Proper xbox configuration?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by PeteyG, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. PeteyG

    PeteyG Stunt Coordinator

    May 23, 2000
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    Not sure if this should be in the hardware of software section, so mods please move if necessary.

    I recently got an xbox and want to ensure that I have it connected properly to utilize the HD capabilites for games that are either 480p, 720p or 1080i (for the few that are).

    I have the xbox connected to my tv (Sony 32" KV-32HS500) via the component cables and the audio connected to my receiver. The xbox setup is set so that all HD signals are set to "yes". First question - for the picture do I set it to "Normal", "Letterbox", or "Widescreen"?

    My TV does the auto squeeze, where it will automatically detect a 16x9 display (although I can manually turn this feature on if needed), however I'm not sure it's doing this correctly. Last night when I was playing GTA Vice City, it was not in 16x9, but full screen.

    Thanks for the help!!

  2. Bill MacAdoo

    Bill MacAdoo Stunt Coordinator

    Oct 30, 2003
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    I have my Xbox set to Widescreen for my Zenith C32V36 4:3 HDTV. It has a sqeeze mode (although it's only automatic on 720p or higher resolutions).

    The dashboard displays vertically stretched, but 4:3 games play in 4:3 and widescreen games can be played in 16:9 either through automatic or manually squeezing.

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