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360 won't let me use HD display settings

Basically, I recently got a new PC monitor (28 inches 1080p compatible :D), and it has an HDMI input. My 360 is a premium so it has an HDMI output, so I connected the 2 via a standard HDMI cable thinking that would be fine. What happens is that the 360 works, but all of the HD options on the display settings menu are greyed out, meaning that I have to play in 480p. Now I have no idea why this is, as the monitor is DEFINITELY 1080p compatible (it even has a sticker saying so on the front lol) and if there's an HDMI cable connecting the two there shouldn't be a problem should there?

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  • jrm507 Nov 07, 2008

    It's a Hanns G HG281D


  • jrm507 Nov 07, 2008

    I couldn't find any setting on the monitor to that effect. I had a look through before even posting the problem here, but no dice.


  • polys_a Nov 23, 2008

    Same monitor same problem with hdmi even with the latest update that support 16:10

  • thecyberclin Jan 28, 2009

    i have the same problem on a polaroid 32 inch hdtv - all but 480p are grayed out. took back to PC World where i got it (i know big mistake) and they fobbed me off or tried to, with sayin its a known issue with the 360 and certain displays...something to do with a hdmi handshake???


    spoke to m soft and they know nothing of this supposed issue with the 360....any one got a solution yet?

  • Jesse Teeters May 11, 2010

    What is the model/make of the Display?

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Have you set the actual monitor settings to 1080? sometimes you have to do that first. If it's not set first the Xbox will only recognize it's current settings.

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You can download the manual for the monitor from this page (
HP L1950 19 inch LCD Monitor )

If you go to page 28, it shows where, in the on-screen menus, that you can select the video input. The factory default is to auto-select, but if that's been changed, then you'll just display what's not coming in from your computer any more. Since the monitor is working, that will hopefully let you select the HDMI input and be up and running.

Good Luck!

Seeing comments on link not working. Works OK for me - takes me to a HP download site where you click the second group for the PDF. If it's still not working, the process is:
1) press the menu button on the front of the monitor.

2) Go to the Select Input icon, which will look like a box with a 1 and a 2 in it.

3) Select the input.

Although.... looking at your picture more clearly, and confirming with the manual, this monitor is listed as having DVI and VGA inputs. No documentation for an HDMI input. Plus it can act as a USB hub so that you can run one transfer USB from your computer port and then use the monitor to centralize mouse, keyboard, nerf-launcher, coffee warmer, etc. If you're plugging, or trying to plug an HDMI cable into the monitor, you are likely plugging into a USB port, which may both be messing up the port or the cable, and confusing a monitor looking for a USB handshake instead of an HDMI video stream. If there really is a labeled HDMI port on this monitor, then it's an undocumented feature that didn't make it into the manual for the L1950.

This may be bad news, but it sounds like the root of the problem. If so, there are plenty of adapters like here : http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=2029&gclid=CjwKEAiA3_axBRD5qKDc__XdqQ0SJAC6lecApJLl4RLTcmO9LFq57Vfo6m2PTtkGd-02Zzkf4t69ZRoCVs_w_wcB (the edit isn't giving me live links. Just search for HDMI-female to DVI Male adapter on your search engine of choice and you should find gear starting at a couple of bucks up and up to serve as an adapter. That will hopefully do the trick if this is a case of mistaken port function.

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Note: How to reset video output settings
If you are attempting to change to an HDMI cable from a different video cable or if the video output settings do not match those required for the display in use, the screen may stay black. If the screen stays black for more than 30 seconds, you may need to reset the video output settings of the PS3.

To reset video output settings:

  1. Turn the PS3 system off by holding the Power button on the front of the console till you see the power light turn red.
  2. Then hold the power button on the front of the console for at least five seconds until you hear a second beep to turn the system on again. The video output settings will automatically be reset to the standard resolution.

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HDMI Cable Installation


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Click below for an interactive video walkthrough on connecting your PS3 to your television or display device (including HDMI).

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Minimum Requirements

  • PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system
  • SIXAXISTM wireless controller (and USB cable)
  • AC power cord
  • HDMI cable1 (sold separately)
  • TV or display monitor with HDMI port and capable of displaying picture in HD resolution
  • Updated system software installed on your PS3
    Visit PS3 System Software Update to download and install the most recent version.
  • TV "Input" or "Video" channel for the HDMI port
    You need to know the TV "Input" or "Video" channel for the HDMI port on your TV. For instance, if your TV has multiple "Input" or "Video" channels, (i.e., "Input 1", "Input 2", "Input 3", etc.), you will need to toggle through each "Input" channel on your TV until you find the correct channel that displays the HDMI picture. This is important to remember, especially if you do not see the HDMI picture after you connect the cable and configure the PS3 settings. Please refer to the TV instruction manual for more information.

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  1. Before you begin installation:
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  3. Plug in the AC power cord by connecting one end of the AC power cord into the [AC IN] port on the back of the PS3 system and the other end into an electrical outlet.

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  4. Press the [MAIN POWER] switch on the rear of the system. A red light should appear on the front of the system indicating power is available.
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    Note: The blue light will also appear on the front of the system if you have a disc inserted.
  6. Plug in the TV and turn the power on. The PS3 should detect the HDMI display device automatically. When prompted, "Do you want to output video and audio using HDMI?", select YES and press the alt="X button icon">button. (You may need to press the PS button on the center of the SIXAXISTMcontroller to enable the controller first).
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How do I hook up Xbox 360 to the HDTV


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Connect the audio/video input of the component cable into the "A/V" port located on the back of the xbox 360


Step 2:

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Turn on your HDTV. Set the video mode to the component port that will be used. HDTVs with multiple component ports will usually be labeled "Component 1," "Component 2" and so on


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Turn on the Xbox 360. Go to "My Xbox." Select "System Settings" then "Console Settings" then "Display" and then "HDTV Settings." Choose the display setting (720p, 1080i and 1080p) that is best compatible with your HDTV. If you're not sure, try them all until you find the one that looks best.



Step 6:

Disconnect any previously connected A/V or component cables.



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Connect the HDMI AV cable connector to the "HDMI AV" port on the Xbox 360.



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Connect the other end to an available HDMI port on your HDTV. If your HDTV has more than one HDMI input, make note of which one you use.



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Turn on your HDTV. Set the video mode to the HDMI port that will be used. HDTVs with multiple component ports will usually label them "HDMI 1," "HDMI 2" and so on.



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Turn on the Xbox 360. Go to "My Xbox." Select "System Settings" then "Console Settings" then "Display" and then "HDTV Settings." Pick the display setting (720p, 1080i and 1080p) that looks best on your HDTV.

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Cable: First you need to be using an HD Cable box to get the HD channels that your provider offers. if you don't, you can't get HD channels. Keep in mind that not all of the channels that your provider offers are in HD. Out of the 300+ channels that my provider Cox Communications in Las Vegas offers, they offer 91 of them in HD. If you have an HD box, you need to go into the settings menu and make sure that your video output is set to constant as you do not want it bouncing between different resolutions when you change channels. In your case you will have two options, 720p and 1080i (1080p does not exist for cable due to the amount of bandwidth required). Choose 720p because your set is under 40" and you won't see a a difference between 720p and 1080i except for that because it's progressive, HD may actually look better. (NOTE: although your analog channels will display at 720p, they are not in HD. They are simply up converted SD so don't expect that they will look like HD channels.) Also be sure to set your audio settings on your box to "HDMI out."
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http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_24?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=blu-ray+calibration+disc&sprefix=blu-ray+calibration+disc

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