Anyone try Xbox 360 on computer lcd vga?

ericboo

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I am debating getting the Xbox 360. I am curious as to how it would look hooked up to my Dell 2005fpw widescreen via vga, since I use DVI to my computer. I have an HDTV with DVI as well but I would probably never get a chance to play it on that.
 

ericboo

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Meaning?

It looks good at the local stores hooked up to the similarly sized lcd tv's they demo on.

Obviously it will not be 1080i, but any clue as to resolution and such?

What about DVI to my HDTV?
 

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Game console connected to computer monitor (LCD no less) always translates to awesome picture quality. But you will notice lots of ghosting.
 

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it will probably go up to 720p, seeing as interlaced and vga don't go well together. (witness x2vga adapter and 480i xbox dashboard= static)

EDIT: Oh, and no, Xbox doesn't do DVI, but adapters are like $2
 

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Originally posted by: ericboo
Meaning?

It looks good at the local stores hooked up to the similarly sized lcd tv's they demo on.

Obviously it will not be 1080i, but any clue as to resolution and such?

What about DVI to my HDTV?

1080i isn't really better because detail is lost to interlacing. its 1280x720p
someone posted pics of their xbox on a dell lcd back when it first came out. they seemed to like it
 

ericboo

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Originally posted by: aswedc
I have mine outputing 1024x768 upscaled from 720p.


Same monitor? Is there any ghosting?

Do you know if there is a DVI cable? I have a 45" HDTV that has both DVI and component. I am not that much of a video guru so I am not sure which of either would even be the better input.

Any tips would be great.
 

ericboo

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How does component compare to DVI, if I find vga on my computer does not cut it? I want to get the cables and unit at once and not have to make multiple trips.
 

BlackAdam

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I use the VGA cable to hook my 360 up to my 17" Samsung.... and play at native 1280x1024 resolution.
 

royaldank

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Standard and High-definition gaming output in the following VGA formats:
640 x 480, 848x480, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 720, 1280 x 768, 1280 x 1024, and 1360 x 768
 

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All 360 games (except PGR) output at 720p (1280x720). The VGA cables will scale that output to any of the resolutions that royaldank mentioned (read stretch or shrink). It does not increase the actual rendering solution.

However, it should look just fine on your LCD. Be sure to set your LCD to 1:1 mode, and not to 'stretch' or 'fill' the inputted image.

I've used both the component cables and VGA cables on my 2405FPW and both look ok. My brother uses his 17" LCD with the VGA cables and it looks fine too.

The Xbox 360 does not have Digitial video output, so you can't buy a cable that will let you hook it up to your monitor with DVI.
 

ericboo

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Thanks for the info. Too bad Circuit Sh-ity was OOS even though their website showed in stock. What do they care, it is not their gas.

Now I just have to find a friggin' Xbox 360.