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1080p support announced for XBOX 360 at Tokyo Game Show - dashboard update coming this year

2Old2Play has posted an article with some early coverage from the 2006 Tokyo Game Show. According to an announcement made early this morning, Microsoft's XBOX 360 game console will receive a dashboard update this year to enable 1080p support.

The forthcoming dashboard update will enable support for 1080p (1920x1080) resolution; however, the current lack of an HDMI cable for the XBOX 360 means this resolution will only be supported over component and VGA. Existing games and DVDs will be able to take advantage of this resolution through the upscaling feature of the XBOX 360, but no "native 1080p content" has been prepared for release as of yet.

With the advent of the HD DVD add-on drive and the rumors of a new XBOX 360 with an internal HD DVD drive, the update to include 1080p support may be part of the "surprise" Microsoft claimed was in store to counter Sony's PlayStation 3, scheduled to launch in Japan on November 11 (November 17 for North America).

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RE: Awesome
By Arkham1 on 9/20/2006 10:31:27 AM , Rating: 2
How's the banding on that monitor? I was considering that 42" model, but heard it was apparent on a few of the 37s and 42s, but not all of them. Kind of a hit'n'miss situation, but still, great bang for the buck.

RE: Awesome
By five40 on 9/20/2006 12:14:40 PM , Rating: 2
I had two LVM-37w1's with slight banding. I got the LVM-37w3 about 4 months ago and I completely love it. There are no issues what so ever with it. Westinghouse has some of the best customer service I've ever dealt with. When my LVM-37w1 had problems I called them and they gave me store credit at BB to get anything I wanted. I couldn't believe it. I could have purchased any TV but with the great customer service and price I couldn't pass up the LVM-37w3.

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