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xbox 360 blurry with computer monitor! help!

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Hey guys,

I recently got an xbox 360. I put it under my desk with my two computers, all running into an HDMI switcher and then into my ASUS hdmi 1080p monitor.
The picture quality on the xbox with the monitor is really blurry and not sharp at all. But my mac and my pc running into the same monitor are crystal clear and super sharp, as you would expect with HD.
Ive even tried connecting the xbox directly into the monitor with no switcher to no avail, and ive tried almost all the settings on the xbox with no fix. Heck, even the xbox connected with composite cables to my old Sony standard def CRT TV was super crisp compared to the xbox into my ASUS monitor. and also i tried my xbox 360 with my friend's Samsung 720P 32 inch LED TV and it looked amazing

You might say that then the problem is my monitor... but then why do my computers look amazing and crisp/sharp with the same monitor, just not my xbox?

any thoughts?
Edited by kofman13 - 4/8/14 at 7:03am
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Go into console settings and ensure the graphics are set to 1920 x 1080. Otherwise it will default to 480P.
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 4/10/14 at 8:53am
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All 360 games are rendered at 1280x720 (or less), so it's always going to be a blurry mess on a 1920x1080 monitor. The computers look crisp because they are actually sending a native 1920x1080 signal, instead of an upscaled 1280x720 one.

The 360 probably scales better than your monitor, so set the output to 1080p.

The only way to get an image as crisp as the one you get from your PCs is if your monitor had a 1:1 pixel mapping setting, in which case you would set the 360 to output 720p and enable the 1:1 setting on the monitor. This would mean a small picture and black borders, but no blurring. However, even if you did that there are still some 360 games that are rendered at even lower resolutions than 1280x720 (eg. Oblivion), and these would still be blurred.

As the last poster said, if the 360 has defaulted to sending a 480p signal to the monitor, then that will exacerbate the blurring, but there will always be a certain amount of blur when using a 360 on a 1920x1080 monitor.
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Could you take a picture of what it looks like?
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