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How can I change the resolution for the Xbox 360 HD DVD?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I have purchased the HD DVD for Xbox 360 but I don't know how to change the resolution.

My 360 is connected to a 22 Widescreen Samsung Monitor using VGA cable. I browsed the Xbox 360 interface and I could'not find a way to change the resolution like 720 or 1080i or 1080p.

So, how can I change it?
post #2 of 12
you actually set the resolution under the main xbox 360 dashboard. Go to console settings, video and set the resolution to 1080i or 720p. I have a 720p projector, but I find 1080i for the HD-DVD's tends to look more detailed.

Experiment to see what works best for you.

Good luck.
post #3 of 12
does your monitor even have a scaler? you may not want to feed your monitor 720p (1280x720). it might be better to set it closest to your monitors native resolution and letting the 360 scale things.
post #4 of 12
I'm sure his monitor has a scaler -- all LCDs do. Whether it's better than the Xbox's, who knows?
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
My monitor is an LCD Samsung 1680 x 1050.
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by andrecan2002 View Post

My monitor is an LCD Samsung 1680 x 1050.

Set your Xbox to 1366x768 in the dashboard as that's what's closest to your monitor's native resolution. The Xbox will then scale everything to match and do a mighty good job in the process.
post #7 of 12
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Sounds good ! The movie looks amazing.

Just a question how can I get rid of the black lines on top and bottom?
I own King Kong and it has the lines but Goodfellas don't have them.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by andrecan2002 View Post

Sounds good ! The movie looks amazing.

Just a question how can I get rid of the black lines on top and bottom?
I own King Kong and it has the lines but Goodfellas don't have them.

Unless your monitor has a zoom key you can't. The OAR for King Kong is 2.4:1.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by saturnotaku View Post

Set your Xbox to 1366x768 in the dashboard as that's what's closest to your monitor's native resolution. The Xbox will then scale everything to match and do a mighty good job in the process.

For movies 1920x1080 would probably be better (assuming that the monitor will accept it). That way you're sending the monitor as much resolution as possible.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by saturnotaku View Post

Set your Xbox to 1366x768 in the dashboard as that's what's closest to your monitor's native resolution. The Xbox will then scale everything to match and do a mighty good job in the process.


I have a monitor with the same resolution. 1920x1080P looks much more detailed than 1366x768P. Give the monitor the higher resolution, it doesn't need to scale down much. At 1366x768 you are losing alot of detail. Besides that is not closer to 1680x1050P.
Use 1920x1080P into the 1680x1050P monitor.
post #11 of 12
>>how can I get rid of the black lines on top and bottom

you don't want to.

the movie was filmed in an aspect ration even wider than your monitor. if you zoomed it in you would chop off the sides.

i know what you mean though, you want the biggest picture and use the most lines of resolution you can. my solution was to get a 61" 1080P dlp...
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

I have a monitor with the same resolution. 1920x1080P looks x h more detailed than 1366x768P. Give the monitor the higher resolution, it doesn't need to scale down much. At 1366x768 you are losing alot of detail. Besides that is not closer to 1680x1050P.
Use 1920x1080P into the 1680x1050P monitor.


If I set my monitor to 1920x1080P the picture becomes larger and since the monitor does not support this resolution it cuts part of the movie.
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