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    How would I go about playing xbox 360 through my pc monitor?

    Hello again, okay my pc monitor (24", 1920x1080) has a hdmi socket, I want to use the hdmi port to play at better quality (I don't know much about this stuff). Would I need to get a hdmi to hdmi cable? Does the xbox 360 have a hdmi port? I don't know the answer yet as I'll be getting the slim in around a few days. Preferably if one of you guys could show a picture of what the lead should look like.

    Thanks

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    you just need an hdmi cable

    if no built in speaker simply plug some in and you will be set to go. hdmi to hdmi cable is fine.

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    Alfonse

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Konnect-Component-Audio-Cable-Warranty/dp/B001U7RNLG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1280938948&sr=1-2http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cabling4Less-DVI-VGA-HD15-Adaptor/dp/B000FII810http://www.amazon.co.uk/1-8M-HDMI-Cable-Gold-Connectors/dp/B0017RW94A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1280939137&sr=1-1



    Thanks, but why would the second option be best?

    if you dont have speakers you can take the original cable and pull apart the grey part that goes into the xbox, the will then fit in the back of the xbox at the same time as the hdmi cable. you can then plug your speakers in

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    dcx_badass

    The very first ones didn't have HDMI, the new one does though, so all you … The very first ones didn't have HDMI, the new one does though, so all you need is a HDMI to HDMI cable, if your monitor has speakers then this will do it all. If not only the picture. Let us know what speakers you have.



    Aah i see, unfortunately I have standalone speakers, will that be a problem?

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    gdp-it

    if you dont have speakers you can take the original cable and pull apart … if you dont have speakers you can take the original cable and pull apart the grey part that goes into the xbox, the will then fit in the back of the xbox at the same time as the hdmi cable. you can then plug your speakers in



    That sounds dangerous

    why doesnt edit comments work >??? bloody thing

    PraxxtorCruel

    That sounds dangerous




    no not at all seperate the grey plastic and just put electrical tape aroud the missing plastic, its well known

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    dcx_badass

    Ignore the first post, you don't need any of that. All you need is a HDMI … Ignore the first post, you don't need any of that. All you need is a HDMI cable, and then if you show us the connections your speakers have we can give you links to the adaptors you need.Those adapters are wrong for DVI anyway, and wrong for a VGA xbox.



    It kinda looks like the the two in the middle, thats what I use to connect them to the pc.


    http://1.imimg.com/data/N/3/MY-754953/speaker-wire_250x250.jpg

    I bought these speaker and subwoofer a goof 5 years ago lol.
    Edited by: "PraxxtorCruel" 4th Aug 2010

    Original Poster

    gdp-it

    http://www.chadledford.com/?p=50pics and details



    Thanks will have a look at that.

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    The ebay item I put above shoud work then as far as I know.You can get … The ebay item I put above shoud work then as far as I know.You can get splitters to have your PC and Xbox plugged in at the same time aswell.



    Then there is another wire, that plugs into my subwoofer which connects to the sound/volume adjuster (which also has mini speakers), looks like this but quite a bit wider

    http://www.bafo.com/products/200x200/VGA_1_m.gifp
    Edited by: "PraxxtorCruel" 4th Aug 2010

    dcx_badass

    Ignore the first post, you don't need any of that. All you need is a HDMI … Ignore the first post, you don't need any of that. All you need is a HDMI cable, and then if you show us the connections your speakers have we can give you links to the adaptors you need.Those adapters are wrong for DVI anyway, and wrong for a VGA xbox.



    I deleted my post the second I posted it as I did'nt want it to come across as me saying someone had made a mistake in not reading the op properly but you get a gender change with official xbox vga cable so the dvi to vga @ amazon would work but only with gender change

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    This site is utterly ridiculous here is the pic,

    http://www.elgobay.com/shop/cart/images/7003217cv1a.jpg

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    Ok, microsoft blocked the two cabless again, so you have to crack off the … Ok, microsoft blocked the two cabless again, so you have to crack off the casing or buy the thinner dongle from ebay/dealextreme, and the wire from ebay, and some rca cables.



    Ah geez, thanks everyone. That really sounds like a painful job.

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    Basically you need:Picture:HDMI CableAudio:Xbox audio connection dongle … Basically you need:Picture:HDMI CableAudio:Xbox audio connection dongle (or crack casing off included composite cableFemale RCA to Female 3.5mmcouple of rca cables.



    Okay thanks, dcx, will start some cable shopping. Damn Microsoft.
    Edited by: "PraxxtorCruel" 4th Aug 2010

    The new 360 S has built in optical out.

    Im sure the optical dongle with 2 rca was on sale somewher for £6 this week
    Edited by: "dontasciime" 4th Aug 2010

    Was not just for his benefit


    Was busy editing post as well

    Original Poster

    By the way will this work?

    amazon.co.uk/Xbo…ADE

    This optical thing, how does it look like? I think I will leave the case cracking for later
    Edited by: "PraxxtorCruel" 4th Aug 2010

    Original Poster

    Okay guys so which one of these ports would the sound go through, or are there a few which can be used?

    http://vendyxiao.com/pictures/xbox360-back.jpg
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