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#1 12 years ago

Hey, I've heard that if you hook up a VGA cable between your 360 and some kind of PC monitor, you can get HD standard visuals. Does it have to be a particualr type of PC monitor? I'm not sure about mine. It's flatscreen, but thats about all I know :rolleyes: Also, if this is true, how do you get sound with it? Any help would be appreciated.




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#2 12 years ago

http://www.ocmodshop.com/ocmodshop.aspx?a=296

You need one of those. That gives you a VGA output for your PC monitor and a stereo audio output.

I believe that your XBOX 360 will automatically choose a resolution that your screen will display. You need a 17" LCD monitor to display 720p HD, which (I believe) is the highest the 360 will display.




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#3 12 years ago

I have a 360 and it displays 1080i or something like that...




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#4 12 years ago

Well I dunno, since I don't have one. I just read something that says it was updated via software to support 1080p or something. But to display 1080p on an LCD monitor you'll need a 24" widescreen (well I think there are a few 23" ones but they seem to cost either the same, or more, for some reason...). Which are bloody expensive. As in £650+.

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=408880 and http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=421253 are examples.




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#5 12 years ago

ok then, um... how can I tell if my monitor is LCD?




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#6 12 years ago

I might add, these cables are $60. Stay with standard-def.




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#7 12 years ago
Some Lazy Dr;3388015I might add, these cables are $60. Stay with standard-def.

They're really not. The official ones are $40 and you can get equivalents from companies such as Joytech for about $20.

Fear, does it look like these:

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or these:

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The four in the first pic are LCD monitors. The other 3 are CRTs.




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#8 12 years ago
Fear-No-Evil;3387265It's flatscreen

That means it is LCD.




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#9 12 years ago
Enterprise2002;3388106That means it is LCD.

See, there's a reason I rarely post in the tech discussion area :) Thanks for your help, peoples.




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#10 12 years ago

You can actually get flat CRT monitors so it wasn't a stupid question.




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