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Postby matty2000uk » 25 Jan 2006, 16:55

I bought a new HD tv for my 360 (samsung 26 inch). Its great, however wen i play my cube or ps2 on it the video is very blurred. I have no idea about these things so dont know what to do. thyre connected with scarts thats all i know. Anyone go any ideas for me to sort out the picture quality. Cheers
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Postby nottsville » 25 Jan 2006, 16:59

Same here dude. I have had no luck sorting it out.
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Postby sambrox » 25 Jan 2006, 17:02

Can't you try setting it to 480i? I'm guessing that running it at the same res as the consoles output should at least improve the picture a little. Otherwise, buy yourself some RGB leads for each console. That should also help, no?
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Postby hiebiejiebie » 25 Jan 2006, 17:31

Xbox Component Cable - £3.97.
PS2 Component Cable - £3.97
Gamecube Component Cable - £22.67
Xbox/PS2 2-in-1 Component Cable - £5.96
Component Switch Box - £7.33 (Handy for HDTV's/VGA Adaptors that only have one set of component plugs).
Progressive Scan VGA Adaptor - £28.07 (Only works with progressive, 480p, 720 and 1080p outputs).
Upscan Converter 2 - £45.40 (Converts the interlaced signal into a progressive one).
RGB Scart cablesp for the Xbox/PS2.

VGA Adpators don't really give the best picture though, I have the progressive one that I've listed and that works fine, but the other one I have actually makes games look worse.

Here is a list of games that support progressive scan, 480-720p (1080i is listed for some too). Most games on that list are US versions, PAL gamecube games do not have progressive scan. PAL Xboxes do not have the option for progressive scan. I'm not too sure about PAL PS2 games, the system supports it though as I've played SotC in ProgScan.

PAL Gamecubes can output 480p, you need the component cable, freeloader and a US ProgScan game. Newer GC's don't have the port for the component cable, so its worth checking before you buy.

Component should make the picture quality better, or at least speed up the response time.

I was playing a PAL GC game through composite on the exact same TV, it looked crap and the colours were washed out, when I got the component cable it makes the games clearer and more colourful. If you're GameCube has the port on the back, get one.

The problem with the Xbox-PS2 2-in-1 cable is that the sound is affected. You need to turn the PS2 off completely at the back when using the Xbox. When you're using the PS2 you need to unplug the Component cable from the Xbox or unplug the Xbox. Get seperate cables.
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Postby darth_diggler » 25 Jan 2006, 18:43

sambrox wrote:Can't you try setting it to 480i?


PAL video is 575i.

So now you know why PAL videos and DVDs look better than NTSC ones.
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Postby sambrox » 25 Jan 2006, 18:51

darth_diggler wrote:
sambrox wrote:Can't you try setting it to 480i?


PAL video is 575i.

So now you know why PAL videos and DVDs look better than NTSC ones.
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Postby User removed » 26 Jan 2006, 16:12

:P You wasted your dosh and should of bought the LG 26LX2R :D

The LG 26LX2R has one of the fastest pixel refesh rates going so no image lag with the likes of COD2 and even super smooth mother of carzy speed Ridgr Race 6 haha! This set also has one of the highest contrasts to be found on an LCD screen meaning its a Michael Angelo of a picture.

Anyways why your picture is poor via scart is because in short its turning a noraml anolog TV picture into pixels which suits PC's and 360's down to the ground, (digital). Not only that it works like a VGA monitor so it will try and display as an anolog picture the true colours which tend to bleed into other colours esp white... You cant beat a CRT screen for RGB.

One good thing about your screen though... It makes a wicked PC screen and p0rn has never looked so BiG haha! :twisted:
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Postby matty2000uk » 26 Jan 2006, 16:53

I hardly "wasted my dosh" i bought my samsung specifically for my 360 and it looks fantastic even in 480, microsoft promote samsung tvs, it looks better than theLG tv and i got my tv for £599 on play instead of having my wallet raped anywhere else. I dont really care about my older games but would like them to look a bit better.
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Postby leeb1977 » 26 Jan 2006, 17:36

Ive got the same samsung tv (only the 40" version), i chose that over the LG of simlar size because both pictures were amazing - but the samsung simply looked a nicer set from a design point of view.

I also have trouble with colours from xbox games bleeding and am looking for a solution at the min too.
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Postby hiebiejiebie » 26 Jan 2006, 18:03

A component cable should fix that. I was using composite with my Xbox and the colours were bleeding, I used a component and games looked fine. (See my other post for links).
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Re: my new tv

Postby Chaos10 » 27 Jan 2006, 16:31

matty2000uk wrote:I bought a new HD tv for my 360 (samsung 26 inch). Its great, however wen i play my cube or ps2 on it the video is very blurred. I have no idea about these things so dont know what to do. thyre connected with scarts thats all i know. Anyone go any ideas for me to sort out the picture quality. Cheers


If you're using a SCART connection for your Ps2 and GC check to see if your tv has two scart sockets. If it does make sure it's connected to the scart 1 socket which gives a better picture, as scart 2 makes things a bit blurry as you said.
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Postby User removed » 28 Jan 2006, 13:14

Haha! The deal with Microsoft and Samsung for the demo pods is a scam of which has worked. How many people have bought the Samsung screen for thier 360? None! Because officially you cant by the 20" version, so many have bought the 26" model. It feels more official because Microsoft are using it I guess and Samsung are onto a winner. :lol:

What ever, as long as your pleased with it and you have stated you are then enjoy. :wink:

Welcome to the HI-DEF era. :twisted:
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Postby Craicx » 28 Jan 2006, 15:24

The thought that because they were using Samsung Tvs means they're better for the xbox360, is laughable.
You'd have to be very naive to think that.
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Postby darth_diggler » 28 Jan 2006, 18:54

Yes, we all know Sony tv's are better :roll:
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Postby renegade_angel » 28 Jan 2006, 18:59

darth_diggler wrote:Yes, we all know Sony tv's are better :roll:


Heh.
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