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Turned xbox on. tv said "not supported mode". turned off . completely unplugged, re plugged, switched hd/tv switch, no results. what is the problem?

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Try using a xbox 360 HDMI lead, you can buy one here:
http://www.play.com/Games/Xbox360/4-/12361467/Official-Xbox-360-HDMI-AV-Cable/Product.html?_%24ja=tsid:11518'cat:12361467'prd:12361467

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