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Okay, I have a BenQ FP202W that has resolution of 1680x1050, I also have my XBox 360 attached via the Microsoft VGA cable adapter to said monitor. If I bought the Xbox 360 HD-DVD add-on (big if, so don't jump on me for pondering the thought). Would I be able to experience all the HD goodness of movies with this monitor and a VGA connection?
 

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Well with the VGA and a HD-DVD adapter for the 360, you would be able to play HD DVD's at 1280x720, or 13xx X 720 i think it is. The problem is, that it wont be true HD, but it will be pretty damn close. If you want true HD as far as i know you need HDMI. hope that helps
 

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"pretty damn close" so how close are we talking?
 

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well it will look amazing, i use it myself at 1280x720 and it looks great. I have personally never used the HDMI cables, so i couldnt tell you, but anyone who has, has basically said its just sharper. Dunno if that helps....
 

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Actually it will do well. As true 1080p will only be output thru the VGA connection on the 360. As for how high your resolution is it will display 720p which is HD.<br />
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So my HD equivalent Resolution is 720p, that sounds worse than the 1080i/p, is it?
 

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720p = <font size="-1">1280x720<br />
</font><font size="-1">1080i = </font>1920 × 1080 (interlaced)<br />
1080p = 1920 × 1080 (progressive scan)<br />
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720p does have a lower resolution the 1080i/p, and thus, the image will not be as sharp.
 

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Okay, so what would the "resolution" be on a standard DVD? Sorry I am a noob at this HD stuff.
 

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Standard DVD is if hooked to component video 480p.<br><br>
Widescreen: 702x480<br>
Standard: 640x480<br><br>
Also 720p looks just fine, you will doubtfully notice a difference between a 1080i set and a 720p set. The only time it will show is in sporting events and gaming as 720p then becomes superior as there is less jaggies. Also my monitor is 1366x768 and it doesnt look like crap.<br><br>
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I believe 720p is better than 1080i, its a matter of opinion. (To much blurring for me..)<br><br>
1080p however is way better than 720p.<br><br>
Your monitor doesnt support 1920x1080 (Which is 1080p/1080i). But you should be able to get 720p with HD-DVD.<br><br>
VGA cables allow up to 1080p.<br><br>
I highly doubt you'll notice a difference between 720p and 1080p unless you have a 40" or bigger monitor. Its pretty hard to tell the difference on my Bravia XBR2.
 

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<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Video_Standards.png" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Video_Standards.png</a><br><br>
Here is a list of 'em all.<br><br>
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