No HD with compent cable on new system

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by greasy, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. greasy
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    The other day My mother in-law got the RRoD on a release date Xbox 360 Elite. I went and picked up a Xbox 360 arcade and moved the drive over. I had issues with the profiles but I lined them out. The only issue now is I do not get HD with the compent cable. I am useing the orginal systems HD AV cable, but when I switch the resolution form standard to 720P it pops up (with a clearer picture) and askes if I want to keep the current Resolution. I select yes and it blinks back to a stardard resoliton. It tells me to change the switch on the cable to HDTV. I did check it and made sure it was switched to HDTV. I have an Internet connection and she does not so I updated it my homeand I used a HDMI could this be the problem?

    I know the TV is fine and the cable was working when the old Xbox Died, so they should be good. Any Ideas?

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  2. ZeWarrior

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    If you switched the cable to 'HDTV' it should be working. Try switching it while the console is off, and then turn it on.
     
  3. greasy
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    Tried that It didn't work.

    Since it is new with HDMI connector it should still beable to use the old cable. I don't mind buying a HDMI cable but if I don't have to don't want to.

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  4. 67birdman

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    You should buy one, its really worth it in the long run [​IMG]
     
  5. ZeWarrior

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    What long run? The difference in the graphics are minimal, and mostly non-existent. If you can buy a $5 HDMI cable, go for it, a digital signal is great, but visually, you won't notice a difference.
     
  6. Originality

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    I like the £2 HDMI cables I got off Amazon. No visible difference on my 22" screen, but it's much more convenient plugging in 1 cable than 5. Plus I get to plug my Wii in too, so it's just 2 buttons to switch between them and everything else I've got hooked up to my screen.