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CoD2 going 1080p?

Reader DJPhatFive says he stuck in his trusty old copy of Call of Duty 2 and received a mysterious update that seems to have enabled a 1080p setting in the game. Can anybody else confirm? Has the native 1080p train left the station or is this just more noise to add to the post-Fall Update confusion surrounding Splinter Cell: Double Agent?

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Oozer1

10-31-2006 @ 8:21PM

Oozer said...

Nothing happened for me. I downloaded the Fall Update earlier today (and I'm lovin it by the way). I just popped in CoD2 and it booted up without a single update message.

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whitesoxfan56222

10-31-2006 @ 8:26PM

whitesoxfan5622 said...

I tried changing my display settings to 1080p but when i do the screen turns black. Its a new tv that supports 1080p and it wont work. Can anyone help. I wanna see this Cod2 in 1080p

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footlong!3

10-31-2006 @ 8:36PM

footlong! said...

My guess is that this person has their boot set to the disk rather than the dashboard. They turned it on to play COD2 and got the update message and mistook it for a game update.

If I'm right I better get a point or something

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Askzander4

10-31-2006 @ 8:37PM

Askzander said...

I didn't get any update, unfortunately.

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footlong!5

10-31-2006 @ 8:39PM

footlong! said...

whitesoxfan5622,

I may be wrong but I believe 1080p is only obtainable through a VGA connection for games. Are you using component cable or VGA? It makes a difference with compatibility.

P.S: Go Chicago. Even though baseball is boring as hell.

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Tariq6

10-31-2006 @ 8:55PM

Tariq said...

footlong!,

According to the official Xbox website, the update adds
"HD 1080p video mode support over VGA and component cables."

I think you're right about the boot to disc thing, he probably just confused the two

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fulci zombi7

10-31-2006 @ 8:58PM

fulci zombi said...

footlong, you are wrong, 1080p is technically fine for everything via component, but stupid agreements force it to be locked out for DVD, HDdvd and BluRay are 1080p.

So anything is fine as 1080p over component, EXCEPT ANY disc based movies in any commerical format.

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Tariq8

10-31-2006 @ 8:58PM

Tariq said...

whitesoxfan5622,

I dunno if you've already tried this or not, but there might be some settings you have to change on the TV itself.

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fulci zombi9

10-31-2006 @ 9:01PM

fulci zombi said...

whitesox fan: what is your displays native res?

I'd go check with avsforums.com or someone to be sure it REALLY supports 1080p.

A lot of sets say so on the specs but they only convert 1080p to 1080i or 720p, they just mean they accept the signal. Other sets that ARE 1080p, only accept that from certain inputs. It is very sketchy at the moment out there, careful what you buy.

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DaKing24010

10-31-2006 @ 9:26PM

DaKing240 said...

This is not true. CoD2 does not have a 1080P update... yet

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Sagat11

10-31-2006 @ 9:43PM

Sagat said...

Doesnt the 360 have global video output settings; why would the output selection be in the game interface?

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joba7812

10-31-2006 @ 9:43PM

joba78 said...

I have the same issue as whitesoxfan5622...except once i change the resolution on my X360, the screen is split into two separate images of the dashboard. I am going to try it again in a few minutes. My LCD is a 40" Samsung that accepts 1080p over HDMI. The manual does not state 1080p as an option over component. I thought MS stated this wouldn't be an issue over component?

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8dot313

10-31-2006 @ 10:26PM

8dot3 said...

If your TV doesn't support 1080p over component there is nothing MS can do about it. fulci zombi is right, you have to be carefull of what you buy, 1080p is far from an everyday feature in tvs still.

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Jay14

10-31-2006 @ 11:23PM

Jay said...

There is a VGA-HDMI adapter you can use to get 1080p. Enjoy!

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Razin15

11-01-2006 @ 7:23AM

Razin said...

I tried 1080p option for fun (my tv is 1080i) and it did what joba78's did - split the dash in half, but it was still readable. This was over component

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joba7816

11-01-2006 @ 10:09AM

joba78 said...

Thanks guys! Good thing is My LCD has a VGA and 2 HDMI inputs available. If I purchase the HD-DVD drive, I will definitely buy the VGA cable for my 360. My LCD does not support 1080p over component...which is totally cool. The games/vids look awesome either way!

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djphatjive17

11-01-2006 @ 10:26AM

djphatjive said...

this is I djphatjive, Thanks for spelling my name wrong. Anyway I set got the update for the dash hours before the update to cod2. So i know it was a different update. My tv is not 1080p it is 1080i highest. But it does take a 1080p signal somehow and it makes it huge on my screen. But when I full screen it it shrinks it to fit. But anyway call of duty 2 after the update shows up huge on my screen at 1080p if I don't do shrink to fit setting on my tv. So that is why I wrote in about it supporting 1080p now. Maybe not nativaly. But maybe the games itself have to be updated in order to play even at upconverting it to 1080p.

?????

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footlong!18

11-01-2006 @ 11:52AM

footlong! said...

Tariq, Zombie,

I'm not saying either of you are wrong. I'm just saying our sources seem to conflict with eachother. mine is listed below the quote.

"Even after the software upgrade this fall, via component cables, the Xbox 360 will still only upconvert DVDs to 480p, and will play HD DVD movies at a maximum resolution of 1080i. To get 1080p output for movies, you must use a VGA cable, which is not subject to the same copyright restrictions."

Source:
http://www.engadgethd.com/2006/09/21/xbox-360-hd-dvd-playback-maximum-1080i-via-component-1080p-vga/

Now I know the quote only references hd movie playback but you have to keep in mind that when this article was published Mircrosfot was still under the impression that 1080p could not be applied to games.

Prove me wrong and I'll thank you.

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Tucker19

11-01-2006 @ 11:55AM

Tucker said...

Full screen? Shrinking? Are you playing on a PC? I think what we have here, ladies and gents, is a case of confusion on an enormous scale. I'm going to go ahead and call "false alarm."

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Tucker20

11-01-2006 @ 11:59AM

Tucker said...

And footlong, the reason they specify the upconverting over VGA vs. Component for movies has to do with the copyright issues prohibiting upconverting via component. MS can't legally do it, so they don't.

The system will, however, apparently convert the 720p/1080i signal from games to 1080p now, and presumably *could* display games running natively at 1080p if said games were capable of rendering in 1080p on the system.

That's the real question here, and the only real issue of any importance (games-wise, anyway): will we see any games rendering at the 1080p resolution?

As of today, it looks like the answer is no, but that doesn't necessarily mean it won't happen eventually.

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