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Xbox 360 on PC Monitor?

#1XxTwisted26xXPosted 9/18/2013 11:46:28 PM
Thinking of buying a new monitor, but I was wondering if I can play both Xbox 360 and PS4 games on it as well? I'm playing GTA5 on a 2008 40 inch Samsung TV and the colors look really bad so I was wondering if the new PC monitor could be used for consoles and PC games?

I was looking at maybe this one? If I could connect the Xbox 360 Slim with an HDMI cable to it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236313
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#2CammyApplePosted 9/18/2013 11:47:45 PM
Why not? The slim has HDMI out.
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#3Z2488Posted 9/19/2013 12:27:15 AM
If HDMI doesn't work for some reason, use the official VGA cable.
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#4godplaysSNESPosted 9/19/2013 12:39:03 AM
For the PS3 and 360, you're probably best off using a monitor that just supports 720p
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#5MasterDonGeroPosted 9/19/2013 4:43:22 AM
godplaysSNES posted...
For the PS3 and 360, you're probably best off using a monitor that just supports 720p


TC said it would be for PC gaming as well.
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#6crawdadPosted 9/19/2013 5:25:39 AM
As long as it has HDMI in and some way for you to have audio, you'e good to go.

If you get no sound when you do this though, make sure you check/change your 360 audio options to stereo, that happened to me doing that.
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#7XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 9/19/2013 6:32:28 AM
Oddly, I tried connecting an Xbox 360 to a Samnsung Monitor with HDMI cable thats 1980x1200 and it looked all blurry for some reason. :/
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#8XjphPosted 9/19/2013 9:20:34 AM
XxTwisted26xX posted...
Oddly, I tried connecting an Xbox 360 to a Samnsung Monitor with HDMI cable thats 1980x1200 and it looked all blurry for some reason. :/


That sentence is horribly constructed. I'll assume you mean the native res of the monitor is 1980x1200, because that's the only way it makes sense.

And of course it looks blurry. You're upscaling the 360's already upscaled 540p/600p/720p/maybe sometimes 1080p output to 1200p. If the monitor has a "1:1" option for image size that might improve things, but then it won't take up the full screen.
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#9reincarnator07Posted 9/19/2013 9:40:18 AM
XxTwisted26xX posted...
Oddly, I tried connecting an Xbox 360 to a Samnsung Monitor with HDMI cable thats 1980x1200 and it looked all blurry for some reason. :/


Did you set the resolution properly on the xbox?
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#10gastamanPosted 9/19/2013 10:13:26 AM
XxTwisted26xX posted...
Oddly, I tried connecting an Xbox 360 to a Samnsung Monitor with HDMI cable thats 1980x1200 and it looked all blurry for some reason. :/


Those are odd dimensions for an HDMI cable.
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