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L~>1<~NKS
08-09-2007, 11:08 AM
Xbox 360 Premium Consoles Obtain HDMI
Newly manufactured systems have an extra AV jack.
by Erik Brudvig (http://xbox360.ign.com/email.html) http://media.ign.com/ign/images/readmyblog.gif (http://blogs.ign.com/Erik-IGN/)

August 8, 2007 - It looks like the Elite isn't the only Xbox 360 console around with HDMI support. As reported on Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/08/xbox-360-premium-confirmed-shipping-with-hdmi/), Premium consoles have begun to appear on store shelves with an HDMI jack in the back. According to the report, consoles manufactured around July 4, 2007, or later have the upgrade. Previously, Premium consoles could only output with VGA, Component, S-Video and RCA cables. HDMI is widely considered the best available audio/video option.

A Microsoft representative confirmed the news to IGN today. "We are offering an HDMI port for Xbox 360 simply as another choice in Xbox 360 owners' games and entertainment experience. Retailers are gradually introducing HDMI-enabled Xbox 360s into the channel to meet demand."

This new configuration is identical to the Halo 3 themed Xbox 360 due out later this year, with a 20 GB hard drive and HDMI options, which will cost $399.99. That is $50 more than the recently reduced price of a Premium. Apparently the Halo 3 design, a Play and Charge kit, and a few special edition Gamer Pics and Themes are the reason for the extra cost. We have asked Microsoft for further comment on this price discrepancy and are awaiting their response.




WACK - What I want to know is if Microsofet will be makin sum sort of postable HDMI port for early 360 nuccaz like mah self. Got damn it.

I hear HDMI iz even better than those 3 colorful cables I gots. Is it really that much of a big deal with this HDMI?

DJMethods
08-09-2007, 11:15 AM
Man, cant speak for 360 but with PS3 HDMI cables make a big difference.

you need a HD TV to appreciate it though

L~>1<~NKS
08-09-2007, 11:28 AM
^^^ Got the TV. :dududu:


Damn then Im thinkin' the HDMI picture pops out of the screen cuz the quality iz crazy jus wif the regular cables.

100pr00f
08-09-2007, 01:01 PM
only tv u will notice diff in is tv's that output 1080p

if u have a 720 output its a wast of money

only thing it will help on is upconverting dvds