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post #151 of 1628
I hooked the 360 to the projector using the supplied component cable and another 12 feet of monster component cables i already had. The projector worked fine at 720p with no problems.

I then ran the component cables through the receiver and went component out to the projector. No problems except for one. There is some weird ghosting when going through the receiver. It is most noticeable on text and there are about 4 or 5 ghost images of every letter. Oddly enough, it is not so bad that it makes it unreadable, in fact, i am surprised at how clear the image still is with the weird ghosting.
post #152 of 1628
well, i guess it was just the input on the back of my receiver as i switched to one of the other inputs and things work fine now.
post #153 of 1628
hi could you please help me have a samsung rear pro model no.sp43h3htx hdtv and when i connected xbox360 through component the screen goes blue and reading out of range what can i do driving me nuts tried switch on lead still nothing is there anything i can plug into it to get it working in high def cheers
post #154 of 1628
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Originally Posted by irmscher72 View Post

hi could you please help me have a samsung rear pro model no.sp43h3htx hdtv and when i connected xbox360 through component the screen goes blue and reading out of range what can i do driving me nuts tried switch on lead still nothing is there anything i can plug into it to get it working in high def cheers

Did you make sure that you hooked the cables up to the prior color and that the switch on the 360 cable is set to HDTV no Tv. It is located near the bottom end of the cord were it plugs into the xbox.
post #155 of 1628
Hey everyone - weird problem and Xbox support has been zero help. I'm running my 360 with a Harmony 360 remote, which is the only thing not listed in my sig. For the second time, I've had my console start up running at 480i instead of 720p, which is what it's set to. I've had my system since early January and this has not been a problem until last week. When I called tech support, the nice girl went through all her troubleshooting steps and finally got to "Are you sure you have an HDTV?" Infuriating. At any rate, she put me on hold and came back, had me power the system down and hold down RT+Y (or press it repeatedly - I have no idea which one did the trick) and the system was supposed to power back on but it didn't. When I powered it back on manually, everything was back to normal and it worked fine for a week - until now. It's back again, and no RT+Y is fixing it. Before I waste an hour of my life on hold with Xbox support, has anyone had this problem and found a fix?

Edit: after doing a little troubleshooting, it looks like the AV cable is bad. HDTV settings are saying that the cable is not set for HDTV, which it is, so MS is sending me a new cable...
post #156 of 1628
ok, i have a problem, everytime i try to set the HDTV settings to 720p or higher, it seems to reset to regular resolution. IT WILL NOT SAVE the settings. My projector can support all the resolutions, so i dont know what gives. I can actually see it for a second on the projector, but then it resets.
post #157 of 1628
pls help
post #158 of 1628
Does it do it with 480p also? If so, you may have a bad AV cable as it appears I do. Look in your Display settings. Does it say something like your cable isn't set for HDTV?
post #159 of 1628
I hate to ask the obvious; however, do you have HDTV selected on the AV dongle itself?

If so, then it maybe you have a bad AV cable. I'm just guessing, though.
post #160 of 1628
Heh... of course. Like I said, I've been running the system for a month with no problems until now. I'm not sure what the fellow's problem is who posted before me, but tonight my 360 started going nuts. It would restart in the middle of something, and then it started up in 720p mode. I switched out, watched some TV for a while, and started it back up, and it's right back at 480i. MS is sending me a new cable, but the system is acting quite strange and I'm not sure how much that will help...
post #161 of 1628
Are you playing regular Xbox games or 360 games? When i play Halo 2 i know it will skip around sometimes, gets a little pixelated for a second, the goes back to normal. I think it's some sort of up conversion issue, not to concerned though cause regular xbox games are so 2005...
post #162 of 1628
Ok, here's my setup: Toshiba 52HM95(DLP RP), Xbox 360 connected w/component directly to TV also using an optical cable for the audio.

Problem: This has only occurred while Playing Halo 2 on my 360. I am getting these weird background distortions at the top of the screen. Looks almost like water running down behind the image. This only started recently this week. I've been playing Halo 2 on the 360 since I got in Nov. I've reseated the component cables on the TV thinking they might be loose or getting a bad connection. No help. Has anyone seen this problem? I'm thinking it's probably my TV since I have not tried playing it on other tv's in my house.(CRT) And there are so many bugs with these DLP TVs. Thanks

Bobby
post #163 of 1628
They are artifacts due to the emulation software. Nothing with your connections.
post #164 of 1628
thanks for clearing that up clark. And why is backwash always so slow?
post #165 of 1628
I got my 360 last week, and it's been running at about 97%... It froze once during PGR3, which was no big deal, and the DVD drive is the loudest in ALL functions that I have ever heard...

