I just picked up a 360 on friday (great deals abound with the release of the PS3
) and I'm having a slight problem with how it displays on my monitor.
I have a Pioneer Elite 53" rear projection (PRO-520HD) that only supports 480p and 1080i. I have hooked up the 360 with the component cables through a component switch (i can't remember the model off the top of my head - it's not a consumer one, I had to special order it years ago and it cost me 300 bucks
) that then goes into my reciever.
When I set the 360 to 1080i, the screen crops a bit at the top and right. This is very noticible on Marvel Ultimate Alliance (the top enemy health bar HUD is almost completley cut off) and with 2 player Gears of War.
The screen doesn't crop in 480p, but it doesn't look as good (obviously).
I have tried directly hooking the 360 into my other "free" component input directly on the tv, but the result is the same.
Does anyone have any suggestions? (I have tried every combination and even followed the advice from the 3rd post of this thread - with the exception of trying a different 360). Could it possibly be the cable? I tried calling MS but the woman on the line had no idea what I was even talking about. All I got was a canned response.
Could it be my tv? I don't have a VGA input, so that cable is not an option...
I have never had a problem with the old xbox and 1080i games (to the best of my knowledge they weren't being cropped).
Thanks in advance.