HDMI in XBox Elite

Avatar image for trylks
#1 Posted by Trylks (977 posts) -

Hi, I'm about to buy my first HDTV and I have a question about the HDMI cable.

Should I use it?

I don't know the definition that I'm getting with the standard cable and the definition that I can get with the HDMI cable. There was no HDMI cable included in the packaging with the XBox, AFAIK, so I don't know which is the definition my console is capable of. It has HDMI port, though.

The TV will be 1080p.

Thank you.

Avatar image for bravetoaster
#2 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

The type of HDMI cord doesn't determine console definition. Your TV is 1080p, so you'll be able to play games in 1080p.

Avatar image for alternate
#3 Posted by alternate (2819 posts) -

Yes, use a HDMI cable, unbranded ones are fine. It only ships with SD cables because they are cheapskates (not that they are the only culprits).

Avatar image for brocknrolla
#4 Posted by BrockNRolla (1725 posts) -

Use the HDMI cable. It is a necessity and will be fine regardless of the brand.

Avatar image for trylks
#5 Edited by Trylks (977 posts) -

@Axxol said:

The type of HDMI cord doesn't determine console definition. Your TV is 1080p, so you'll be able to play games in 1080p.

So my XBox is able to output 1080p through that cable? I'm confused because different versions had different chips and resolutions and I can't really remember how was that mess.

@alternate: @BrockNRolla:

I guess I'll do that, whatever the xbox produces, should be fine. I'll play with the dashboard to check my options.

Thank you three.

Avatar image for ntm
#6 Posted by NTM (9798 posts) -

The only thing that matters is what your TV can output, so if your TV is capable of doing 1080p, then you're going to get 1080p. All HDMI cords do the same thing, so which one you use doesn't matter. The 360 will auto detect your exact resolution, so no worries. If you don't have an HDMI cable and are looking for one, buy the cheapest one. The only thing that matters when it comes to the cord is its length. So if you need a longer one, you'll probably have to spend a little bit more, but that's often unneeded. If you have a PS3, and have one already because of it, just use that. Or you may just have an HDMI cord for whatever reason, that's fine. The older Xbox's didn't carry HDMI cords 'cause the old versions didn't have an input for them, newer versions do.

Avatar image for grimluck343
#7 Posted by Grimluck343 (1371 posts) -

@Trylks said:

@Axxol said:

The type of HDMI cord doesn't determine console definition. Your TV is 1080p, so you'll be able to play games in 1080p.

So my XBox is able to output 1080p through that cable? I'm confused because different versions had different chips and resolutions and I can't really remember how was that mess.

I'm pretty sure the Elite only had one chipset during its life cycle (I think the chipset they used in the Elite was put in the newer "standard" 360s at the time). But yes, it can output high def and you should use an HDMI cable.

Avatar image for alternate
#8 Posted by alternate (2819 posts) -

The confusion is that most games don't run as 1080 native - they output less and are up scaled.

Avatar image for mideonnviscera
#9 Posted by MideonNViscera (2269 posts) -

Weird, my 360 Elite actually did come with HDMI cables. It was the version that came with Halo 3.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.