Buying a 20gb 360 no HDMI


#1

Would this affect the visuals of, lets say Street Fighter 4?

What I mean is… If I buy this Xbox 360 with no HDMI, and I have to connect everything through VGA, and not HDMI, would this affect the graphic and details?

I do have a HD TV by the way.


#2

Just as long as you have your screen resolution set correctly through the Xbox dashboard, you won’t have any visual differences.


#3

Yeah, HDMI is just for convenience.

Pick up up a VGA adapter.

Hell, I don’t have an HD TV, I just play shit up on a 19 inch SyncMaster at 1024xwhatev, and it looks amazing.


#4

Does your HDTV not have component? Or do the older models of the 360 not have the ability to change between composite and component?


#5

you’ll get no TV post-processing/scaling through VGA (no lag) IIRC.


#6

VGA is analog, so there is a difference. Ideally you would keep the video signal digital through the whole path from Xbox 360 to display device. HDMI/DVI are better if you can do it, but in reality you will see negligible difference if you use component or VGA instead.

FWIW, I just bought an Xbox 360 Arcade solely for playing SFIV. It has 256mb of memory and comes with no harddrive, but costs only $200. I had to buy a $40 cable to hook it up though. After setting up XBL for SFIV I have 86mb free, so a harddrive is not needed to play SFIV! I also plan on getting SF2HDR, and I am assuming sure that will also fit in my 86mb. If I ever do need a harddrive, they can be had for ~$30 on fleabay.


#7

Get on that hard drive. HD Remix is 368MB.


#8

Oh, damn. Thanks for pointing that out! Damn now I need a HDD. :smiley: Oh well, I still saved by going for the Xbox 360 Arcade version. :smiley:


#9

Yea, when my 3rd box died, I saved the HDD and bought an arcade wtih a couple free games. Sold the games, and the box cost me like $130, which I made by selling the busted xbox! w00t!