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Screen resolution We can't read much of the print on the screen with our new 360. We have it hooked up to a conventional 26" screen Zenith and in most games, the fonts are near impossible to read. Is this common? is there a tweak?

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Re: screen resolution

From the Console Settings screen in the System area of the Xbox Dashboard, you can configure the video output of your Xbox 360 console.

Change your display output settings from this screen. Display settings include screen resolution and screen dimension (or aspect ratio, either standard or widescreen).

In some cases you can select an "Optimal Resolution" button, which appears only when Xbox supports the native resolution of the TV or monitor and automatically applies the best setting but that might not work with your tv.

If you are using VGA you must choose from among the following output resolutions: 640 x 480, 848 x 480, 1204 x 720, 1280 x 720, 1280 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1360 x 768, and 1920 x 1080.  Much like a PC you would want to select a lower resolution (640X480).  That will make your fonts larger.

Screen Format: The default setting is Normal (a standard 4:3 aspect ratio); select Widescreen to change the output aspect ratio to 16:9 if you have a widescreen TV or monitor.  You should select normal and not widescreen for a standard tv.

Hope this helps,


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