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HOOKING UP XBOX 360 TO HDTV

IM HOOKING UP MY HDTV TO MY XBOX I WANT TO GET THE BEST PICTURE AND WHEN I GO TO THE SETTINGS IN THE XBOX I CAN NOT CHOSE THE HD SETTING, I WANT MY GAMES IN HD HOW DO I DO THAT AND WHAT IS THE BEST CONNECTION CORD SHOULD I USE

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You have to use the regular red and white cords(not the yellow) and u have to use all 3 hd cords. If ur tv doesnt have a place to put the cords in, then it isnt HD. Also on the plug connecting to the 360, there is a switch that has HD and regular, switch it to HD. hope this helped.

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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


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Match the red, blue and green cables on the other end of the component cable to the corresponding component ports on your HDTV. If your HDTV has more than one set of component inputs, make note of which one you use.



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Slide the switch on the component cable to "HDTV."



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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.



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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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