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Need help choosing a monitor for my pc/xbox 360

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Hi i want to buy a new pc monitor that will also let me play my xbox 360 though it in HD,i see CD discount,con has lots of good value monitors but im not sure what one would do both jobs. anyone re… Read More
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8y, 2w agoPosted 8 years, 2 weeks ago
Hi i want to buy a new pc monitor that will also let me play my xbox 360 though it in HD,i see CD discount,con has lots of good value monitors but im not sure what one would do both jobs.

anyone recently bought a monitor to do both the 360 and pc?


thanks
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8y, 2w agoPosted 8 years, 2 weeks ago
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#1
most will do it, depends how you want to connect it, Maybe one with 2 DVI inputs and get a HDMI to DVI convertor and plug pc into 1 DVI and the 360 into the other?
Or if your 360 does not have HDMI just get one with a DVI & VGA connector and then cable for 360 to VGA and plug 360 into VGA and PC into DVI??
Or if your PC is only VGA, get VGA cable for your 360 and get a monitor with 2 VGA and and plug 360 into VGA and PC
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ETC ;)

Have a look here for Idea's, also decide what size you want and what connection you want to use :)

http://ebuyer.com/store/Computers/cat/Monitors


Most will work as long s it has 2 connections, either way you will need seprate speakers for the 360, as moniotr ones are normally cr*p :)
#2
Chuckles1001
most will do it, depends how you want to connect it, Maybe one with 2 DVI inputs and get a HDMI to DVI convertor and plug pc into 1 DVI and the 360 into the other?
Or if your 360 does not have HDMI just get one with a DVI & VGA connector and then cable for 360 to VGA and plug 360 into VGA and PC into DVI??
Or if your PC is only VGA, get VGA cable for your 360 and get a monitor with 2 VGA and and plug 360 into VGA and PC
ETC
ETC ;)

Have a look here for Idea's, also decide what size you want and what connection you want to use :)

http://ebuyer.com/store/Computers/cat/Monitors


Most will work as long s it has 2 connections, either way you will need seprate speakers for the 360, as moniotr ones are normally cr*p :)





cheers m8


my pc has dvi im sure as its a geforce 9600gt

and also my 360 has hdmi
#3
would this one work ok?also how i get diff speakers to work with the 360?cheers

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158373
#4
Also will that monitor display in HD like my normal lcd tv
#5
strobez1977
would this one work ok?also how i get diff speakers to work with the 360?cheers

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158373


That one only has DVI-D and VGA inputs so you'd have to buy a VGA cable to connect your 360.

I have a Samsung SM2032MW which I'd highly recommend. It has DVI and VGA for connecting your PC and has Component and HDMI connections for consoles. It has an analogue TV tuner too so you can watch TV (you need to buy a freeview and connect using via SCART to get digital channels)

Richer Sounds had it in for cheap not too long ago now. I think that deal would have expired now but I paid £180 for mine and I consider that a great price :thumbsup:

edit: I was mistaken in saying it has VGA but you can get an adapter for VGA->DVI if your PC only has VGA..

edit2: still available @ richer sounds for £150 instore only. Would recommend you ring your local store first before making a trip especially though. http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=SAMS-SM2032MW
#6
That one would do it, but you would have to swap the cable over depending on what you were using, how muh max you want to spend and is there a limit on the size you want to go up to?

Also that one will only be 720P some are 1080P but it is still HD :)
#7
strobez1977
would this one work ok?also how i get diff speakers to work with the 360?cheers

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158373


Just plug them in the different speakers using the RED and White phono's :)
#9


Thats ok, but you would still have to swap the cables over depending on what you were using, unless you got a VGA cable for your 360

I would get this if your not bothered about the money and its 24" (1" bigger then you one you said) and only £25 more then the one you posted, it also has HDCP and HDMI

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/161554

This will just work, HDMI from 360 to screen, PC to DVI and 2W audio.

you can get cheaper with hassle, thats why i asked how big a screen and how much you want to spend as it helps to know so people can help you.

I would personally spend £104 on this

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/159078

and get a VGA cable for your 360 and use the PC on the DVI, the VGA cable you can pick up for less then £10

*EDIT its noy 1080P but it is 1050P and the 360 would work at this or 1080i you would not tell the difference :)
#10
strobez1977
Also will that monitor display in HD like my normal lcd tv


Yeah, PCs have been running in similar resolutions to HD for years, any widescreen monitor of normal size is going to be at a resolution higher than 720p, and the 30" ones are about twice the resolution of a Full HD TV (although that's reflected in the price).

Any monitor with an HDMI or DVI will let you plug your xbox in so compatibility isn't going to be an issue. One thing you do need to watch out for is that most monitors are different shapes to TV so unless it has 1:1 (on 1920x1200 and 1280x800) or Aspect (on 1680x1050 and 1440x900) scaling then the picture from the xbox will be stretched a little vertically. The recent HD monitors solve this by adopting a TV shape, i.e. making the screen shorter, which isn't ideal for long vertical documents on the PC like web pages and word processing files.

And these are all cheap monitors, so don't expect similar image or sound quality to your TV if that cost two or three times the price.

Oh, and with the Ilyama there's the same model with adjustable stand (that's what the B instead of E signifies) for not much more: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/159339
#11
just got one of these to use with my 360 and pc...
Samsung T240
couldn't be happier with it :)

if you want an alternate audio output, you'll need this...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Xbox-360-HDMI-Cable
the normal cables you get are too wide to use at the same time as an hdmi cable. bit pricey for what it is really, but you'll probably pick one up cheap pre-owned in blockbuster or gamestation. BB do them for £7.95 if can find a store that has one that isn't brand new!

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