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February 1, 2008 9:02:38 PM

I am getting an Xbox 360 elite and i want to find a high quallity screen, that has a hdmi port and if poss HD up to 1080. Also no sony or panasonic (too expensive). The screen will have to b around the 20" size a bit more or less don't matter and bellow £250. TV isn't important so if it dosn't have a digital tunner it doesn't matter.

any ideas.

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February 4, 2008 2:58:56 PM

has anyone hooked an xbox 360 to a pc monitor using the component to dvi cable, is it anygood
February 5, 2008 5:12:54 AM

I have my xbox 360 elite hooked up to one of my two Samsung 17" 740BX PC monitors through an HDMI to DVI converter. It works amazingly... The xbox detects it as a monitor and offers plenty of resolutions (I have it set at monitor's default - 1280x1024). Games run great! All of my games look beautiful. My sound runs through a 2 RCA to 3.5mm stereo adapter and into my pc's sound card so I can use my nice pc speakers (if you have an spdif optical-in on your sound card you can use that, instead, for surround sound). It's all unbelievably easy to do, and I definitely recommend it!
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February 6, 2008 12:27:37 PM

I would also recommend a PC monitor for your xbox. They often have the best picture, along with a fast response time.
February 6, 2008 2:12:52 PM

yep, find a nice widescreen LCD. You'll need a 24" for the 1080p, I'm not sure what that costs where you live. a 22" or even a 20" would get you close to full HD and would be more affordable if the 24" is too much.
February 7, 2008 12:42:16 AM

nvalhalla said:
yep, find a nice widescreen LCD. You'll need a 24" for the 1080p, I'm not sure what that costs where you live. a 22" or even a 20" would get you close to full HD and would be more affordable if the 24" is too much.


What's the point in that? I've read many times that X-Box 360 games are nowhere near 1080p res. CoD4 @ 600p with Halo 3 at a similar number...not even 720p!
February 10, 2008 4:45:23 PM

any recoonmendations?
February 10, 2008 5:42:45 PM

Go to newegg. Search the LCD screens. Find one with a good response time and contrast ratio. Make sure it supports resolutions of at least 1920x1080 if you want to support 1080p.

As far as brand. Samsung is probably your best bet. LG make some good ones. Rely on the ratings and read the negative reviews to see if there are any consistent complaints.

Have fun.
February 11, 2008 1:16:05 PM

when it comes to computer screens, one important thing to decide is matte screen or glossy. i loved the way that the 360 (and other things) looked on a glossy screen. colors are so much richer and it just looks amazing. So...i ended up going with an HP w2207 which is one of the few glossy flat screen monitors they make. i got it for 300 @ best buy with a price match from amazon.

i LOVE IT! the only problem, if there is one, is that its 16:10 ratio and not 16:9 which is what the games are supposed to be played on. my monitor gives me the option of stretching it to full screen or just leaving the aspect ratio for how it should be...but no matter what i pick, it stretches it.

but other than that, it looks and plays awesome.
February 12, 2008 7:37:29 AM

I have a xbox360, not elite though.
I use component cable that came w/ 360 to run it @1080i from my monitor.
I bought my 22" monitor @ bestbuy a year before last year's Black Friday sale for 200 bux.
Luckly, my monitor has DVI, vga, composite, and component; my 360 doesn't have any hdmi, so i'm happy w/ my monitor.
My monitor also has 16:10 ratio, but no problem w/ stretch or anything like that.

for the person who said no difference above 720p or something...
dude... obviously u've never tried 360 in 1080... u CAN tell the DIFFERENCE... Most games support 1080i, not 1080p though...
everything looks very crisp and more clear, as it said, "High Definition"
just as what it said, it define things more clearly.
BUT!!! u know what... due to its clarity, u CAN see those unsmooth edges, because 360 doesn't have FSAA or MSAA or any type of AA.
It's WELL WORTH PLAYING IT IN HD!!

Anyways... get LCD TV rather than monitor.
It works well in my monitor due it its composite cable!!
I also have 360 to monitor hookup cable that i bought for 50 bux, it's very..very.. CRAPPY...

so get whatever that's cheap, but has composite or HDMI, in ur case...
February 12, 2008 8:58:24 AM

nvalhalla said:
yep, find a nice widescreen LCD. You'll need a 24" for the 1080p, I'm not sure what that costs where you live. a 22" or even a 20" would get you close to full HD and would be more affordable if the 24" is too much.


No it wouldn’t. It’s one of the biggest myths surrounding consoles that they play games in 1080p resolutions. The PS3 and the 360 can display games at higher resolutions the SD but not as much as some people seem thing, for example I believe Call of Duty 4 runs at 1024 x 600 which isn’t even 720p on a big TV that’s going to looks awful.

Your better off getting a nice 22” LCD monitor, for your console, don’t worry about all this rubbish about playing games 1080p that’s purely a pipe dream. A 22” monitor will offer ample resolution and will be big enough for you to enjoy your games and small enough for them not to look stretched and horrible.
February 12, 2008 10:12:16 AM

The 360 DOES have 4 x Full Screen Anti-Aliasing. See here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenos
http://www.xbox.com/en-AU/support/xbox360/manuals/xbox360specs.htm

The 360 Elite and new Premiums have HDMI and support 1080p.

1080p HDTV prices are falling all the time - but I'm not sure if you could find one for £250. If you get a monitor make sure it has a resolution of 1920x1200

I'm using a 40" Sony LCD TV just in 720p but it looks pretty sweet to me! There is a huge difference between a Standard Definition signal (e.g. Freeview) and the 360s High Definition signal.
February 13, 2008 11:54:37 AM

is the dif between 720p and 1080p that big, is their any dif between 1080i and p
February 13, 2008 1:53:47 PM

The number is the number of vertical scan lines. The "p" is short for Progressive, which means that all of the scan lines are drawn in 1 pass.

The "i" is short for Interleaved, which means that the scan lines are drawn in 2 passes.

You might like to have a quick look here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDTV

If you can only get a cheap 1080p tv then some places say it is better to just have 720p. Also 720p is way better than standard definition as it is - but if you get an Xbox that supports 1080p then it would be better to take advantage of that if possible.
February 15, 2008 9:13:34 AM

Yeah not bad, although it is not true 1080p - you would need the resolution to be 1920 x 1200.

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