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Xbox 360 VGA Resolution Not Supported

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Anonymous
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February 14, 2009 9:26:37 PM

I have my Xbox 360 hooked up to my 28 inch monitor Hanns-G. I see no support for my monitor's native resolution on the Xbox 360's resolution menu.

What's the next best thing, since I cant use my monitor's native (1920 x 1200) resolution?

Also, when that's figured out, what do I set my "Reference Level" to? I'm using Expanded right now, and it seems pretty fine.

And also, I SHOULD have the wide screen option set to "On", right?

Get back to me whenever you can.

EDIT: I've been messing around a bit, and I think you should know this. Im using the 1280 x 1024 resolution with the Wide screen setting on. It looks okay, but I don't think it's up to 1080P. I tried 1680 x 1050, looked good, but I got horizontal bars on the top and bottom of the screen. I tried 1920 x 1080 which I think was 1080P, but the image was cut off of the screen. :( 
February 15, 2009 12:10:43 PM

The Xbox 360 doesn't support 1920x1200, and if they did add support it would be basically 1920x1080 + black bars top and bottom. If you've got a widescreen monitor, use 1680x1050, it has black bars but it maintains the proper aspect ratio which means you won't get stretching of the images.
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Anonymous
a b C Monitor
February 15, 2009 6:22:13 PM

Kraynor said:
The Xbox 360 doesn't support 1920x1200, and if they did add support it would be basically 1920x1080 + black bars top and bottom. If you've got a widescreen monitor, use 1680x1050, it has black bars but it maintains the proper aspect ratio which means you won't get stretching of the images.



Yeah, sounds good. But would the refresh rate be any different?
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February 15, 2009 8:42:40 PM

Shouldn't be, though your monitor's setup screen will probably have an Information option where you can check the current resolution and refresh rate so you can check for yourself ^_^
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Anonymous
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February 15, 2009 9:57:50 PM

Okay. Thanks so much for the help :D 
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February 16, 2009 10:16:00 AM

I've got the same monitor as you and I use 1920 x 1080 and there aren't any black bars.

Also the only reason why it doesn't look FullHD quality is because the 1920x1080 output that the 'box put's out is actually upscaled 720p, and software upscaling makes content look horrible.
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February 16, 2009 12:48:58 PM

Helloworld_98 - if there aren't any black bars on 1920x1080 when your monitor supports 1920x1200 then the image is getting stretched vertically. My old monitor did this and I selected a lower resolution to force the black bars (any of the 16:10 ratios should do this). Once the vertical value is above 720 you'll get all the quality, without the stretching.
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February 16, 2009 1:56:26 PM

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. I tried 1920 x 1080 which I think was 1080P, but the image was cut off of the screen. :( 

when that happens, try auto ajust on the moniter, (or remote, if you have one) that should fix it
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February 19, 2009 2:21:44 PM

Well it depends if your monitor has pixel mapping so it doesn't look stretched.
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March 27, 2009 4:41:14 PM

My 24" stretches 1920x1080 too much as I have no black bars either (no pixel mapping).

In the end, the best resolution that provided me with an almost correct aspect ratio was 1360x768, that is what I use now.
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