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Displays Xbox HDMI output to LCD monitor - sits in standby!

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by MiNiMaL_FuSS, 12 Feb 2011.

  1. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    This one is killing me, so cookies for he who solves the problem.

    I have purchased an extra xbox 360 - with HDMI out.

    This Xbox works fine on my HDTV downstairs, it works on dvi, hmdi and component, so all the cables are also fine.

    Bring it up stairs and plug it into my spare 24" Benq G2400W, the screen sits on standby! I've tried both HDMI and DVI (using HMDI>DVI convertor) and the Benq will just not pick up the signal.

    Thinking maybe it was the monitor I tried my comp on both DVI and HDMI slots with the same cables and it was fine.

    Why can my xbox not bring my monitor out of standby? Help!
     
  2. tehBoris

    tehBoris New Member

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    Is the xbox configured to use HDMI out?
     
  3. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    also what modes over hdmi is the screen capable of, you might have to configure the xbox output to a certain mode.
     
  4. Ringo1

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    It might be worth checking to see what resolution your xbox is set to. Not all monitors with HDMI connections (especially computer monitors) can handle standard definition 576i or 480i through HDMI. You might simply need to change to either any progressive (anything ending in p, not i) resolution or specifically 1080p60.
     
  5. MiNiMaL_FuSS

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    I've tried switching off auto detect and setting it to the lowest settings on the telly and then putting it on the tft - perhaps lowest settings isnt actually the way to go due to xbox's abnodrmal resolutions?

    maybe i should try 1080p? thats 1920x1080 or similar...but the benq dosnt diaply that, it displays full 1920x1200 - so would that even work?

    anyone recommend a standard resolution that the xbox does?
     
  6. MiNiMaL_FuSS

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    no luck set to 1080p either :(
     
  7. MiNiMaL_FuSS

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    could the refresh rate be responsible? i noticed that the xbox runs on 50hz and the monitor on 60hz? surely this would just cause a fuzzy image though as opposed to no signal?
     
  8. Ringo1

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    The monitor almost certainly doesn't support 50Hz, doesn't the xbox let you choose 60?

    Couldn't find a manual for this model so I can't tell exactly what resolutions it supports, but we've tried one in the office here and I'm pretty sure it won't do 1080p50 or 1080i50.

    The only way to find out what resolutions it supports would be to connect it to a PC (for an instant list - bear in mind that all the supported PC resolutions will be 60p not 50p or 60i) or laboriously try every single resolution by setting up the working monitor next to the BenQ so you can change res on the xbox on the working monitor and then try plugging in the G2400W.
     
  9. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    and no it wouldn't cause a fuzzy image, as its a digital signal, the monitor would just ignore a resolution/refresh rate it doesn't support.
     
  10. MiNiMaL_FuSS

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    in which case it's porbably mystery solved - now I've gotta work out how to get the xbobx onto 60hz...not seen the option anywhere?
     
  11. MiNiMaL_FuSS

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    Still no go! 60hz makes no difference, driving me mad this one
     
  12. bladecs_04

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    is your monitor hdcp compatiable because if its not it probably wont work
     
  13. MiNiMaL_FuSS

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    It's HDCP compliant and is capable of 1:1 mapping on 1080p, it's also happy with 720p apprently....it just dosnt seem to be activated by the damn xbox on either dvi or hdmi, makes no sense to me!

    I'm going to take it downstairs and switch from the tv to the screen whilt the xbox is running and outputting all the right settings via hdmi and see if that wakes it!
     
  14. Dr. Awesome

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    When the xbox is turned on it should auto-detect settings, so changing it on another screen is not going to do anything.
    You will have to note down the sequence of buttons to change the display settings and then perform then on the Benq, when you have no display.

    I had to do this once for my monitor but then it remembered them for when I switched again.
     
  15. MiNiMaL_FuSS

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    I turned off auto detect so shouldnt be an issue. But I definately like the idea of remembering the sequence, I'll try writting it down.

    Intresting thing to add, monitor still not detecting signal from the xbox, but it knows it's there...as if you unplug the xbox end of the cable the 'no singal detected' message becomes 'no cable detected'. Which makes me thinks i's definately something to do with the xbox's display settings.
     
  16. Ringo1

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    Does the monitor work at 1080p from a PC? If not, then it's not going to work from the xbox either.
     
  17. MiNiMaL_FuSS

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    1080 = 1920x1080

    Monitor is hapy all the way upto 1920x1200 via HDMI output from my PC. All the reviews says it will do 1080 just fine and simply puts a small blakc strip at the top and bottom to make up the missing 120pixels.
     
  18. MiNiMaL_FuSS

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    MYSTERY SOLVED

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the HDMI output on the xbox is borked!

    Now I tested this breifly on my HDTV downstairs and it worked....but I only literally plugged it in, got a picture and went on my way, upon re-testing it properly the picture turns it'self off, flickers and gets strange scrambled red line appear and dispear on it.

    My thoughts, the hdmi out is duff, and perhaps my TV display is more forgiving than the TFT display.

    So I try it on another TV.....Picture has a might red hue and then scrambles madly....Xbox's hdmi definately looking broken.

    Finally I popped down the street and borrowed my friends xbox, plugged it into the monitor - and hey presto it worked first time! also works flawlessly on all the TVs.

    Result, one broken xbox HDMI out that works partly on more forgiving TVs and not at all on strict monitors - seems weird to me! but definately broken.
     

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