XBox 360 on WQHD 2560x1440 Display - 720p or 1080p?

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    Hi,

    I've always run my Xbox 360 on the 1080p setting connected to a 1080p monitor. However, I'm now upgrading my monitor to a WQHD 2560x1440 one, so the new monitor will need to upscale the XBox's output as it won't output anything higher than 1080p. However, 1080 to1440 scaling is by a rather awkward factor of 1.33, whereas I'm thinking if I set my Xbox to output 720p instead, the 720 to 1440 scaling factor is exactly 2 which I would imagine would make for a better image?

    Is my logic correct - by setting the Xbox output to a lower quality, should I in theory get a better picture (and hopefully less lag with the monitor's scaler having "easier" calculations to make)?

    Am I also right that in fact the Xbox 360 actually works natively at 720p and only achieves 1080p output by onboard scaling anyway?
     
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    Hmmm, never thought of that, might give that a try if I can actually remember how/where the bits are to hook up a VGA cable to my Xbox! Thanks.
     
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    Looks like the 360 only outputs a maximum of 1080p (maybe 1152) over VGA, and my monitor will only accept a max 2048x1152 over VGA anyway - so I'm back to choosing between 1080p or 720p over HDMI
     

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