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    Xbox 360 or elite?

    Morning all.

    Right, im finally looking to make a foray back into the world of console gaming cause my mates are looking to play them as well.

    Now then, as you can see im interested in an xbox 360, but i have a few queries.

    Whats the difference between the 360 and the 360 elite?

    The HDMI cables, does sound go through this cable so theres no need for any other cables etc? ie straight into the TV.

    I borrowed a friends xbox360 and he gave me a connector that hooked up to the PC RGB port on my tv but the sound wouldnt work, hence my worries about the HDMI slot not working.

    dont want to invest in a xbox if i have to use normal scart just to hear the game.

    i will no doubt have more questions but these will do for now

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    OK I will try to sum up the differences

    1. Elite is 60 more expensive than Pro/Premium
    2. Elite is Black, standard is White
    3. Elite has 120GB HD, Pro has 20GB (or none - Arcade)

    er thats all I can think of.

    HDMI supports audio as well in the same cable.

    Microsoft are expected to make price cuts in the middle of July, (after E3).
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    Stereo at least should go down the HDMI. VGA obviously does not carry sound but normally your tv would have inputs for vga sound.
    Non elites do have HDMI now although I believe as well. I would wait a little as a price drop for the elite just hit USA and we may get one here.
    If/When you get a 360 though remember to join the xbox 360 users group

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    not a question of if matey

    You've allayed many fears there, the cable my friend supplied had seperate inputs for sound etc which i did plug into the TV but it wouldnt work no matter what i did.

    Now then, the HD cable, my tv i think is only half hd (750), its only a lil 19" swisstec tv im using for my monitor also.

    Will this make an difference in buying a normal one compared to the elite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluetooth View Post
    not a question of if matey

    You've allayed many fears there, the cable my friend supplied had seperate inputs for sound etc which i did plug into the TV but it wouldnt work no matter what i did.

    Now then, the HD cable, my tv i think is only half hd (750), its only a lil 19" swisstec tv im using for my monitor also.

    Will this make an difference in buying a normal one compared to the elite?
    You can plug an Xbox 360 into any TV or Monitor, as long as it has the right inputs, HDMI, VGA whatever.

    Obviously you are not really going to get the full effect with a non HD 19" TV but you can certainly use it until you get something better.

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    the tv i have IS HD, but its only half HD, it has a HDMI input.

    what im asking is, do both the xbox 360 normal and xbox 360 elite work at both HD levels? (750p and 1080p)?

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    Well if you bought a PS3, they all come with HDMI ports and I also believe pretty much all XBOX's now have HDMI too. It's without a doubt better quality so is well worth using.

    There are different resolutions of HD, with the minimum being 720, but I know all PS3 games support this HD resolution or greater. I suspect this is also applicable to XBOX so I would definitely use HDMI where you can. Scart is quickly being phased out now.
    You should also note that on PS3, there are games that will only work over HDMI. I don't know if this is the case with the XBOX however?

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    I bought both, i did have the white one in the frontroom, but did not like all my electrical equipment being black/silver and that being white, so bought the black one for frontroom and put white one in bedroom.

    The black one seems to run quieter, looks nicer, and the bigger hard disk , thats about it. Get the black one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluetooth View Post
    You've allayed many fears there, the cable my friend supplied had seperate inputs for sound etc which i did plug into the TV but it wouldnt work no matter what i did.
    Hmm it *should* work, possibly the wrong audio input selected?

    I would double check that HDMI does carry it but I am sure it does.
    You also need to check what version of hdmi your tv has. Older versions dont support audio down the wire.

    All 360 games work with scart btw.

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    the cable i mentioned in that post wasnt a HDMI cable it was a VGA cable with 2x phono inputs for sound.

    Im thinking the xbox hdmi cable will work fine cause the TV is only 7 months old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluetooth View Post
    Im thinking the xbox hdmi cable will work fine cause the TV is only 7 months old.
    You really need to check though for the HDMI version supported on the TV. This is a important factor as older versions dont carry audio.

    Quackers: All the 360's now should use the silent drives

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    You really need to check though for the HDMI version supported on the TV. This is a important factor as older versions dont carry audio.

    How does one check this?

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    Your TV manual will tell you what version of HDMI you have, BUT in saying that, I thought all revisions of HDMI supported both?

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    ok, let me rephrase, how does one check this who lost the manual for the TV yonks ago ;P

    considering the tv is only 7 months old i think this is one helluva achievement ;P

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    ok, let me rephrase, how does one check this who lost the manual for the TV yonks ago ;P

    considering the tv is only 7 months old i think this is one helluva achievement ;P
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