I have the 360 HD-DVD drive, really liking it too. The quality is incredible, especially on faces.
Right now I have a 19" LCD monitor and a 42" 1080i HDTV.
So, on the monitor, I hook up my 360 via VGA, choose 1280x1024, and the movies play back at 720p (I assume) and they look good, albeit small.
On my TV, they look good too, at 1080i, through Component.
However, what I'm getting at is, I want to get a Dell 2407FPW monitor, which has a resolution of 1920x1200. If I plug in my 360 via VGA, this monitor will not do 1:1, and will fill the 1920x1080 to 1920x1080, therefore not maintaining the aspect ratio. For games, I do not mind, but for HD-DVD movies, this is a major issue. (Any solutions or workarounds would be of great help.)
The other alternate would be to hook up my HD-DVD to my computer, which would also plug into the monitor via DVI. My issue here is, from what I've read, WinDVD8 will only do 540p, and not 1080p? So, if that is the case, there isn't much point in getting a monitor which can handle a resolution of 1080p if the software cannot output as such. Whether this *is* a software issue, driver issue, or hardware issue, I'm not entirely sure, but from what I've read, it seems like WinDVD8 will not output at 1080p as of yet.
Any help on both these situations would be great, because I'd love to see HD-DVD movies at 1080p.