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360 On Normal CRT?

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by ZXSpectrum, 18 Jan 2006.

  1. ZXSpectrum

    Sgarrista

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    Is anyone using this? I have been looking into it as i really want a 360 and to see it in pretty much all its glory... But at the mo cant afford a HDTV... So i guess i can just buy a 360 with the VGA Cable and plug it into my 21" CRT (Has 2 monitor inputs i can switch between) and i will get all the high res/def goodness?

    Is anyone else using the same setup?
     
  2. pinkaardvark

    Soldato

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    a PC CRT is every bit as good as a HDTV. Well better in fact as it'll have no motion blur, image retention or poor contrast ratios associated with plasmas and TFT's you'll just get a lovely sharp picture :)
     
  3. ZXSpectrum

    Sgarrista

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    Sweeeeeet! :D
     
  4. Jabbs

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    I got a vga plugged into my 19" crt monitor and there is a big difference from running it on a standard tv, much sharper gfx i was impressed with the difference.

    When you boot up and go into 360 dashboard you are given different resolutions, ones i remember 1024x768 and 1280x1024 i imagine these the most used. Then you can select widescreen or normal option, now the only real thing is on a normal crt when you put it on normal you get borders top and bottom(unless u got a widescreen one) as you would expect.

    Then if you put it on widescreen it fills the screen but makes everything look squashed, now personaly it doesn't bother me having a border as there is a big difference in graphical quality over a standard tv, the details you miss out on are there to be seen.

    I can see one problem you may have is finding a vga cable they in short supply atm.
     
  5. ZXSpectrum

    Sgarrista

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    its not going to be straight away anyhow just thinking for the future... :)
     
  6. mmj_uk

    Capodecina

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    The only problem I can see associated with a PC monitor is the small screen size, it's just not the same playing consoles in front of a monitor. :(
     
  7. Chaos

    Soldato

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    I play on a 21" crt and its fine I was looking to get a lcd tv or widescren lcd monitor but this will do in the meantime.
     
  8. schnipps

    Soldato

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    I agree i wouldnt have bought one if i only had access to a monitor, i would have purchased a tv first as to me it would just feel like being on the pc sat infront of a monitor, not the same as lounging in front of the tv
     
  9. Jabbs

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    I don't see why people go on about that, i enjoy the games as much as i did in front of my 28" tv, just now i got hd graphics.
     
  10. ZXSpectrum

    Sgarrista

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    Logic 3 are releasing a VGA cable on the 27th so the market will be flooded with them.. and only a tenner too... :)
     
  11. 0gami

    Hitman

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    I Currently play on a Mitsubishi 22" CRT and it is really nice, On Tuesday though I will be taking delivery of a 26" LG HDTV which I am hoping will be just as nice, if not better.
     
  12. GTanny

    Wise Guy

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    i think sitting at a computer desk is one reason ive never played for overly long sessions on PC games.

    i just couldnt imagine PGR being as fun sat at my desk 19" monitor and 2 speakers as it is slumpted on my sofa with surround sound playing on a 50" HDTV, the atmosphere is just so much greater, but at the same time i dont think id randomly browse the net or chat on msn while listening to music in my living room unless i was at a desk.... just seems to fit thats all.
     
  13. Chads

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    That's because you have surround sound playing on a 50" HDTV. You hardly represent the average persons perspective.
     
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