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Old 03-08-2007, 08:32 PM   #1
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360 damaging AV imputs?

I had a cable guy swear up and down to me that my 360 was going to burn up my HDTV imputs on my TV...

I had one set of HD imputs damaged on my Current TV, which is an older HDTV projection style, but I'm about to get a new Plasma... which I was excited to try out on the 360, but now I'm a little worried...

anyone here had any bad experiences, or heard anything about the Xbox burning up AV imputs on a TV?

I couldn't find anything on google, but this guy was adamant about it, like he's seen it a million times, but he was kind of a goofy redneck, so I don't know if he was just lying or what...


BTW.... I think I'm getting the Vizio 50"... They seem to be a great value for 1699! Anyone having any advice or opinions on that as well, would be appreciated....
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:40 PM   #2
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Re: 360 damaging AV imputs?

You know Plasmas burn out sometimes as early as 2.5-3 years after purchasing?
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:43 PM   #3
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You know Plasmas burn out sometimes as early as 2.5-3 years after purchasing?


These are supposed to have 60,000 hours of life before they go to half-brightness, which equates to avg of 3000 hours a year for 20 years...

I don't know if they warranty for that, but cnet says they're good to go...
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These are supposed to have 60,000 hours of life before they go to half-brightness, which equates to avg of 3000 hours a year for 20 years...

I don't know if they warranty for that, but cnet says they're good to go...
Here's the problem with that. They haven't been around long enough for that to have been empirically tested. That's a best guess from the engineers.
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Re: 360 damaging AV imputs?

I have a 42" Panasonic plasma with a 360 hook up and have had no problem at all for almost 2 years. Connections cannot be burned out from an operating system. I really don't know what your cable guy is talking about.
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Re: 360 damaging AV imputs?

I don't follow. How can you damage/burn up HDTV inputs?
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Old 03-09-2007, 04:11 AM   #7
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Re: 360 damaging AV imputs?

the voltage is regulated on those inputs. if there was a screw up, there would have already been a recall. those are mass-manufactured ICs (the little black square things on the 360 motherboard) who's ONLY job is to do HDMI, so the chances of that are infinitesimally small.
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the voltage is regulated on those inputs. if there was a screw up, there would have already been a recall. those are mass-manufactured ICs (the little black square things on the 360 motherboard) who's ONLY job is to do HDMI, so the chances of that are infinitesimally small.

Very true, although I doubt there would be a recall, just a change at assembly line and production continues as if nothing happened. A recall would just invite lawsuits (you owe be a new tv!). I work for an electronics (audio) manufacturing company. When something goes wrong, which is very rare, we're quick to fix it but we don't issue recalls. Maybe if we knew something was potential harmful to a person, like electrical shock or whatever but that has never happened.
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Wow, I know about 100 people who have the xbox and play on their HDTV's and not one of them has had this issue. I also checked google and the xbox.com forums and found nothing that even comes close to this. He is probably just some Playstation fanboy! LMFAO.
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Re: 360 damaging AV imputs?

I couldnt find anything either, but this guy was just so adamant about it, that it kinda had me worried... and my wife is swearing that I can never hook my 360 up to our new tv, that the old one will be the dedicated xbox tv and all that garbage....
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Very true, although I doubt there would be a recall, just a change at assembly line and production continues as if nothing happened. A recall would just invite lawsuits (you owe be a new tv!). I work for an electronics (audio) manufacturing company. When something goes wrong, which is very rare, we're quick to fix it but we don't issue recalls. Maybe if we knew something was potential harmful to a person, like electrical shock or whatever but that has never happened.
well, the kind of current to ruin a tv through an hdmi cable would probably be considered somewhat unsafe to leave as exposed contacts...
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Re: 360 damaging AV imputs?

I've never heard of an AV input problem with the 360.
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Here's the problem with that. They haven't been around long enough for that to have been empirically tested. That's a best guess from the engineers.
Right, but it's pretty much a myth now that they burn out in just a couple of years.

My Dad has a Panasonic plasma that he's had for 4-5 years now and it still looks just as good as mine that I got last fall.
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Re: 360 damaging AV imputs?

The first generation Plasmas were notorious for burn outs, but they've worked on it to the point where it's not really a concern any more.

I don't see how the 360 could burn out the inputs...

tuna - my Dad just bought the 20 inch Vizio, and the picture is pretty nice. I'm thinking about the 46 inch LCD for my basement once it's time to upgrade the big TV. From what I understand, Sony makes the parts used in the Vizio...
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Re: 360 damaging AV imputs?

I would be more worried about getting a VIZIO. they have a failing grade with the BBB. My subway by my work had one and it broke in about a month. Buyer beware!
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