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Hi, got everything hooked up- the PC, the 360 (via HDMI) to the Samsung 2493...

 

I ask: should the picture from the Xbox, set at 1080P, cover the whole screen, or should it be 'letterboxed'?

 

At the moment it fills the whole screen, and seems maybe a bit stretched...?

 

How can I fix this (if indeed it needs to be fixed)?

 

Thanks

Stu

 

PS I've searched around a bit for the answer elsewhere, but my brain doesn't cope well with too much stimulation (as in hooking everything up etc) and am failing at finding answers :(

Any assistance will be MOST appreciated!

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I used to run my 360 into my 24" LCD and let it scale to fit the whole screen (16:10). Never really bothered me.

 

If your monitor has the option to set the scaling to 1:1 pixel mapping, you'll get a 1080p display with black borders at the top and bottom.

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I used to run my 360 into my 24" LCD and let it scale to fit the whole screen (16:10). Never really bothered me.

 

If your monitor has the option to set the scaling to 1:1 pixel mapping, you'll get a 1080p display with black borders at the top and bottom.

Cheers- that's what I thought...

 

Now all I have to do is figure out if it does 1:1

 

(And yeah, as you say, letting it fill the whole screen is not a big problem)

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Hmm, computer says "no"...

 

Well, the dude I spoke to at Samsung said no 1:1, will stretch from Xbox

 

Still, it really is a SMALL issue- looks great anyway! Was more curious than anything

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then to keep the ratio, switch to a 16:10 ratio.

 

OK, I may be being REALLY dumb here...but what exactly do you mean?

 

For PC (via DVI), resolution is set at 1920x1200 (native; works fine)

 

For Xbox (via HDMI), the only resolution options are 1080P (and backwards)....as far as I know, I don't have the option to set the Xbox 'ratio', as such...?

 

Please enlighthen me on how I do that...???

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then to keep the ratio, switch to a 16:10 ratio.

 

he's using a hdmi cable, so im assuming it only allows 480P, 720P, 1080P etc

 

using a vga cable will probably allow 16:10 resolutions, 1440x900, 1680x1050 etc but these resolutions will probably look like crap since they're not native

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Have you updated your Xbox at all?

 

I'm sure that it allows for more resolution customisation once updated.

THIS^

 

Hmmm, you mean I have to figure out my Live connection?? Bugger :P

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Setting up live is as easy as plugging in an ethernet cable. I don't understand how it can be difficult for anyone, least of all someone who visits here.

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Setting up live is as easy as plugging in an ethernet cable. I don't understand how it can be difficult for anyone, least of all someone who visits here.

Depends on one's home network set up

 

But anyway, got that sorted :)

 

But guess what? Still stuck with screen issue- think it might be HDMI causing the 'grief'...or, just as likely, I'm missing something still!!!

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Setting up live is as easy as plugging in an ethernet cable. I don't understand how it can be difficult for anyone, least of all someone who visits here.

Depends on one's home network set up

 

But anyway, got that sorted :)

 

But guess what? Still stuck with screen issue- think it might be HDMI causing the 'grief'...or, just as likely, I'm missing something still!!!

 

Fair enough. Can you go to component? That's what i run and i can take my pic of standard resolutions with no letter boxing.

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Fair enough. Can you go to component? That's what i run and i can take my pic of standard resolutions with no letter boxing.

Have component cable...no component inputs on monitor... :(

 

Anyway, let's put this thread to rest. As long as I sit further away (now I need an extension for/new headphones) the vision is pretty damn sweet.

 

Sincerest thanks to all who offered advice. I appreciate it muchly :)

 

Cheers

Stu

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