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    Help connecting Xbox to PC, thanks

    Hi. My son has a decent hd lcd pc monitor and wants to connect his xbox. When he has the xbox connected with the ethernet cable we get messages about a windows extender on the network (or something like that), and so we want to know where we will find the cheapest piece of equipment we need to connect the xbox to the pc. Have seen a similar post about this but it's a bit too advanced and doesn't really answer the question I have. Thanks, Liz

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    Let me get this straight he wants to play his Xbox (360???) on his LCD Pc monitor? You'll need to look on the back of the monitor and see what ports it has, take a picture and post it up or give us the model number.

    when plugging in the Ethernet you are turning the Xbox 360 into an extender to play music/videos and pictures on your TV through the 360.

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    lumoruk;3631600

    Let me get this straight he wants to play his Xbox (360???) on his LCD Pc … Let me get this straight he wants to play his Xbox (360???) on his LCD Pc monitor? You'll need to look on the back of the monitor and see what ports it has, take a picture and post it up or give us the model number.when plugging in the Ethernet you are turning the Xbox 360 into an extender to play music/videos and pictures on your TV through the 360.



    It is a Viewsonic VG2030wm. I have just cut and paste the following from their website:-


    The ViewSonic VG2030wm LCD monitor is a stand-out choice in the large screen display arena offering lifestyle enjoyment and workplace productivity.


    Features a 16:10 widescreen and 1680x1050 optimum resolution that makes it easy to view multiple documents
    ClearMotiv® 5ms video response with Dynamic Structure™ technology delivers brilliant HD video content
    Comprehensive height, tilt and swivel adjustments let you work or play comfortably for hours
    Integrated speakers and amplifier complete the multimedia desktop experience with rich stereo sound
    ClearMotiv® 5ms video response time
    Fast 5ms video response enables digital HD broadcast-quality video.


    Dynamic Structure™ technology
    Innovative liquid crystal composition and pixel matrix accelerate video response for seemless video and graphics.


    Ergonomic base adds ease and comfort
    Ultimate ergonomic flexibility comes built-in with the convenient 3.2" height adjustment, 360º swivel and tilt.


    High 300 nit brightness (typ) and 800:1 contrast ratio (typ)



    Multimedia enhanced
    Save desk and workspace and enjoy rich, stereo sound with built-in stereo speakers.


    OptiSync® digital/analog inputs expand your connectivity
    Multi-mode input technology supports both digital (DVI) and analog (VGA) signals for ultimate compatibility and configuration flexibility.


    PC and Mac® compatible



    Stylish slim-bezel design
    An ultra-thin bezel lets you see more without taking up valuable desktop real estate.


    TCO'03 and ENERGY STAR® qualified



    VESA® 100mm wall mount interface and Kensington® security port



    Windows Vista certified



    LCD
    Type 20" color TFT active matrix WSXGA+ LCD
    Contrast Ratio 800:1 (typ)
    Viewing Angles 160° horizontal, 160° vertical @ contrast ratio > 10:1
    Brightness 300 cd/m2 (typ)
    Display Area 17.1" horizontal x 10.7" vertical; 20" diagonal
    Optimum Resolution 1680x1050
    Response Time 5ms (max)
    Light Source Long life, 50,000 hrs. (typ)
    Panel Surface Anti-glare
    COMPATIBILITY
    PC VGA up to 1680x1050 non-interlaced
    Mac® Power Mac G3/G4/G5 up to 1680x1050
    DIMENSIONS
    Physical With Stand 19.4" x 18.8" x 9.1" (493mm x 477mm x 230mm)
    Physical Without Stand 19.4" x 15.3" x 2.8" (493mm x 388mm x 70mm)
    REGULATIONS
    UL, cUL, FCC-B, ICES-003, CB, CE, ENERGY STAR, NOM, GS, Argentina TUV-S, ERGO (covers ISO13406-2 & MPR II), TCO'03, GOST-R, SASO, PCBC, VCCI, BSMI, CCC, MIC, PSB, C-TICK, RoHS
    PACKAGE CONTENTS
    LCD display, VGA cable (DVI cable not included), power cable, audio cable,Quick Start Guide, ViewSonic Wizard CD
    WARRANTY
    Three-year limited warranty on parts, labor and backlight.
    AUDIO
    Speaker 2x2-watt
    RECYCLE/DISPOSAL
    The lamp in this product contains mercury. Please dispose of in accordance with local, state and federal laws.
    CONNECTOR
    Power 3-pin AC plug
    Audio Input Stereo mini audio line in
    Analog/Digital 15-pin mini D-sub/DVI-D
    POWER
    Voltage AC 100-240V (universal)
    Consumption 43W (typ)
    CONTROLS
    Basic Power, 1, down, up, 2, mute, volume +/-
    OnView® Auto image adjust, brightness, contrast, input selection, ViewMatch® color adjust (sRGB, 9300K, 6800K, 6500K), information (mode, model number, serial number), audio (volume, mute), manual image adjust (H. position, V. position, fine tune, sharpness), setup menu (language, resolution notice, OSD position, OSD timeout, OSD background), memory recall
    OPERATING CONDITIONS
    Temperature 41-95°F (3-35°C)
    Humidity 20-80% (non-condensing)
    WEIGHT
    Net With Stand 15.4 lb. (7.0 kg)
    Net Without Stand 13.2 lb. (6.0 kg)
    Gross With Stand 20.2 lb. (9.2 kg)
    VIDEO INPUT
    Analog/Digital RGB analog (75 ohms, 0.7 Vp-p)/DVI-D
    Frequency Fh: 24~92kHz, Fv: 50~85Hz
    Sync H/V Separated (TTL)
    POWER MANAGEMENT
    Meets TCO'03 and ENERGY STAR® standards
    ERGONOMICS
    Height adjustment range 3.2", tilt, swivel range 360º


