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Re: oXbox Proprietary TV AV Output

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:48 am
by CRTGAMER
samsonlonghair wrote:Just when I thought I had seen it all... Jago brings up a TV with a special port just for one single console. Wow.
THIS. Never heard of the Vport either until now, such an obscure hookup.

Jagosaurus wrote:I have a RCA TruFlat from this era, Christmas 2005 IIRC, & it's 480i over component. While not 480p, it's a HUGE leap from composite. My PS2 games look great. It's handles the 240i PSX games over component as well.

I also have a 27" JVC standard tube from around 2005 as well. 480i over component also. I've yet to find an EDTV.

@Joe, True, I'd be interested to see who did fork up the cash, RCA or MS.
Does your RCA have that Vport? If so give it a shot and post a review? Try a lightgun, see if the TV supports both 480i and 480p thru the Vport with the gun. Just maybe (though doubtful) it just might support 480p revealing your TV is a rare EDTV? I think EDTV was only available on earlier LCDs, yet the Sony Guncon 2 has a specialized mode just for ED CRTs! In another obscurity quirk, I posted about a Sony WEGA that is designed only for SD signals, yet has a 1080i tube!

Had to be a joint effort with financial support from Microsoft to incorporate the proprietary Xbox console cable and Xbox logo on the TV. The unique cable looks interesting having what appears the same Xbox console plug at both ends.

I recently picked up a 27" JVC HD CRT as a backup tube TV stored in the washroom. Not as good a reputation as my WEGA HD CRT, but still a very sharp picture. Neat that for a smaller tube it has all the inputs including HDMI. What is the model number of your JVC?

ElkinFencer10 wrote:I, personally, would definitely use VPORT for my Xbox if I had a TV that supported it, just to free up a component port for another system if nothing else.

Same here, another input that can be selected with the TV remote versus adding a switchbox. I do wonder if that TV series in the design phase sacrificed a SECOND Component input in order to utilize the specialized Xbox console Vport?

Re: oXbox Proprietary TV AV Output (VPORT)

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:52 am
by samsonlonghair
Hey guys, check this out:
http://www.manualslib.com/manual/138700 ... e=7#manual
According to this diagram in the manual, the VPORT can be used as a component input for other video sources too (in this example a DVD player). I guess you would use an XBOX component cable.

CRTGAMER wrote:Jagosaurus wrote:
I have a RCA TruFlat from this era, Christmas 2005 IIRC, & it's 480i over component. While not 480p, it's a HUGE leap from composite. My PS2 games look great. It's handles the 240i PSX games over component as well.

I also have a 27" JVC standard tube from around 2005 as well. 480i over component also. I've yet to find an EDTV.

@Joe, True, I'd be interested to see who did fork up the cash, RCA or MS.
Does your RCA have that Vport? If so give it a shot and post a review? Try a lightgun, see if the TV supports both 480i and 480p thru the Vport with the gun. Just maybe (though doubtful) it just might support 480p revealing your TV is a rare EDTV? I think EDTV was only available on earlier LCDs, yet the Sony Guncon 2 has a specialized mode just for ED CRTs! In another obscurity quirk, I posted about a Sony WEGA that is designed only for SD signals, yet has a 1080i tube!

I also have an RCA Truflat from this era. Mine certainly does not have a VPORT. I would have noticed.

Re: oXbox Proprietary TV AV Output (VPORT)

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:11 pm
by Jagosaurus
@CRT, judging by the diagram Samson posted (nice find BTW), it does look like an Xbox hook up on both ends. You can then use a standard xbox component cable "in reverse" (vport/xbox end on TV side, YPbPr on DVD player side) on other component devices.

Wonder if it would carry a component or svid signal this way as well? Doubt it.

I'd think this TV is a must have or fairly sought after by oXbox nuts?

My RCA TruFlat definitely doesn't have VPORT.

Will grab that JVC mo # later. Its my backup, in play in my garage set up for BBQing :). Is your 27" HD JVC 16:9? The 4:3 HD CRT sets are an interesting piece of history to me.

Re: oXbox Proprietary TV AV Output (VPORT)

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:15 pm
by CRTGAMER
Jagosaurus wrote:@CRT, judging by the diagram Samson posted (nice find BTW), it does look like an Xbox hook up on both ends. You can then use a standard xbox component cable "in reverse" (vport/xbox end on TV side, YPbPr on DVD player side) on other component devices.

Wonder if it would carry a component or svid signal this way as well? Doubt it.

I'd think this TV is a must have or fairly sought after by oXbox nuts?

My RCA TruFlat definitely doesn't have VPORT.

Will grab that JVC mo # later. Its my backup, in play in my garage set up for BBQing :). Is your 27" HD JVC 16:9? The 4:3 HD CRT sets are an interesting piece of history to me.

All my SD CRT and HD CRT TVs are 4:3, a personal preference to support the older consoles. Even my wife's tower PC is a 4:3 Sony LCD VGA monitor.

A case of irony, the widescreen though not as deep takes up more room going across!

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Re: oXbox Proprietary TV AV Output (VPORT)

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:23 pm
by Duane Dibbley
I read about this somewhere a while ago, but I couldn't remember what it was called when you first posted this topic. Now I can file away another piece of useless gaming trivia. :lol: