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Will games on my 360 look noticeably worse with VGA?

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3 years ago#11
I found VGA to be better than component and on par with HDMI on a low quality screen. On my high end Samsung, VGA is still better than component but HDMI is very, very crisp and vivid. Its not enough to bother me but Im lazy. If you really wanted to you can get an HDMI to DVI cord and get a DVI switch box and just flip between the two sources when you want.
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3 years ago#12
Graybes posted...
Alright cool thanks. I will have to set it up and try everything tonight. Hopefully I can play with the resolution and find something that looks decent. If not i guess the cheapest option is to get a new monitor.


THere's an "expanded" mode under video settings too, look for that, forget exactly where, Makes a huge difference from what I remember.
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3 years ago#13
It's not even noticeably different from hdmi, so no worries.
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3 years ago#14
IMO I found that the main difference when using VGA as opposed to component/HDMI is the level of brightness. It's not just a simple brightness setting that's adjusted through the game or monitor settings, it has more to do with tv/monitors that are actually HD. I use to be a huge Geometry Wars player and at times the screen is just too bright on HD screens. I found myself getting higher scores using VGA between it kept the crisp image and screen resolution without the super bright lights. Again, this is just my opinion. I'd be interested to hear if anyone else agrees.
3 years ago#15
So it seems like the type of cable won't be much of a problem. But will my monitors resolution be the real problem?
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3 years ago#16
Graybes posted...
So it seems like the type of cable won't be much of a problem. But will my monitors resolution be the real problem?

Yes, if anything causes you problems it'll be your resolution. Try the resolutions that popping4it highlighted and see how they look.
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3 years ago#17
VGA should look pretty close to the same as HDMI, but you may need to play with the color space and that other reference whatever settings hat's also right there in the 360 display settings.
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3 years ago#18
So I hooked everything up and tried out halo 4 and I was a bit disappointed with the graphics. With VGA and not being able to match the resolution the game looked worse in a distracting way. It was like playing a PC game with the textures and environment video settings on low.

I decided to get a new monitor with an hdmi port and set up a dual monitor setup I've always wanted.

Thanks for the help guys.
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3 years ago#19
Graybes posted...
So I hooked everything up and tried out halo 4 and I was a bit disappointed with the graphics. With VGA and not being able to match the resolution the game looked worse in a distracting way. It was like playing a PC game with the textures and environment video settings on low.

I decided to get a new monitor with an hdmi port and set up a dual monitor setup I've always wanted.

Thanks for the help guys.


ya completely depended on the scaler on the monitor looks like its no good.
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3 years ago#20
Graybes posted...
So I hooked everything up and tried out halo 4 and I was a bit disappointed with the graphics. With VGA and not being able to match the resolution the game looked worse in a distracting way. It was like playing a PC game with the textures and environment video settings on low.

I decided to get a new monitor with an hdmi port and set up a dual monitor setup I've always wanted.

Thanks for the help guys.


In the meantime you can always use an hdmi to dvi converter although you will need an audio dongle for the sound if you have a fat console or are unable to connect with toslink on the slim.

edit - I used to use vga but I was having an issue with ghosting on my display and switched.
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