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Problem getting my 1920x1200 WUXGA monitor to go 1080p on an Xbox 360

I just got a new Soyo 24" Widescreen WUXGA LCD monitor with a 1920x1200 native resolution.  It works fine on my PC, however I want to use it on my Xbox 360 as well, mostly for my HD-DVD player (yea, I know there's ways to get the HD drive to work on my PC, but then I have to deal with all the copy protection that keeps me from playing my legal discs).  

Obviously, I want these HD-DVD's to be able to play in 1080p.  I have the 360 VGA cable, so I'm not using any converters or anything.  However, when I set the 360 to 1920x1080, the horizontal resolution is correctly at 1080, but the vertical resolution is stretched out so far that a lot of it is off-screen and the image is stretched.  And when I open up the monitor's options, it says that it is displaying the image at 1680x1080 resolution.  

I was under the impression that WUXGA monitors with a 1920x1200 native resolution had no problem displaying a pixel-by-pixel representation of the 1080p (1920x1080) resolution.  Does anyone know if there's any way to make this monitor work on my 360?
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
AFAIK although they are great PC monitors the Soyo DYLM24 series don't support HD and are not advertised as being able to do this.  

The resolutions that can be supported are:
1920x1200 (24" Widescreen)
1600x1200 (20.1" LCD)
1680x1050 (22" Widescreen)
1280x1024 (19" LCD)

You could try forcing it to display 720p but I think you will get the same problem as your attempts with 1080.
Ding28Author Commented:
Oh well, I was afraid that would be the answer.  On the bright side, I did get my 360 HD-DVD drive to work on my PC.  The monitor isn't HDCP compliant, but I found a free and legal program called AnyDVD that will let me play my HD-DVD's anyway at their full resolution.  Thanks again!
Just an additional note, I believe the 360 is unable to display 1080p through the VGA cable. Only the component and HDMI port (if it's a later SKU 360) carry the 1080p signal you desire.
Ding28Author Commented:
It was once true that the VGA cable was incapable of displaying 1080p, but they claim to have fixed that in a software patch.  I still haven't seen it working in person, though.

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