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Well I have a 22'' Westinghouse that had HDTV inputs on it but the Xbox360 doesn't seem to want to work.

Monitor:
http://www.westinghousedigital.com/d...spx?itemnum=60

The Xbox360 can set to 480p/720p/1080i but can't do 1080p and in any case all of these resolutions look freaking horrible.

So is this a monitor issue or something I need to do with the Xbox?
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1126591946321

You need that. I use it on my monitor, and it works perfectly. Image is perfect (the monitor isnt the best either).

There is a VGA-DVI adapter included, so if the monitor dosent have a VGA plug, you can still use it.
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That monitor's native res is 1680 by 1050, of course it can't do 1080p (1920x1080).
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Oh, I thought you would've checked that...

The 360 should be able to set custom resolutions (mine had ~15 different settings it could go at, so of course I went to 1280x1024 (the max of my monitor)).
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post #5 of 15
You have to set the 360 to 720p but that will look ok at best... Get a 24" w/ 1080p native or something or an HDTV best bet... Otherwise 720p is best you can get..
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Does the monitor have HDCP support? Doesn't the 360 require that?
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Does the monitor have HDCP support? Doesn't the 360 require that?
No, that never holds you up, not with the VGA cable anyway, and HDMI would usually have it on both ends.

And 720p is definitely 360's "sweet spot" except on the Falcon and Jasper chipsets, which make the 1080p decent.
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Originally Posted by Abilor View Post
No, that never holds you up, not with the VGA cable anyway, and HDMI would usually have it on both ends.

And 720p is definitely 360's "sweet spot" except on the Falcon and Jasper chipsets, which make the 1080p decent.
I've just read of users who had trouble getting the 360 to display properly with monitors that weren't HDCP ready. HDMI doesn't mean HDCP support either, I just wen through all this with a friend of mine. 720 on a 22'' monitor should look fine, since they support 1280x800, which is pretty close to 720.
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I am planning on using my monitor too for my arriving 360 (on 13th), my monitor doesnt have any plugs ofr TV usage and stuff so i ordered this here...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120259717900

Should work fine eh?

EDIT:

Monitor:

http://www.buy.com/prod/aoc-envision...206710217.html
Edited by 1uMmah - 5/11/08 at 1:05pm
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It should do the job.
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