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Resolution What is a better resolution for an xbox 360? 1280x1024 1360x768 (These are the highest my monitor supports) And what references levels would be best with the best resolution.

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  • Sibbi Jul 17, 2008

    Its a Sony LCD Display. 19 Inch I believe.

  • Sibbi Jul 17, 2008

    the model number is sdm-hs94p

  • Sibbi Jul 17, 2008

    thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu so much

  • Sibbi Jul 17, 2008

    Just a question what would 1280 x 1048 be equivalent to? Like 720p or lower?

  • Martin Carr May 11, 2010

    Have you got the model number ?

  • Martin Carr May 11, 2010

    What monitor do you have?


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Your monitor is 4:3 and a maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024. Therefore you want to set your 360 resolution to 1280 x 1024 and you may want to change it to widescreen if desired. However, widescreen will cause you to lose some of your screen (i.e Letterbox). Try both standard and wide and see what looks better for you. If you are right up close to the monitor (about 12-18 inches away for instance), then widescreen would be ideal.

As for reference levels, it will depend on the contrast of your monitor. Try it on all three settings and see which one looks better for you. There is no wrong or right answer!

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

  • Martin Carr Jul 17, 2008

    720p is 1280 x 720, so 1280 x 1024 is a higher resolution. However, if you run Widescreen mode, you reduce the vertical resolution to 720 (black bars) making it the same thing!


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