    Bit too much info?!! I have also checked the back of it and the ports are: - the usual blue one that connects the monitor, the green audio lead, and a white lead that I think he has connected to his graphics card as well. Hope this helps. Thx, Liz

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    70% sure you need one of these

    If someone can confirm. You'll need a 360 with a HDMI socket though which all the latest ones do.
    ebuyer.com/pro…512
    http://image.ebuyer.com/UK/P0130512_C0000024_P0000000.jpg

    If you don't have HDMI socket on your 360 you'll need one of these
    keene.co.uk/ele…176
    http://www.keene.co.uk/pages/cat/jpgs/KA176.jpg


    This is the HDMI socket on the 360, it's the small bottom one below the big fat socket
    http://crave.cnet.com/i/bto/20070809/360_hdmi_540x405.jpg

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    As a note though he will complain that circles aren't circles, 16:10 isn't supported by the 360 only 16:9

    Original Poster

    Just a normal HDMI cable then? Thought it was gonna be something completely different. He has one of the new XBOX 360 60gb consoles (as those who were following my moral dilemma post on Friday night will know!!) so it has the socket you mentioned. As daft as this may sound, is it the white or blue port that the large end of the HDMI cable fits into? I would say the white so as to by-pass the graphics card but I'm a guessin'. Thanks again. Thought this was gonna be an expensive extra but I think I can stretch to a few quid, credit crunch and all!! Ta chaps!

    you dont actually plug the 360 into the computer, rather directly into the monitor, which should have some form of 'source' selection button/option.

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    Robcampo;3633082

    you dont actually plug the 360 into the computer, rather directly into … you dont actually plug the 360 into the computer, rather directly into the monitor, which should have some form of 'source' selection button/option.



    Yeh, but ... which of the two cables is removed from the monitor - the blue one that is the more usual to see or the white one which is connected at the other end to the back of the pc via the graphics card? So is it the white or blue? Thx

    Appledore;3633124

    Yeh, but ... which of the two cables is removed from the monitor - the … Yeh, but ... which of the two cables is removed from the monitor - the blue one that is the more usual to see or the white one which is connected at the other end to the back of the pc via the graphics card? So is it the white or blue? Thx



    ya should only have one wire from the screen to ya pc...
    so remove (prob the white one, thts likely to be dvi) and remove from screen,
    then plug the correct wire (u may be able to convert ur existing wire? iv got a ps3 myself, so not entirely sure, just trying to help (were not all horrid fanboys)) between the 360 n the screen....
    hopefully thts right..

    edit
    dont forget ull speakers etc for the 360 as it wont play fru the screen like on a tv

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    Saw this at Gamestation earlier expensive though and the picture quality won't be as good
    gamestation.co.uk/Xbo…le/
    http://www.joytech.net/images/products/60-1-xbox360_digital_av_vga_cabl.jpg
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