Connecting XBOX 360 to PC monitor resolution problem

I'm considering buying an Xbox 360 (GTA V comming out soon :D ), but I don't have a widescreen TV to play on (in fact, I dont have any TV at all), but I have an HP 2035 4:3 pc monitor to which I can connect the console. I've tested everything with a friend's Xbox. It doesn't have hdmi input, but I bought a DVI adapter, so I can connect the hdmi cable to the DVI input of my monitor. So far, so good. I get a picture and everything (no sound, though, you can help me out with that, too :) ) but the problem is that the resolution of my screen is 1600 x 1200. As you may guess, the Xbox doesn't support that resolution (the best 4:3 resolution I can get is 1024x768, or 1280x1024 with little black areas on the sides) and it's not the best gaming experience you can get... So is there any way to find a solution to that problem? Do I need to get a TV? Or should I get a PS3, if there is no such problem with it?

P.S. My HP screen is from 2005 and it doesn't support HDCP, which I've heard would be an issue when trying to connect a Playstation to it...

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    since most games on the ps3 and xbox 360 are in 720p anyway there wouldn't really be a point in getting a higher resolution it would just make the picture seem a little worse. if i were you i would just live with the the black areas on the sides i mean its not gunna be the best experience at 4:3 anyway 16:9 or 16:10 are far superior imho.
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