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Xbox 360/HD_DVD and JVC 52G787 VGA Question

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Question for JVC 52G787 and Xbox 360 with VGA.

I have the Xbox 360 with HD-DVD player. I have been using component to play Xbox 360 and watch HD-DVDs and it's been great. I've read that when watching regular DVDs w/component will only allow for 480 (?) as the max upscaling but VGA will allow up to 1080p (yes i know my tv is 720P) the thing is when I try using the VGA cable and setting the resolution to 1024x768 as per the TVs manual the Xbox no longer uses the whole screen and movies that normally filled the screen with component are using considerable less screen on VGA. I don't get it. I'd appreciate any insight.
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I think the JVC limits the resolution used over the VGA input. Take a look at your user manual to see what it is doing with the VGA input. Not to mention that a 1024x768 resolution is 4:3.
Manual says 1024 x 768 is the maximum although it accepts some other resolutions as long as the last number is 724 however won't put anything but 1024x768 and 640x480 in HD.
Your TV is a 1280x720p (16x9) resolution. If you are sending your TV a 1024x768 resolution, the JVC is going to dispaly a 4:3 resolution and scale the image even further to reduce overscan since it believes you are displaying something from a PC.

So you're losing image due to aspect ratio, plus the TV is zooming in on the image to get rid of overscan. My suggestion would be to not use the VGA output of the Xbox360 and stick with component. Your TV will upscale the 480i image from the DVD to the native resolution of 720p. The JVC has a fairly good scaler. I don't think the Xbox360 would do a better job upscaling.
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