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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: But...
By EclipsedAurora on 9/21/2006 2:18:11 AM , Rating: 1
>>>but tech reviews of the PS3 have said 1080p would be a near if not total impossibility for any games with the next gen graphics you expect to see on PS3 because the graphics card and memory bandwidth of a PS3 will not allow playable framerates.

1. Public demo of GT-HD shows that real PS3 hardware is able to run a game at 1080p60.
2. Even the GT4 in PS2 can provide 1080i resolution. It won't be surprised to see PS3 to fire games at 1080p.
3. Don't tell me u believe to such a "tech review" that only "estimate" without an actual hardware is relaible. =>

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