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Question about a HDMI cable for the 360

#1TwistedKratosPosted 7/3/2013 9:04:56 AM
I still have the basic AV cable with the option to switch it to 1080P this one:

http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.avforums.com/forums/attachments/lcd-led-lcd-tvs/148667d1258696445-panasonic-compatible-xbox-360-cableswitch5ia.jpg&imgrefurl=http://forums.redflagdeals.com/need-help-purchasing-xbox-av-cables-1344979/&h=417&w=555&sz=31&tbnid=73EBtjdia4yzKM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=120&zoom=1&usg=__SlVUQtPzMSvutic2n7577_C9aFM=&docid=fFdKUpXiVE_2qM&sa=X&ei=NkrUUaD5Api34APmtoGwAg&ved=0CFEQ9QEwBg&dur=337

And I found that there is still a difference in graphics and sound. for example I play alot of NHL13 and I was watching 2BC play some games and noticed that the sound and graphics look different even though they are both in 1080P bringing up my question. I found a HDMI cable at gamestop and was wondering if it was better than the basic. If I buy this do I need to have a HD sattlelite reviver? I also have no speakers other than the TV sound would it still work? Keeping in mind I have the Arcade XBox 360. Here is the HDMI cable:

http://www.ebgames.ca/xbox-360/accessories/microsoft-xbox-360-hdmi-cable-2m/202854#media
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#2SheepinatorPosted 7/3/2013 9:07:23 AM
Generally speaking, if it's under 15ft long any HDMI cable is as good as any other, and any HDMI cable should be capable of 1080p. If you have any that are 5+ years old, they may not support 3D, or if your connection is over 15ft you'll want something better.
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#3TwistedKratos(Topic Creator)Posted 7/3/2013 9:28:19 AM
Sheepinator posted...
Generally speaking, if it's under 15ft long any HDMI cable is as good as any other, and any HDMI cable should be capable of 1080p. If you have any that are 5+ years old, they may not support 3D, or if your connection is over 15ft you'll want something better.


Well my Xbox is right beside my TV. The only thing that worries me is that my xbox does not have an HDMI port at the back of it like this:

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=933&q=back+of+aracde+xbox+360&oq=back+of+aracde+xbox+360&gs_l=img.3...854.5803.0.6080.23.15.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0.cqrwrth..0.0.0..1.1.17.img.DYpuCvBk-0Q#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=DCE3qThKViBU4M%3A%3BO7BILdctQWjk2M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252F0.tqn.com%252Fd%252Fxbox%252F1%252F0%252Fz%252FF%252F360back1copy.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fxbox.about.com%252Fod%252Fxbox360faqs%252Fss%252Fx360hookupsbs.htm%3B400%3B256

So would it even make a difference from the AV cable that just switches to HD?
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#4CrimsonCorpPosted 7/3/2013 9:36:32 AM
Well, the AV cable set to HD will work, and it is in HD, so don't worry.

Using HDMI is preferable though. One thing that you can notice easily is that the colors are much more vibrant with an HDMI. You can tell just by looking at the Dashboard.

If you're 360 doesn't have HDMI however, The AV cable will work fine. It's a good second option.
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#5SheepinatorPosted 7/3/2013 9:39:34 AM
Ah, well that console doesn't output HDMI. I don't think it outputs digital video at all, and using an adapter may mean the analog signal is just being passed through.

Maybe you should stick with the component cables for that box. Those support 1080p, though not all TV's support >720p in component, and anyway 99% of games on 360 run at 720p or lower. The main reason you set the 360 to 1080p is because either your 360 or TV is scaling the image to the TV's native resolution, and most consider the 360 to be the better option. The games are still rendering to 720p or lower frame buffers though, then the image is being scaled somewhere.
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#6x1STP_KLOSRxPosted 7/3/2013 9:45:24 AM
Sheepinator posted...
Generally speaking, if it's under 15ft long any HDMI cable is as good as any other, and any HDMI cable should be capable of 1080p. If you have any that are 5+ years old, they may not support 3D, or if your connection is over 15ft you'll want something better.


This is true.

I recommend either ordering an HDMI cable from Amazon. The cable is part of their Amazon Basics collection and are great quality. I use these for my consoles and PC.

Another option is monoprice.com which offers cheap but great cables.