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Re: Looking back at the Original Xbox

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:47 pm
by stvd
The component cable gives a razor sharp image on everything except xbox games. 8)
XBMC and all emulators are crystal clear, the image of the xbox games varies between great and a bit fuzzy.
Some have a habit of changing resolution/screen size mid-game.
There's maybe a setting I need to change though.

Re: Looking back at the Original Xbox

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:59 pm
by Sephiroth81
stvd wrote:The component cable gives a razor sharp image on everything except xbox games. 8)
XBMC and all emulators are crystal clear, the image of the xbox games varies between great and a bit fuzzy.
Some have a habit of changing resolution/screen size mid-game.
There's maybe a setting I need to change though.
I agree with STVD (i know!). I was hoping the actual games would look better at 480p (those that can run at that res) on a reasonable size LCD, but they are pretty blurry still using the component cable - its somewhat disappointing but no deal breaker. I guess the few rare games that run at 720p are much sharper though, but they're few and far between. Probably looks decent enough though on a smaller LCD with component.

Emulators all look great though as said above.

Re: Looking back at the Original Xbox

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:35 pm
by AceGrace
aztecca wrote:
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:It's definitely my favourite of the three systems, even though I think the PS2 has a better range of software on it.
The output isn't the greatest on Xbox, but component should definitely give you the best image.
Also, my cheap copy of Dreamfall works on this new machine, so that's made me happy.
There are loads of settings for the picture output etc in coinops you could tweak them.Also there will be a pal or ntsc picture setting.Try changing that depending on your tv.You can run it at 1080 if its modded so the picture quality should be pretty decent if setup right.
I have tried setting 720p etc.. but I suppose it only works with the component lead.

Re: Looking back at the Original Xbox

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:05 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
Yeah, I've just run some emulators through my 4K tv via component and they look fair better than what they did on my CRT.
Shame the Xbox games look pap.

Re: Looking back at the Original Xbox

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:06 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
aztecca wrote:
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:It's definitely my favourite of the three systems, even though I think the PS2 has a better range of software on it.
The output isn't the greatest on Xbox, but component should definitely give you the best image.
Also, my cheap copy of Dreamfall works on this new machine, so that's made me happy.
There are loads of settings for the picture output etc in coinops you could tweak them.Also there will be a pal or ntsc picture setting.Try changing that depending on your tv.You can run it at 1080 if its modded so the picture quality should be pretty decent if setup right.
Thanks Aztecca, it's far better through 1080i. It's just a shame, as I really use my CRT for the actual Xbox games.
It's also disappointing that there seems to be no way to add a green filter to the Game Boy games.

Re: Looking back at the Original Xbox

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:55 pm
by MadManDan79
Got 2 crystal xbox's. Both running XBMC and both are great.

Re: Looking back at the Original Xbox

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:15 pm
by Megamixer
Some people recommend thaat 'Monster' branded cable for the Xbox. Supposedly the best one.

Re: Looking back at the Original Xbox

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:15 pm
by aztecca
Megamixer wrote:Some people recommend thaat 'Monster' branded cable for the Xbox. Supposedly the best one.

Yep they is damn good.Trying to get hold of one is a different matter though.I do have a monster component cable here I would be willing to part with.

Re: Looking back at the Original Xbox

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:13 pm
by stvd
aztecca wrote:
Megamixer wrote:Some people recommend thaat 'Monster' branded cable for the Xbox. Supposedly the best one.

Yep they is damn good.Trying to get hold of one is a different matter though.I do have a monster component cable here I would be willing to part with.
I've got a Monster too!
I also have a non-monster cable in my other xbox but the picture is no different. Both are excellent.

Re: Looking back at the Original Xbox

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:46 pm
by AceGrace
aztecca wrote:
Megamixer wrote:Some people recommend thaat 'Monster' branded cable for the Xbox. Supposedly the best one.

Yep they is damn good.Trying to get hold of one is a different matter though.I do have a monster component cable here I would be willing to part with.
Interesting. How much do they sell for? (stealth how much would you be asking?)

Re: Looking back at the Original Xbox

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:49 pm
by Megamixer
One on the 'bay for a tenner...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Microsoft-Xbo ... 33aa17726d

Can see another one for £25 but the rest are 360 versions.

Re: Looking back at the Original Xbox

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:53 pm
by aztecca
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Thats not bad bad for an s-video monster better off with component though.You would probably have to get from the us though.

Heres a link to them on amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-Component-Vi ... B00005TN7U

Chuck me a cheeky offer if your after it acegrace and its yours.

Re: Looking back at the Original Xbox

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:55 pm
by jdanddiet
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:It's definitely my favourite of the three systems, even though I think the PS2 has a better range of software on it.
The output isn't the greatest on Xbox, but component should definitely give you the best image.
Also, my cheap copy of Dreamfall works on this new machine, so that's made me happy.
Dreamfall is brilliant. Making of, boss? :wink:

Re: Looking back at the Original Xbox

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:04 pm
by oli_lar
Had an Xbox in my mid to late teens, after a Dreamcast and it seemed a natural evolution. Had it in my room too, so spent many a saturday morning lie-in playing Halo, GTA, KOTOR 1/2 and Jade Empire. For some reason I seem to remember only playing Morrowind late at night.

The whole Xbox experience, from the games to the build quality and aesthetics just felt so solid.

Re: Looking back at the Original Xbox

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:22 am
by ZXSabreman
People running a modded Xbox need to either set the machine to ntsc via visionary or the region programme I can't remember the name. Then you can set the machine to 720p then everything emulation wise like coin ops, visionary, etc look fantastic via a component cable.
I just wish I could get my hands on a modded Snes controller that works on it or a decent arcade stick.