Originally Posted by jeffbags
I'm sure this has been posted several times, but I have hooked up my xbox 360 via component and I can't get anything to display other than 480i. When I go into the xbox settings to change to 1080i (or switch to HDTV on the xbox module) I get a blinking blue screen. Also, the XBOX had a 1080p option but I believe your can only get 1080i over component, correct?
There should be no problem displaying the typical HDTV resolutions from the XBOX over Component (i.e., 720p or 1080i), except that if you are playing a standard DVD the output resolution over Component will be limited to no higher than 480p due to industry copy protection requirements. Component cables themselves are certainly good up to 1080p/60Hz although the Anthem limits processing of Component video input to 1080p/30 ( = 1080i/60) or lower.
Odds are you haven't found the right settings in the XBOX (or your XBOX is broken), but let's examine your Anthem settings:
* First make sure the output side of the Anthem is set up correctly for your TV. See the "Video Calibration for non-ISF Techs" post found in the collection of links in the first post of this thread. You test the TV side of the Anthem using the Anthem's own, internally generated video as described in that post -- i.e., without using any source device video.
* Tell us what software version you are using on the Anthem. Press Select once on the remote to bring up the version number. There are some bugs in older software that could be the cause of your problem.
* If you are using the V1.12s software (also labeled V1.2 in some Anthems), be aware that there are TWO Video Output configurations you can set up. Make sure you have assigned the one you want to use to the Anthem input definition for viewing the XBOX.
* In Setup / Source Setup for the input definition you want to use for viewing the XBOX, confirm that Scaler Input = Component, *AND ALSO* that Component Video In = the input jack set on the back of the Anthem you have used for the XBOX. Make sure the three Component plugs are fully inserted in their jacks at both ends.
* Are you using Component or HDMI cabling to your TV? If Component, make sure the cables are plugged into the upper set of Component output jacks -- the ones labeled "Main" as opposed to the ones just below them labeled "Main or Zone 2". And make sure that Setup / Video Output / Preferred is HDMI or Component according to the cabling you are using to drive your TV.
* While the XBOX input is selected for viewing, press and hold the "7" key on the Anthem to bring up the Video Source Adjust menu. Scroll right to the Output panel and then down to the Frame Lock line and confirm that Frame Lock = OFF is set.
* Double check the video settings in your XBOX. I can't help you with those since I don't own an XBOX. Also, check to see if you need to apply the latest software upgrade to the XBOX.
* While viewing XBOX video, press the Select key on the Anthem remote repeatedly to bring up the various status displays. Please report what it shows for video input.
* Then go to Video Source Adjust / Info and report what is shown for both video input and ouput.
Let's see what you have for us on this, and we'll take it from there.