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  1. lilsam

    lilsam Wii Want PES!

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    Ok, I want this console which I am saving for over Summer. I want to play online and have my console running smoothly in all departments, any suggestions as to everything I will need?
    Will it work on your average tele (Mines a widescreen but isnt HD or top of the range)?
    What will I need for XBL?
     
  2. LilWiiWii

    LilWiiWii WiiChat Member

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    Well since you want to play online there is a ethernet port that you can plug your internet into, OR if you have a wireless connection you have to buy this little gadget http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-X...48?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1185013621&sr=8-1
    Kind of pricey but it saves alot of mess of the wires and all but maybe you could work it out.
    You also need to buy xbox live membership which is also kind of expensive but soo worth it imho. You can order it by credit card straight from the system or buy the time cards. here is one for 12 months..they also sell a 3 month and i think 6 month card http://www.amazon.co.uk/Xbox-Live-m...48?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1185013688&sr=1-1

    and lastly you may need an extra controller if you have siblings or friends you want to play with http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-X...48?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1185013766&sr=1-1

    and Yea it will work perfectly fine on your TV. and you save money by not needing the HDMI output cables for HDTVs. Lucky you.

    Goodluck I hope this helped
     
  3. paintba||er

    paintba||er WiiChat Member

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    You don't need HDMI for an HDTV, and you can only use HDMI on if you have an Elite which comes with an HDMI cable anyway. It will look like **** in SD anyway.
     
  4. FR3344LL

    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    he won't need HDMI anyway...us "lucky" brits don't get the Elite until 27th August....for the princeley sum of £330.

    if you're running the 360 via a SD tv, ensure that you at least get hold of
    an RGB cable rather than the shitty composite that comes with it. it'll spruce
    up your picture no-end.

    as for looking **** in SD, unless you've used a 360 in HD, then he won't really
    be missing anything. it's only after you've used HD that you appreciate the
    difference it brings.
     
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    It comes with component and composite cables unless you get the core.
     
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    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    yeah, i know.

    component cables are of no use if your tv hasn't got the necessary inputs.

    unfortunately most of "our" CRT's don't have component inputs, they do
    however, mostly support RGB via the euroconnector (scart) socket.
    only really old tv's (and some cheap supermarket brands) don't support RGB.

    composite is plain shite....to much fuzz on the red and blue images.

    a cheap way to get high def out of the 360 is to get hold of the VGA lead
    and hook it up to a pc monitor. i briefly ran my old 360 thru' a 19" W/S
    acer monitor and it looked great, albeit slightly washed out. rumours persist
    that M$ "cured" the washed out image problem with the spring update.

    can anyone confirm that this is true or not....apparently it *should* add
    options to the VGA selection.
     
  7. paintba||er

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    Mine is fine and doesn't look washed out, but I guess it depends on your monitor/TV. And yes there are some settings for it now.
     
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    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    nice one paintballer.

    i'm hopefully getting an elite before christmas.....for the kids ;)
     
  9. LilWiiWii

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    Either way whatever cables u get with the system, it will work with your TV so your safe there
     
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    sd doesn't look like **** :mad5::incazzato:
     
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    Ya, it does. It might look ok if you haven't seen it in HD before, but if I try to play my 360 in SD it makes me want to puke.
     
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    ^ your just spoiled... bad apple....
     
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    You're just poor....And stupid.....
     
  14. GaryT85

    GaryT85 Super Gario

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    now now..
     
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    :confused:
     
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    GaryT85 Super Gario

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    just wanting to keep the peace :yesnod:
     
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    We were just joking....at least I thought we were....
     
  18. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    You know with the Elite coming out in UK soon... ya guys think the normal one will come down in price after it?

    I'm also considering to buy it.. but not for a while.
     
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    I doubt it. It hasn't went down here yet and we've had the Elite for a while.
     
  20. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    Ahh okay thanks =]

    I was going to have to pay for a trip to NY next year but my father is now (although he doesn't know yet) so from the money I don't have to spend on that I might buy one with..
     

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