- Jul 17, 2006
1) no, the reciever just relays the signaljdwarne said:- Am I losing anything by running the two devices to the reciever first, then to the TV?
- Do I get 1080p from the XBox 360 over component?
- Do I even need the DVD Player? I just want my standard DVD's to look as good as they can and this Sony does upconversion. Does the 360 HD-DVD do the same thing? Maybe It would be better to just get that instead.
- Do I need to connect audio from the DVD player and DirecTV box to the reciever, or will the HDMI connection take care of this?
Anything else I should know with this setup? Any recommendations from anyone? Thanks!!!!!
2) no, xbox360 doesn't do 1080p unless you are using the vga cable with the hd-dvd drive and only watching movies
3) screw the dvd player. The upconversion drives do very little for your regular DVD's. A regular DVD only has so much detail, and its resolution is only 720x480. Its not going to look any better than the DVD source.
4) HDMI also carries audio. You should be all set. If you can't get audio for some odd reason, just run audio cables. Optical or coaxial audio is the best for pure DD5.1 or DTS.
Other thoughts: For not a whole lot more, you can get the 360 HD-DVD drive, and either have it running off your PC, or off your Xbox 360. I'd recommend it running off the PC, but you should have a HDCP certified video card such as a 7600gt in order to get the HD-DVD's working in full digital with a DVI connection to the monitor. I'm currently using the 360 HD-DVD hooked up to my PC, and it works perfect and looks amazing. Once you see movies in 1080p, you'll never want to go back.