can't get 1080p on 360 :(

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  1. vjgbatemp
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    up till now i've been using the cable that comes with the xbox and connected it to my sony lcd tv. it allows a max rez of 1080i and the colours are a bit dull on it. i finally got round to getting a HDMI cable but even with that the max option is 1080i.

    i know that the laptop when connected to the tv can display 1080p... so there doesn't seem to be a problem with the tv or hdmi cable. is there some other setting besides the display options on the xbox? could this be a side effect of my console being banned?
     
  2. DEagleson

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    Thinking its the maximum resolution supported by your TV is 1080i thats giving you problems, but then your laptop should also display in 1080i.
    Are you sure the laptop displays a resolution of 1920x1080, or is it 1366x768?

    I know my PS3 displays 1080i on a Plasma TV, but a computer uses 1366x768.
    But since most games on Xbox 360 are 720p that gets scaled p to higher resolution, its not that big of a deal.
    I only got a few PS3 games thats native 1080p, Wipeout HD: Fury, GT5 Prologue & some other that i dont know the names on. [​IMG]
     
  3. ZeWarrior

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    Link to your TV? Chances are, its not a real 1080p TV anyway.
     
  4. godsakes

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    agree with the others - your tv is probably like mine, not full HD but HD ready which supports 720p and 1080i it probably has a max screen res of 1366x768 pixels
     
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    Like the others said it probably doesn't support 1080p. If you have a manual I suggest you look it up for max supported res.
     
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    My 22" LCD TV does support 1080p, and the Xbox does recognise that, but it's not true 1080p as it has to be downscaled 5% due to the size of the screen.

    The Xbox (like my laptops) can tell what type of monitor/screen it's plugged into and what the "optimum resolution" is. Usually it's best to just leave it to automatically set itself.
     
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    So you got a 1920x1200 screen? [​IMG]
     
  8. vjgbatemp
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    i connected the laptop to the tv using the very same HDMI cable that i did with the xbox. when i go into the computers display settings it says 1920 by 1080.

    carries the sound just fine btw.

    man this is annoying.
     
  9. godsakes

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    yes but is the TV just downscaling it? or is the laptop outputting 1920x1080 on the laptop screen and a lower res to your TV?

    edit:

    easier solution just look around the back of your tv to find the model number and do a google search to check if it does support full HD
     
  10. DeMoN

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    What game are you playing? Make sure it is 1080p compatible.
     
  11. ZeWarrior

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    360 can upscale any and all games on it to any resolution, including some PC resolutions. Maybe this ones a PEBKAC
     
  12. quepaso

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    Your tv isnt true 1080p so it wont handshake it with the 360. If its 1360x768, and your tv has a VGA port, get the 360 vga cable and run that res for 1:1 native res, HUGE difference.
     
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    I think it's worth getting a VGA cable in any case. I went and ordered two extras (already own one, even though I use HDMI myself), so when Christmas comes around, I can grab monitors from two computers and the monitor my brother's bringing home and have a 4 way system link party in my bedroom. Fun times.
     
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    vga cable, it is
     
  16. Richy Freeway

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    Are you saying that running my 360 off vga is going to give me a better picture than running it over hdmi?

    My TV will only do 1360x768, but I run my PC through it at that resolution over HDMI with no issues.

    Slightly confused.
     
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    360 wont do 1360x768 over HDMI. A PC will do it because it doesnt have standards to worry about. With a VGA cable the 360 will give you 1:1 pixel mapping and a HUGE boost to picture quality. Also, don't use the cheap aftermarket VGA cables, i used 2 of them before i got tired of the noise they add and got the official microsoft ones that look absolutely amazing.
     
  18. Richy Freeway

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    Interesting. I'll give it a go. Cheers for the info.