Spinning is loud, seeking is loud, closing makes weird noises... all of this is pretty normal, but yesterday it started making a loud screeching sound every now and then... It sounded like a dodgy fan belt in the winter... Probably what cats sound like when they are dying. I checked the disc and there were no scratches. Weird. It only happened the one session though, so I'm going to give it some time and see what happens (I love extended warantees). I think it MAY have been caused by the system not being entirely level (it is now), but who knows.

Only other problem: a couple of times now, I've sat down and held down the guide button on my (wireless) controller, waited, and, waited, and.... system never comes on. The controller does, and the ring of light circles and circles looking for it's master, but nothing. And it isn't the controller, because when it happened once I tried it with a second controller, and still nothing. It HAD to be turned on manually (Amazing how spoiled I am... I've been turning consoles on mnaually for my entire life, but after a week of remote, I curse at having to get up and hit a button).

None of these are enough to try and get a replacement unit, but they are still kinda weird.. Anyone experience anything similar?

p.s. I'm using an Acoustic Research Optical cable... fits like a charm and has a nice satisfying click. As for the people with loose opticals.... I had to do this with my mom's cheapo receiver before, and it might work for the 360, but may end in disaster... The inside of some optical recepticles contains a slightly springy metal clip thing, which is what provides the force to keep it in there. I was able to fix a loose connection by going in there with a little piece of plastic and giving the metal clip thingy a slight bend, making a snugger fit. This can end badly of course, so do it at your own risk.
post #166 of 1628
bobby: same reason as the artifacts, I believe.
post #167 of 1628
My Xbox 360 froze for the first time tonight. I was playing PGR3 online and the race was over and after it showed what I ranked (overall on the leaderboard) I had hit the X button to check out my buddy list and it froze on me...Never had this happen before, hope it was a one shot thing and not reoccuring...Anyone else have a similar problem or solution or any input?...What sucks is that I earned like 50k and got a ton of Kudos on the race *argh* and it didnt save!
post #168 of 1628
I have been keeping up with DLP, LCD, and CRT technology and was surprised to see the term 'backwash' on here and not know what that is. What is 'backwash?'

As far as the water running down the back of your screen, is it only at the very top, meaning does it only run a couple lines of pixels down or are we talking about the image appearing to run a quarter or halfway down the screen?

If its only a couple lines down, it very well could be the deinterlacing of your TV. Occassionaly signals are not fully converted or are missing some infomration and there is overscanned lines showing up.
post #169 of 1628
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Originally Posted by spinksjinx View Post

My Xbox 360 froze for the first time tonight. I was playing PGR3 online and the race was over and after it showed what I ranked (overall on the leaderboard) I had hit the X button to check out my buddy list and it froze on me...Never had this happen before, hope it was a one shot thing and not reoccuring...Anyone else have a similar problem or solution or any input?...What sucks is that I earned like 50k and got a ton of Kudos on the race *argh* and it didnt save!

One time while playing PGR3 I thought mine froze, right after a race. I sat there for several minutes, really annoyed. There was no response to any buttons on the controller. I was about to unplug the console when it popped up a message "Disconnected from Xbox Live". Apparently my internet connection had "blinked" and the game was trying to communicate with the servers. It didn't save the results of that game. I shut down the game, checked my internet connection, logged back in and then continued playing for another hour or two without a problem.
post #170 of 1628
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Originally Posted by BBBoT View Post

One time while playing PGR3 I thought mine froze, right after a race. I sat there for several minutes, really annoyed. There was no response to any buttons on the controller. I was about to unplug the console when it popped up a message "Disconnected from Xbox Live". Apparently my internet connection had "blinked" and the game was trying to communicate with the servers. It didn't save the results of that game. I shut down the game, checked my internet connection, logged back in and then continued playing for another hour or two without a problem.


