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HDMI problem with Xbox 360 to Dell TV

Received the xbox 360 package--60gb H/D; head set, extra controller----a few weeks ago. I have a Dell 32" HDTV, model # W3201C. When I hook up via HDMI, no signal, however, the hdmi input shows BOLD, which means it does see something connected. When I use the component cables, it works fine, when I hook up to a newer HDMI Samsung, it works fine, so it's not the XBox, or the cable. It's something with my TV. Dell is no help. the TV is over a year old and I think it's 1080i, and I believe the xbox is 1080p? Could that be the problem? I have run HD from cable to the TV, so I know the connection works, but it just won't find the xbox. I've tried to go into the TV set up to see if I can change the settings, but I I don't see where to change the resolution. Not an expert on this, but usually know enough to take care of my humble set ups. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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  • makvero Jan 25, 2009

    Cam, I have the same problem with my W3201c and haven't been able to solve. I think the problem is that the HDMI version the TV supports (1-1.2 versus 1.3) is incompatible with the Xbox (versus the problem being related to resolution). I also called Dell and they don't have a clue (can't tell me what version of HDMI the TV supports). I think we're SOL on this one. The TV works with my STB, Sony Blu-Ray but not the Xbox so left that on component. Regards

  • OTIS MAN May 11, 2010

    Does HD work on the Dell with VGA cables?

    When you checked on another TV did you use the HDMI?

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Check that the wire coming from the xbox 360 elite to the tv is switched to hd, and the other end of the wire has the red and white for the sound pluged into the tv and that the red green and blue wires are pluged into the tv. also check to see if the hdmi cable to conected to the tv and xbox 360 elite.

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