Major Nelson: Fix on the way for Xbox 360 1080p problems

Microsoft just rolled out the much awaited update to the Xbox 360 dashboard including -- among other things -- support for 1080p over VGA and component but for some gamers and error screen was all they got. The company still hasn't said exactly what it believe is causing the issue, although some have said it may be due to either frequency supported by the VGA cable or the way it syncs with monitors, but Major Nelson confirmed on his podcast this morning that engineers are aware of the issue and are working on a fix.

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bigdawg784456d ago

I was excited when I saw this, then after reading it realized there was no mention of HDMI. I own a Sony SXRD 50" TV. It isn't the XBL, but Sony's SXRD HDTVs won't support 1080p input through component. You need HDMI. I'm an avid xbox fan, but I really hope they provide an HDMI cable for the xbox 360 some day soon. I signed some petition from the xbox forums, but there was little interest it seems. *sigh*

Donkey Slayer4456d ago

If true, I will buy the HD-DVD add-on in a heartbeat.

Would be a smart move for those of us who care about audio quality.

Donkey Slayer4455d ago

Hey it's back.. but notice something interesting, it's listed under the PS3 and not the xbox360, "GameStop Universal Premium HDMI Cable":

harryp0thead4456d ago

microsoft cant do anything right

Aflac4455d ago

lemme guess, u said that under the infulence of pot, right?

joemutt4455d ago

I have a question for him.

Will my TV support 1080p???

I know component wont work, I tried and it says "NOT SUPPORTED" but before I buy a VGA cable I want to know if it will support 1080p.


Screen Size: 27" TFT LCD

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Brightness: 750 cd/m2

Contrast Ratio: 1600:1 (Dynamic)

Pixel Resolution: (H x V) 1366 x 768

Response Time: 9 ms

Viewing Angle: 176 (H) / 176 (V)

Cabinet Color: Black


Digital 3D Comb Filter

Progressive Scan

2:2 / 3:2 Pull Down

Resolution Support: 480i, 480p, 720P, 1080i

Adjustable Color Temperature



Audio Output: RCA x1

Earphone Output Mini - Stereo Jack x 1

Speaker: 10w x 2 (w/ DIVA)

Input / Output:

Audio Input: AV/S-Video x 2, Component x 2, Mini - Stereo Jack x 1
Component Input: Y, Pb/Cb, Pr/Cr x 2
Composite Video Input: RCA x 2
Digital Input: DVI x 1
S-Video Input: 4-pin DIN x 2
TV System Support: NTSC
TV Tuner Input: RF x 1
VGA Input: VGA x 1


Channel Return: Yes
Clock/Alarm: Yes
Close Caption: Yes
Dual Tuner: No
Favorite Channel: Yes
Language: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese
MTS: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
V-Chip Parental Control: Yes
Viewing Aspect Ratio: 4:3 & 16:9

PC Resolution Support: 1280 x 1024
Power Consumption: AC 150 Watts
Wall Mounted Type: VESA 100 x 200

If anybdy knows, its you so tell me what I should do.

Marriot VP4455d ago

well I hope you didn't type all that out, but anyways if you have a LCD, it probably only goes up to 1080i, which is 1280x1240. So sorry but 1080p would be impossible.

Although what I'm going to do is use my old 19" crt and hook up a vga to give me 1080p (1600x1200), not like it matters cause the screen isn't over 30-40". Trust me if you were told you were seeing 1080p on a 27" screen you wouldn't know, they could just be messing with you.

So don't think your missing out, 1080p's only for the overkill consumers

assjacket4455d ago

You can't display true 1080p. You need at least a 42" tv for that, anything smaller just doesn't have enough pixels to display proper 1080p. Just stick with 720p and be glad you don't have to play on a SD television. Happy Gaming!

calderra4455d ago

"You need at least a 42" tv for that, anything smaller just doesn't have enough pixels to display proper 1080p."

-If you needed any more proof that no one here has any idea at all what's going on here...

Marriot VP4455d ago

and please, ohh please don't rush out and get a 1080p 2000$ HDTV, unless your made of money.

It's so inconsiquential.

Arkham4455d ago (Edited 4455d ago )

You can buy a 1900x1200 HDMI-equipped monitor for under $900 US (BENQ 24"), and a 37" 1080p HDTV monitor from Westingnhouse for $1100-1300. Unfortunately the Benq doesn't support 1:1 pixel mapping, but that 37" Westy is selling out all over the place as PS3 and 360 owners are snapping them up.

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