xbox 360 & monitor. getting a lot of ghosting

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i recently got an xbox 360 and i bought a 22" monitor for using with the xbox, i then bought what i thought was genuine 360 vga cable off ebay for £7 but its a chinese special nicely packed to look like a oem product, the cable does look decent.

I set the xbox display to 1690 x 1050, after this the dashboard had lots of ghosting on the screen, game play was not as noticiable but it still had ghosting going on.

have i chosen the wrong resolution or is it likely its my cable that causing the ghosting ?
 
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I have heard that crapy non MS cables can often be the blame for these types of issues. it might be worth buying a fully MS 1 and giving that ago?
 
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Assuming it isn't the monitor's fault through the VGA connection (which is doubtful). And you have 60HZ 1680x1050 selected as the res... the only thing it could be is the cable.

Can you try someone else's, or test it on another monitor?
 
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i recently got an xbox 360 and i bought a 22" monitor for using with the xbox, i then bought what i thought was genuine 360 vga cable off ebay for £7 but its a chinese special nicely packed to look like a oem product, the cable does look decent.

I set the xbox display to 1650 x 1080, after this the dashboard had lots of ghosting on the screen, game play was not as noticiable but it still had ghosting going on.

have i chosen the wrong resolution or is it likely its my cable that causing the ghosting ?

Would be the dodgy chinese cable mate, try get an official one.
 
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I have heard that crapy non MS cables can often be the blame for these types of issues. it might be worth buying a fully MS 1 and giving that ago?

I'd also blame this. my sister uses an unofficial one and compared to the real thing it's quite rubbish! It could be down to the cable.
 
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hi, its the cable no doubt about it, a friend used an alternative and the ghosting was terrible, that chinese immigrant is sure to be made as cheaply as possible
 
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Thanks for all the replies guys, unfortunately i dont have another vga cable to try so ill try it on another monitor and see if its the same, the monitor is a 5ms response time.

I just wanted to make sure i had the resolution right.
 
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def teh cable. I had a mad catz one originally when the official ones were in very short supply after release and the ghosting from that mad catz one was realy bad. I did have a post/pic of the difference on here a while ago but it's gone now
 
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Yep, definitely the cable. I had a Mad Catz one and the ghosting was appalling; swapped it for an official one and the display was pin sharp.
 
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Can only echo what has been said here already mate. Get the MS official VGA cable. I've been using one with my 22" monitor for about a week now and it works perfectly at 1680x1050

I think the general rule of thumb is that anything under 8ms is generally okay for gaming with 5-2ms being ideal.
 
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I wouldnt complain at £17 considering the poor quality you get for trying to save some money and buying 3rd party :)


i had not researched the price of cables, the ones on ebay look like oem packaging so this has fooled me, i have bought 2 and opened 1 so im asking if i can return them both.:(
 
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