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XBox 360 Slim (HDMI) to Shimian Achieva Lite...possible?

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I've got a Shimian Achieva Lite 27" monitor...trying to hookup an XBox 360 Slim with HDMI and not having any luck.

Have tried all the following adapters with no luck: HDMI -> DVI-D (DualLink), HDMI -> DVI-D (Single Link) and HDMI -> DVI-I (Dual Link).

None of them produce a picture (computers plugged into the Shimian work fine with DVI-D Dual Link cable, so I know the monitor is okay).

Does anyone have any idea how to get an Xbox to display on one of these monitors?

Thank you in advance for any insight you can offer!
Edited by malemansd - 9/18/12 at 10:00pm
post #2 of 8
It won't work.. The DVI-D only monitors have no scaler and can only accept a 2560x1440 signal. They will not accept anything else, and no converters exist that can do it either.

If you want to use a Xbox or any other HDMI device you need one of these monitors with the multi-input AD board, which are anywhere from $100 to $200 more expensive.
post #3 of 8
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But if I have my computer hooked up to the monitor and I am able to set my resolution to anywhere from 640x480 up to 2560x1440 (and about 15 steps in between) ... and while I haven't hit EVERY possible resolution in between those two extremes, the 5 or 10 of them I have selected and tried -- the monitor works just fine ... it displays any resolution I have selected without any problem ... and scales it to full-screen.

Doesn't that mean it has a scaler?
post #4 of 8
Have you tried forcing the 360 to 720p (disable any other modes) before connecting it to the monitor? I've read that the display will take a 720p signal and double the resolution, but I have no first hand experience.
post #5 of 8
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So that's the interesting thing...

If I hook the 360 up to an HDMI television, and go into it's settings, it gives me different resolution options than if I plug the XBOX's HDMI output into a DVI converter and then plug it into an older DVI monitor. On the HDTV it lets me select between (going from memory here, I'm at work now...) like 4 options: 480i, 720p, 1080i and 1080p. Whereas when it's connected up to the old DVI monitor it lets you select a variety of old-school screen resolutions (640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1024x720, 1280x720...all the way up to like 1920x1080 (i think)).

I've tried setting it to both HDTV's 720p as well as the 1280x720 and then plugging it into the Shimean.... no luck in any case. I've tried doing it without shutting down the Xbox, I've tried restarting the Xbox ... still no luck.

Other threads on here are pretty adamant that Xbox will display on these monitors, but I sofar have had no luck sadsmiley.gif
post #6 of 8
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The latest version I've heard on this is that Xbox 360 sports an HDMI TYPE A connector, which does not support dual-link DVI and THAT is what is keeping it from working. It's all greek to me...anyone have any idea about this?
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Originally Posted by malemansd View Post

So that's the interesting thing...
If I hook the 360 up to an HDMI television, and go into it's settings, it gives me different resolution options than if I plug the XBOX's HDMI output into a DVI converter and then plug it into an older DVI monitor. On the HDTV it lets me select between (going from memory here, I'm at work now...) like 4 options: 480i, 720p, 1080i and 1080p. Whereas when it's connected up to the old DVI monitor it lets you select a variety of old-school screen resolutions (640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1024x720, 1280x720...all the way up to like 1920x1080 (i think)).
I've tried setting it to both HDTV's 720p as well as the 1280x720 and then plugging it into the Shimean.... no luck in any case. I've tried doing it without shutting down the Xbox, I've tried restarting the Xbox ... still no luck.
Other threads on here are pretty adamant that Xbox will display on these monitors, but I sofar have had no luck sadsmiley.gif

I am pretty sure any other thread saying the XBox works on these monitors are those that have the AD/Scaler board models.

I have never seen a single report of the Lite/Bypass models supporting anything other than a 2560x1440 signal.

As for the resolution difference, the Xbox gets those from the monitor/TVs EDID information that is delivered over the DVI/HDMI connection. Your older DVI monitor reports that it supports those resolutions, so the Xbox displays them for you to select. (FYI, "1080p/i is actually 1920x1080, 720p is 1280x720, etc..)

And the reason your computer allows you to pick additional resolution is because all modern video cards can go GPU based scaling. When you pick a non-native resolution such as 1024x768, Windows does switch to it, but your video card scales it up and continues to deliver a 2560x1440 signal to the monitor. Look around in your video card's control panel, you should see some options to adjust the scaling method, enable/disable it, etc...
post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by malemansd View Post

The latest version I've heard on this is that Xbox 360 sports an HDMI TYPE A connector, which does not support dual-link DVI and THAT is what is keeping it from working. It's all greek to me...anyone have any idea about this?

HDMI versions below 1.4 do not have sufficient bandwidth to drive a 2560x1440 display. HDMI 1.4, which the Xbox 360 has, does however. But that doesn't matter as the Xbox itself does not support that output resolution.

Someone else can correct me if I am wrong, but it is just not going to happen with that monitor. You need the one with the built in scaler.
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