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cityson
07-18-2002, 03:15 PM
Hey,

The Xbox's S-video cable is on sale right now and I just wana know if that thing can really dispaly better graphics on a TV???? If so, I will buy it for my Halo!!!!

Thanks very much.

Zion
07-18-2002, 03:17 PM
Yes, if you have an S-Video input on your TV then my all means use it!

wweomaniac
07-18-2002, 07:34 PM
I am using an S-Video cable and I really can't notice ANY difference. Perhaps it's because I don't have HDTV, perhaps it's because the difference is so slight. I don't know. I would need two tvs/two xboxs to compare. I don't notice a major difference. Perhaps it is a bit more brighter.

Invalid Name
07-18-2002, 07:42 PM
I am using an S-Video cable and I really can't notice ANY difference. Perhaps it's because I don't have HDTV, perhaps it's because the difference is so slight. I don't know. I would need two tvs/two xboxs to compare. I don't notice a major difference. Perhaps it is a bit more brighter.
What kind of TV and cables do you have?

I noticed a big difference in Halo, the colors are so vibrant and clear.

wweomaniac
07-18-2002, 08:07 PM
Originally posted by Invalid Name

What kind of TV and cables do you have?

I noticed a big difference in Halo, the colors are so vibrant and clear. you serious? Well... I'm using a Sony trinitron 32" from four years ago. I'm not quite sure what S-Video cable I have. I bought it off eBay and it didn't come with a box. It's xbox green colour.. I'll show you the website. just let me fidn it.


http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1361138167
checkout my nice feedback rating :) 95% of that is from selling.

Zion
07-18-2002, 08:52 PM
Yeah, I noticed a pretty big improvement with S-Video, if you have a good TV it should look much better.

wweomaniac
07-18-2002, 09:42 PM
Originally posted by Zion
Yeah, I noticed a pretty big improvement with S-Video, if you have a good TV it should look much better. What TV do you use?

Invalid Name
07-18-2002, 09:58 PM
No offense, but yor cables suck. You should have gotten the ones with the yellow lead to. You only have a white, red, and S-vid lead.

Zion
07-18-2002, 10:55 PM
Originally posted by wweomaniac
What TV do you use?

I actually have a 46" Zenith that I bought in 1993!! It's old, but it's a darn good TV :p

Zion
07-18-2002, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by Invalid Name
No offense, but yor cables suck. You should have gotten the ones with the yellow lead to. You only have a white, red, and S-vid lead.

That's all you need for s-video. The s-video cable is superior to the red/white/yellow that you speak of.

wweomaniac
07-18-2002, 11:01 PM
Originally posted by Invalid Name
No offense, but yor cables suck. You should have gotten the ones with the yellow lead to. You only have a white, red, and S-vid lead. LOL... you don't need white. The white's there just incase you bring your xbox over to your friends house and they don't have a S-Video port (or a situation like taht) Mine does it's job. Did you think i was listening to just audio?

Invalid Name
07-19-2002, 12:21 AM
That's all you need for s-video. The s-video cable is superior to the red/white/yellow that you speak of.

My S-Video has the red, white, yellow, AND the S-video lead.

WWE: Oh, I thought that may have been why you haven't seen a difference, since I have that and I have seen a difference.

cityson
07-19-2002, 12:25 AM
So the S-video cable IS good after all......Man, I am gonna get it for sure now! It would run really sweet on my 60" HDTV with Halo. Thanks guys.

Hugh_Jass
07-19-2002, 01:09 PM
Whoa! If you've got an HDTV get an HD AV Pack with component video cables. S-Video is of lesser quality than component.

jschelm
07-19-2002, 04:13 PM
I have the Microsoft Advanced AV pack so that I can put a good S-Video and Optical audio cable on there and it makes a HUGE difference. I didn't realize it because I got so used to the clairty on the S-Video input, but the other night my normal gaming tv was in use so I just grabbed my xbox and my old standard video cable and went into the bedroom to play and I was totally shocked at the difference.

DBXNY
07-19-2002, 06:55 PM
Originally posted by cityson
So the S-video cable IS good after all......Man, I am gonna get it for sure now! It would run really sweet on my 60" HDTV with Halo. Thanks guys.

What are you thinking? Get an HD A/V pack like Hugh said and connect it to one of the DTV component inputs on your TV. Enable the 480p/720p/1080p output from the X-box dashboard (you'll get the option once you connect the HD A/V pack), then Halo will have you sh*t'n your pants!!

Zion
07-19-2002, 11:25 PM
Originally posted by Invalid Name


My S-Video has the red, white, yellow, AND the S-video lead.

WWE: Oh, I thought that may have been why you haven't seen a difference, since I have that and I have seen a difference.

You don't NEED the yellow lead for S-video. The yellow lead IS NOT S-video.

Zion
07-19-2002, 11:28 PM
Originally posted by cityson
So the S-video cable IS good after all......Man, I am gonna get it for sure now! It would run really sweet on my 60" HDTV with Halo. Thanks guys.

If you've got HDTV, then get the HD pack and run component cables. S-video can't hold a candle to progressive HD.