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Xbox 360 hdtv connection help!!!

When i switch my hdtv to component to play my xbox 360 it says ''component 480p'' and my hdtv is 720p and i have the xbox 360 hooked up with the hd wires and its set to hdtv. i have an insignia tv. Do i need different wires?

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  • Justj95 Jun 26, 2009

    localwonder, The standard component wires for xbox 360 can output HD. I found out my problem though, i had my xbox set to 480p instead of 720p, Thanks for your help anyway.

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Yes, you will need HDTV compatible AV cables.

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