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Old 01-19-2007, 10:57 AM   #1
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Hey guys, this is my first post here...

I have a little problem. Simply put, I have 20" Zenith LCD TV (model number Z20LA7R) and it claims to support 480p, yet when I set my Xbox 360 component cable to the "HD" setting, I get no signal. When I switch the cable setting back to "TV" the picture shows up and it says itís being displayed in 480i... How can I get the Xbox 360 to display in 480p?


Aside from the obvious troubleshooting steps like checking the cables, and checking the right TV input, is there something I am missing?
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Old 01-19-2007, 11:53 AM   #2
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Did you try (in 480i, where you get a picture) going to the Dashboard menu where you select the resolution and set it to 480p? It may default to a higher resolution (I'm not sure) that your TV can't display.

Also, are you sure you are using the Component (R/G/B) cables, and not the Composite (red/white audio, yellow video) ones? Progressive scan can only be sent via Component.
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Well, it's resolution is 640x480, so it should do 480p. It is 4:3 and not widescreen. It must be a compatability issue somewhere. You can try the VGA cable (if you TV has VGA) and set it to the resolution and see if that works. But with a response time of 26ms, lag will also be an issue on that thing.
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Did you try (in 480i, where you get a picture) going to the Dashboard menu where you select the resolution and set it to 480p? It may default to a higher resolution (I'm not sure) that your TV can't display.

When I have the Component cable switch on TV I can play on 480i. When I go to the dashboard and try to set 480p, it says that i need to set the Component cable switch to "HD"... when I do this.... the screen reads no signal....

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It sounds like you're using the wrong cables. When you set the switch to TV, the video is sent to the Yellow composite cable. When you set it to HDTV, it is sent to the red, blue, and green Component cables.

You need to hook it up with Component (or VGA) to get anything higher than 480i, and set your TV to the Component input (if it has them).

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There is no VGA for my TV.

I am using the Component (R/G/B) cables, and not the Composite (red/white audio, yellow video) ones.... and I am aware that progressive scan can only be sent via Component.

480i is standard for the xbox 360 with composite and component if you do not have the switch set to HD....

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When I have the switch on TV... it shows 480i just fine.... when I switch it to HD.... no signal
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Then I am at a loss.

That actually doesn't make sense... if you have the RGB cables connected, it should be the other way around... you should get NO picture when it's set to TV, because you don't have the yellow composite cable connected anywhere (do you?).
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Then I am at a loss.

That actually doesn't make sense... if you have the RGB cables connected, it should be the other way around... you should get NO picture when it's set to TV, because you don't have the yellow composite cable connected anywhere (do you?).

No i dont...

Its weird.... I just sent a message to zenith....




Thanks for your help tho and I will let you know if I get it working or if I get word from zenith
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Only thing I can think of... it's either the TV (can you plug something else into the component input? A dvd player, maybe?), or the Xbox cable (a bit more difficult to find another one to try...)
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Now you got 2 more weeks to come up with better crap that dat.......

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Hmmm... why is my 360's hd/tv switch in the middle of the friggin cable, your's is all nice right where you plug it in to the console. Is that an aftermarket cable? Not to jump off topic.
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BTW, don't listen to the Bear fan. He probably thinks they actually have a shot on Sunday (not to start a fight in the wrong forum...)
do we really need to provide any reply to this? lol nice prediction lol
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Hmmm... why is my 360's hd/tv switch in the middle of the friggin cable, your's is all nice right where you plug it in to the console. Is that an aftermarket cable? Not to jump off topic.
Weird. Mine looks like the picture. Did you buy yours from a guy in a van or something...?
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Hahah.. No, I've had 2 360s now fresh outta the box and both of them have it midcable. And also, this may sound funny, but the label that tells you TV or HDTV is just some cheap ass paper sticker that looks like it will fall off very easily.. I dunno.. It works so I'm not too concerned.
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