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Okay guys , heres the situation. My initial idea was to buy a 22" monitor , and basically use it for gaming. Hooking up my xbox 360 to it , the whole shabang.

Theres one problem. I did some research , and Many people have said that the VGA HD cable cannot display the 1680x1050 resolution. With a 19" , it would save me money , and i would be able to take advantage of having it take up the whole resolution of it.

What should i do!!
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Getting a 24" capable of 1080p would be the ideal solution.

If not, I'm sure there's a way of getting 1680 x 1050, and if not, you can always stretch it. I think 22" Widescreens are the sweet spot for monitors right now. 24" is too dang much, and the price difference from 20" to 22" is marginal. If you're that worried about compatibility with a 360, though, then I'm sure a 1440 x 900 monitor would be OK. It's just my personal recommendation to get the 22". It would make you happier, overall, IMHO.
    
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Alright man , that makes sense. Thanks for the opinion - I think ill go with this babe.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009094
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Should do you very well
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by noname View Post
Many people have said that the VGA HD cable cannot display the 1680x1050 resolution.
It must be a XBox 360 issue. The VGA connection is able to do 2048x1536 which is more than enough for your monitor.
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It must be a XBox 360 issue. The VGA connection is able to do 2048x1536 which is more than enough for your monitor.
Yeah , it is , its really weird. I've read plenty of forums saying that it cant display 16:10 / 1680x1050 . They were able to stretch to the next lowest resolution. But thats why im kinda stuck. But for PC gaming the 22" should be marvelous.
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post #7 of 7
Well, 360 displays at 16:9 most of the time (that's what HDTVs are) and PC monitors are 16:10. I should have remembered that... That's most likely where the issue comes from. And hey, if you can get it to display something close to 720p, the picture will still be sweet, and much better than a SDTV. Plus you get a sweet PC Monitor out of it
    
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