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Is HD on an old XBOX worth it?

by kevinanne / January 20, 2006 2:33 AM PST

I know Radio Shack sells an HD component out for the XBOX, my question is: is it worth it? Most of the games are HD compatible up to 480p, but does that make that much of a difference to be worth $60?

Anyone else have an idea or experience? Again, I'm talking legacy XBOX, NOT XBOX 360...

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Too bad you can't see it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 20, 2006 2:59 AM PST

If I had HDTV, I'd get the hi def kit.

Did you shop around such as


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Haven't shopped around...
by kevinanne / January 20, 2006 4:33 AM PST

It's a return of a gift to Radio Shack. Was gonna turn in something and use it for store credit for this HD kit...

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480i and 480p
by C_519 / January 21, 2006 5:48 AM PST

480i and 480p look practically the same. 480p reduces blur in fast action games because the picture is not drawn on the Tv in a checkerd board fashion, like in 480i. Most people don't see a difference between the two formats(480i and 480p) because the interlaced method is faster than what the human eye can detect.Most people don't see a difference in picture quality until they switch from 480i to something like 720p or 1080i. If somebody showed a picture with 480i and 480p, the only people who could tell the difference are videophiles. So unless you are a videophile, it is not worth paying $60. But there are some (but not many) games on the orginal Xbox that do support the 720p feature.

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I have to disagree
by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / January 25, 2006 3:43 PM PST
In reply to: 480i and 480p

There is a huge difference between all the analog playing of xbox and the high def counter-parts. All my friends see what halo looks like on my 34 inch compared to their 34" analog and they cannot believe how much clearer mine looks. Progressive will always look better then interlace. I have the 360 and do not like the 1080i as much compared the the ones I have seen run on 720p, so I usually keep it on 480p.

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