Ok that is what I hope was happening. I havent had it happen before so I was a bit freaked out by it..
post #171 of 1628
My copy of PGR3 freezes a lot. Probably once in every 8-10 races. Should I return it, or are others having this problem?
Everything else seems to run fine so far [knock on wood]
post #172 of 1628
My 360 worked perfect for 49 days, then started freezing. Then the issues got worse and worse...

Some Quake 4 pics:




If your 360 is scrambling the games and freezing like mine has, trust me...it doesn't get better over time...
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post #173 of 1628
I can't get my xbox 360 to display in HD at all. It works fine on the "tv" side of the "tv/hd-tv" switch, but when I switch to "hd-tv" it goes to complete garbage. I can't see anything. I'm running it up to a benq 8700. Very frustrating. Any help out there?
post #174 of 1628
I encountered an audio problem yesterday while playing Condemned: Criminal Origins. When I powered on the 360 with the disc in the tray, the audio was fine with the 360 splash screen and the "GoNats is connected to Xbox Live" connection sound, but when the disc loaded and I started to play, there was no sound. I made sure the optical cable was snugly plugged into the receiver and the 360. Then I unplugged the optical cable at the receiver end, and the red laser light was very, very faint (almost unnoticeable). I rebooted the 360, and the audio was fine again. I hope this isn't a sign of troubles ahead.

Oh, also the 360 locked up on Saturday night when I used the lunch lady's meat cleaver to cut the dead guy's hand off to get the fire axe. The only other time my 360 locked up was a few months ago with PGR3, and that was a one-time thing. I don't even remember if it was in-race or after a race.
post #175 of 1628
I have a problem with the audio on my 360. I have it hooked up to my receiver via the optical port, and everything works fine, except the audio hitches at (semi)random times. During a movie, the audio will hitch maybe three or four times total, randomly throughout the movie, but during pgr3 it will hitch repeatedly during loading, especially when playing my own music. during the loading screen, it might cut in and out 3 or 4 times about 80 - 90% of the time in pgr3. also, in doa4 it hitches periodically during the loading screens or just navigating the menus. i'm pretty sure it's the 360 since it does it almost every load in pgr3. does anyone else experience the problems i mentioned, or is it something to call tech support about?
post #176 of 1628
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Originally Posted by Secant View Post

If your 360 is scrambling the games and freezing like mine has, trust me...it doesn't get better over time...

No scrambling. Just freezes and only on PGR3.
post #177 of 1628
Well guys, another one bites the dust.

My XBox locked up twice last night while my brother was playing Madden '06. I then reset it wothout a game in and succesfully got into the dashboard. Played an XBox Live Arcade Game and then tried DOA4. The XBox froze while DOA4 was booting up. Tried resetting, got the same freeze.

Next, I detached the hard drive and booted into the dashboard succesfully. Tried DOA4 again... FREEZE.

After that freeze I was not able to succesfully reset the system and get back into the dashboard so that elliminates the possibility of a Hard Drive issue.

MS is sending me a box to ship the 360 back to them for replacement. I hope this does not void my BestBuy Product Replacement Plan...

-Evangelo2
post #178 of 1628
I have a toshiba 34hf85 television and when I am playing xbox 360 games in 720p the screen is not centered. For example when I am playing Perfect Dark on the bottom right corner where it shows how many bullets you have left it is cut off a little bit and when I am playing need for speed and NBA 2k6 the left side is cut off a little bit and when I am in the dashboard it cuts off the left side a little bit. When I am in 480p or 1080i I don't have this problem everything is centered but i get the best overall picture with 720p. I just really want to find a solution because it's annoying to look at.
post #179 of 1628
Hi guys =) great forum idea...anywho

When i enable the HDTV settings on my xbox (from the cable switch) i get a really weird image. It has a black bar down the middle, and on both the left and right side is the same image, but its discolored, and scrambled. It also seems to get darker as you move down the screen. It doesnt matter what setting my xbox is on (480, 720 etc...) it does this no matter what. My tv is a protron 32" LCD tv. No clue what the problem is, and i've tried countless things just to try and get it to work, beginning to think that my xbox could be bad =( Thanks in advance for the help
post #180 of 1628
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Originally Posted by Brainodo View Post

No scrambling. Just freezes and only on PGR3.

Call MS mine started to freeze also and it only gets worse..
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