't scratch my scrotum, either, if I get uncomfortable.

Do any of you hate that?

*raises hand*

I also have a big screen DLP downstairs, but I still live with my parents and my mom would FREAK if she knew my 360 had been hooked up to it. And I'm nice to my mother...usually.

Mingledon
01-22-2007, 05:28 AM
Besides, my parents are major control freaks. I didn't get to play 360 all weekend, and they always have to have my controller in their possession. I get only about two hours on week days, and no more then five and weekend days. They never let me keep my controller over night. They keep thinking I'm going to game at night.

It's just bullshit.

Skillet
01-22-2007, 05:30 AM
Heh, that's when I do most of my gaming. I always have my controller but not when I'm working. Which eats up about six hours of my day anyway.

Mingledon
01-22-2007, 05:37 AM
I used to game at night, back in my WoW days. *shudder*

All-nighting is fun. Most fun gaming I have ever had. You get to have the night air change around you, it is really surreal. At the same time, I am geeking out and roleplaying with people in WoW. The only reason I played that game was for the Roleplay. Then I came into real-life and realized that 99% of the Roleplay sucked, and that I am paying 15 bucks a month for a chat program.

What? Roleplay can be fun if done with the right people.

*Does a geeky-looking pout*

Skillet
01-22-2007, 05:41 AM
I never got into WoW...everybody calls you a n00b if you're under level 82 and solo role players tend to have more general quests and content than MMOs. In an MMO, everybody's done it before.

Mingledon
01-22-2007, 05:43 AM
Eh, not so much of the level-labeling, but I was on a carebear server. All RP servers are full of people who love eachother. (Except for people who go there just to avoid the populated and laggy real servers, those fuckers)

Im a Manatee
01-22-2007, 11:27 PM
25' Tube. I play through component, so it's a step up.

IMportdreams95
01-22-2007, 11:54 PM
I got Hdtv 1080i.

You can check it out here

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=9266

Cyrex
01-23-2007, 12:27 AM
i am always playing on a low-def 27" old school fat screen... :( but i have good speakers...:uzi:


to me your fucking lucky........ i am gaming on the top of the line tv from 1987, the left speaker is blown, 20", ITS 5 YEARS OLDER THAN I AM, :eek:



and your complaining:mad:

Kid Pyrrhic
01-23-2007, 12:32 AM
Here's the Samsung (http://www.samsung.com/Products/TV/SlimFitHDTV/TXS3079WHXXAA.asp) I use.

It was $600 at Sams, but they reduced it to $500 during the Christmas sales.

Skillet
01-23-2007, 01:22 AM
My surround sound is nice, but I would like an upgrade to a nice Sony or something.

I would also like a nice bigger tv, preferably an LCD. Samsung maybe?

My mom's 51" Toshiba DLP would also be nice. She's forbidden me to play games on it. Though I've had it hooked up twice when I didn't feel like hauling my vcr and little 100 pound tube tv down the stairs to hook up to live and it's rather awesome. Gears of War looks AMAZING on it.

It's only three years old and supports 720p and 1080i. I can't tell a difference between the two so I just play in 1080i.

Mr Hey
01-23-2007, 02:20 AM
Use a 32" LCD HDTV (1080i). Really great sound, and puts out an amazing picture. Not as great as some other TVs, and need to get some surround sound stuff, but I really like it :woop:

Spot2009
01-23-2007, 02:29 AM
I have a 45" HDTV with 1080p support, but I don't use it since I can't get internet there. :( And I am definitely not buying any wireless adapter.

Anyways, I've got a 720p HDTV right w/ me, and I think 720p > 1080i.

dh4645
01-24-2007, 08:07 PM
just bought my tv (sample below...not actually mine). it's gonna look sweet with my 360 and ps3.

Sony xbr3 40"

http://www.gizmodo.com/assets/resources/2006/12/IMG_5351-thumb.jpg

Heart Braden
01-25-2007, 11:29 PM
just bought my tv (sample below...not actually mine). it's gonna look sweet with my 360 and ps3.

Sony xbr3 40"



That's like $2,500, right?

dh4645
01-26-2007, 04:26 PM
That's like $2,500, right?

a smidge more from a reputable dealer... $2,999 from vanns.com (coming on monday!!!) i also got this 2 yr no interest deal, so i'll just pay $125/month and have it paid off in 2 yrs

i found places online selling it for $2,300, but they had fake (good reviews from people who work there) on epinions.com and bad (actual customer) reviews.

examples:
bestbuyplasma.com (aslo on bbb.org better business bureau website..not good)
abesofmaine
drplasma
plasmahouse


also, this poll should have had an option for 1080p over hdmi

DaKing240
01-26-2007, 04:38 PM
42' Samsung DLP - 1080i/720p

I may be able to get some pictures up later

dnut24
01-26-2007, 06:46 PM
running a 50" Vizio plasma with components at 720p. i find it clearer then 1080i.

Lykos
01-26-2007, 09:56 PM
I've got a decently sized 480p 4:3 television. When it was purchased it was on the upper side of televisions, so I'm not really, if at all, far away from you current 480 high-end and low-end 720ers.

Grim the Reap3r
01-27-2007, 01:16 AM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7705753&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat95100050039&id=1138085296581

I just bought the same t.v. two days ago (24th) at Best Buy. Upgraded from a 27" Philips tube. Huge difference. Some games (NBA2K7) look completely different. No more blurring of white letters, it's awesome. I thought about getting a newer TV (1080p) but didn't want to spend $3000+. I got the tv, 4 year PRP, HDMI cable and a Hi-Def TiVo for under $1,700.

dh4645
02-20-2007, 04:27 PM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7705753&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat95100050039&id=1138085296581

I just bought the same t.v. two days ago (24th) at Best Buy. Upgraded from a 27" Philips tube. Huge difference. Some games (NBA2K7) look completely different. No more blurring of white letters, it's awesome. I thought about getting a newer TV (1080p) but didn't want to spend $3000+. I got the tv, 4 year PRP, HDMI cable and a Hi-Def TiVo for under $1,700.

i'll get a dlp once i get a house and have more room.

my 40" sony lcd is the bomb though.

too bad i have to start paying for it soon.

http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/988/img1849largeps8.jpg

xxb easy hoxx
02-20-2007, 04:36 PM
I play on a 19-inch widescreen monitor through VGA. I use 1280 x 768 which is in 16:10 format. Yes i did mean to say 16:10. It is the equivalent of 720p. I think it looks better than my dads 46 inch LCD tv. If they offer hdmi to dvi cords for xbox 360 i could reach 1440 x 900 if they update a patch.

Psycence
02-20-2007, 06:13 PM
I have a 37" LCD HDtv, does 720p, 1080i and 1080p (HDMI only)

Technosonic LCD3251 37" HD LCD TV is the make and model, it looks fantastic and it only cost me 400!

Cisumurug
02-22-2007, 05:59 PM
I got an Ilo 32 inch 720p widescreen HDTV. I got it last summer at Walmart for about 900 dollars. It looks great and I've had no problems since. I tried to play on a SDTV in my room and it hurt my eyes. (curse of the small text, Dead Rising and GRAW!)

Faroon
02-22-2007, 06:45 PM
32 inch Toshiba "Picture Frame" SDTV, 100Hz. Best CRT picture quality I've ever seen, but it's no HDTV. Doesn't even do 480p. Fabulous pictures from DVD and Digital TV.

Can't bring myself to get an HDTV - TV just looks worse, and I don't have an upscaling DVD player.

Surround is Denon 7.1 receiver, with Monitor Audio speakers all round. Yamaha sub.