2005FPW and xbox 360's VGA

rcrez

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Has anyone ever tried connecting the xbox 360 to a 2005FPW using VGA? Can they get a 1080p image to scale properly on the 1680x1050 display?

I've tried usinge a set top box outputing 1080i to my 2005FPW's VGA port and an image actually gets displayed. However the colors are very washed out and the contrast is really high. 1080i over DVI gets displayed fine on the 2005FPW. Does anyone know anything about 1080p?
 

joemama

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You aren't going to get 1080p on a 1680x1050 monitor...it exceeds the maximum res. I use VGA with my 360 on a 2007FPW and it looks great @1360x768 stretched a little bit.
 

rcrez

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True but if the display were smart, it would scale a 1920x1080 signal to 1680x950....
This is still better than 1360x768..

I've gotten 1080i to go into the 2005FPW so I'm thinking maybe 1080p can too...
 

joemama

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rcrez said:
True but if the display were smart, it would scale a 1920x1080 signal to 1680x950....
This is still better than 1360x768..

I've gotten 1080i to go into the 2005FPW so I'm thinking maybe 1080p can too...
I tried 1080p through VGA and got the old "out of range" error or something like that...
 

rcrez

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Does 1360x768 show in 16:9 aspect ratio on the 2005FPW or does it get stretched to 16:10??
 

Xiro

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Finally, the start of the test is a DELL UltraSharp 2005FPW, a 20.1 inch wide aspect monitor whose native resolution is 1680x1050. Since none of the resolutions provided by the Xbox 360 matched, I had to choose one of the resolutions available. Two options were suitable: 1280x768 and 1280x1024; the first one because it has the same aspect ratio as this monitor, that is 16:10; and the second one because it has the highest pixel density. Since this monitor will automatically scale up to its native panel resolution, I ended up choosing the latter. 1280x1024 has the higher pixel count which is the best alternative when the original resolution will be scaled to a different one.

The result; I don’t want to leave the seat in front of the DELL UltraSharp 2005FPW. The Xbox 360 looks amazing here, from the dashboard to all the games played. High resolution videos look as good as when played on the desktop computer that is also attached to the monitor as well.

Article it is from , hope it helps.
 
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