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« on: December 11, 2005, 08:21:09 PM »

http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=318841&pfp=SEARCH[url]

I understand that 480p and 720p equal out to approximate resolutions like pc monitors, or something like that.  Will this TV/monitor, which can go to 1280x1078, show 360 games at their best?
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2005, 08:26:17 PM »

I havn't read seen any posts yet from people running a 360 on a monitor using the VGA adapter, but I don't see why it wouldn't work.
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2005, 09:05:36 PM »

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http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=318841&pfp=SEARCH[url]

I understand that 480p and 720p equal out to approximate resolutions like pc monitors, or something like that.  Will this TV/monitor, which can go to 1280x1078, show 360 games at their best?


It should be able to do 720p no problem with the MS VGA adapter.
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2005, 09:55:25 PM »

You should be able to see 720p but the image might be streched vertically to fill the entire screen since it is a 4:3 not a 16:9 monitor.   As an example, I have a Samsung 930B 19'.  I have a vga adapter for my regular Xbox.  If the game supports 720p the image will be stretched vertically.  There are no settings on my monitor that will let me "letterbox" the image.

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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2005, 11:10:09 PM »

You can always just use the monitor's adjust image size controls, that should allow you to get the image back in line.
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2005, 12:23:13 AM »

I can live with the black bars on top and bottom but I certainly don't want 'stretched'.  I am giving this thing thought because it would be nice and light for traveling out of town and it has a headphones jack on the back and I prefer to play all my games with headphones.  

Sam's has it for $424.
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2005, 06:38:22 AM »

might I suggest this?? mmmm... slywink I have one.
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2005, 07:19:52 AM »

You shouldn't have to deal with black bars or stretching, based on this from Gamespot.

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The system allows you to set your display resolution and aspect ratio depending on the type of video cables you use. VGA cables will give you six different resolution options: 640x480, 848x480, 1024x768, 1280x720, 1280x768, and 1360x768. Component cables will give you 480p, 720p, and 1080i resolution choices. Games are actually rendered internally at 720p, and the ATI video engine scales the video up or down to the desired resolution.


I've seen a 360 screenshot with 1280x1024 as an option too. At least you could get 1024x768 which is a descent high res 4:3 aspect image.
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2005, 12:56:58 PM »

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might I suggest this?? mmmm... slywink I have one.


He could get the 20" dell widescreen for less money than the one he is looking at.
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2005, 03:04:13 PM »

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I have that monitor at work, it's pretty nice.
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« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2005, 04:14:34 PM »

Too bad the idea of having a headphone jack built into the console never caught on after the Genesis.
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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2005, 04:29:01 PM »

I have the Dell 20" widescreen, and have hooked up the 360 to it.  It looks good, and works well with the widescreen.  I forgot exactly which resolution I choose, but I was very happy with it.  I alternate between the LCD and the HDTV I have in the living room, depending on various things.  I sit closer to the LCD, so I don't notice any issues.  If anything, the LCD probably is a bit sharper.

For speakers, I have a bunch of radioshack adapters that let me feed my computer speakers from the XBox and computer at the same time, and it works well.
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