what adapter do i need to play my xbox 360 on my pc monitor?

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Found 3rd Sep 2009
I have just bought the new digimate 23" full hd monitor for my pc and would like to use my xbox 360 on it,it has a vga port and dvi and so was wondering what adapter i would need ?what one would give me the best pic?


thanks

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Or posssibly a hdmi > DVI lead

Original Poster

Babbabooey;6196770

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Xbox-360-High-Definition-Cable/dp/B000AYYADE



are they not the same lead that comes with the xbox 360?i thought maybe a hdmi to dvi adapter or some might be able to be used??

the leads that come with 360 are similar to the vga ones but are composite or composite & component

vga http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/961/axbox360vgacable01ukb.jpg


Tv/HDTV http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/3179/xbox360hdcablecomponent.jpg

yes, hdmi to dvi lead would be better but you would have to use a standard AV cable in the AV hole to get the sound onto your stereo (or amp). Both HDMI lead and Standard AV leads do not fit together, but just pop the plastic AV end appart and wrap tape round it so its thinner. ( Or use the Audio dongle you get with the elites, these are the correct size and fit with a HDMI lead already in.)

If you go the VGA route, then get the GENUINE MS VGA lead in its blister pack, as not only are all the cheap ones complete pap and will give you shadows, but the MS lead in its pack comes with the adaptor to connect two vga leads together if you need it (from the MS lead to a lead coming from your monitor, as some monitors have a hard wired lead and not a VGA port)

If you want to use hdmi>dvi you would need the bit to plug into your 360 if yo wanted Dolby digial 5.1 sound via optical out unless you bought an elite you did not get it.

dontasciime;6196948

If you want to use hdmidvi you would need the bit to plug into your 360 … If you want to use hdmi>dvi you would need the bit to plug into your 360 if yo wanted Dolby digial 5.1 sound via optical out unless you bought an elite you did not get it.



You can use a standard av lead for this as described in my previous post, but audio dongles are cheap at CEX - DONT go to eBay as you will get ripped off!

Original Poster

DudeyGeeza;6196922

yes, hdmi to dvi lead would be better but you would have to use a … yes, hdmi to dvi lead would be better but you would have to use a standard AV cable in the AV hole to get the sound onto your stereo (or amp). Both HDMI lead and Standard AV leads do not fit together, but just pop the plastic AV end appart and wrap tape round it so its thinner. ( Or use the Audio dongle you get with the elites, these are the correct size and fit with a HDMI lead already in.)If you go the VGA route, then get the GENUINE MS VGA lead in its blister pack, as not only are all the cheap ones complete pap and will give you shadows, but the MS lead in its pack comes with the adaptor to connect two vga leads together if you need it (from the MS lead to a lead coming from your monitor, as some monitors have a hard wired lead and not a VGA port)



cheers,my monitor has built in speakers so would a hdmi-dvi cable be enough?im a bit confused now lol

Original Poster

this is the monitor i just got-

ebuyer.com/pro…049

Original Poster

should i just buy the above lead in the image above and then i will be sorted for the pic and sound?

could someone link me to the product on ebay please just so i dont order the wrong one


thanks

strobez1977;6196998

this is the monitor i just got-http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169049



Unless you've got an optical-coaxial convertor, and then run the optical cable from your Xbox and into the convertor, and then coaxial from the convertor to your monitor, the only way you'll get sound is through a stereo/cinema system.

I don't think the offical Microsoft VGA cable will help for audio, as your monitor doesn't have the correct inputs.

strobez1977;6197014

should i just buy the above lead in the image above and then i will be … should i just buy the above lead in the image above and then i will be sorted for the pic and sound?could someone link me to the product on ebay please just so i dont order the wrong onethanks



I already did - get it from Amazon. :thumbsup: Ensures it's the official one, and not some knock off version.

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midlandscomics;6197017

Unless you've got an optical-coaxial convertor, and then run the optical … Unless you've got an optical-coaxial convertor, and then run the optical cable from your Xbox and into the convertor, and then coaxial from the convertor to your monitor, the only way you'll get sound is through a stereo/cinema system.I don't think the offical Microsoft VGA cable will help for audio, as your monitor doesn't have the correct inputs.






how much would the converter cost please and is it easy to set up?

thanks

jeezus, no-one on here listens..

Yes a HDMI to DVI doesnt have sound, but he has a STANDARD AV cable which if you split the end appart you can plug in at the same time as the HDMI lead and use the red and white ends with a 2 quid RCA to headphone adaptor on, which will go into the guys monitor and play the sound out of his speakers

Appart from that, get the official VGA one, it will come with that RCA to headphone adaptor to use on the red and white leads on the VGA cable... Just you will be on a VGA signal and not HDMI

strobez1977;6197042

:(how much would the converter cost please and is it easy to set up?thanks



£14.99 ]here

Easy to set up, you just plug it into the mains

DudeyGeeza;6197057

jeezus, no-one on here listens..Yes a HDMI to DVI doesnt have sound, but … jeezus, no-one on here listens..Yes a HDMI to DVI doesnt have sound, but he has a STANDARD AV cable which if you split the end appart you can plug in at the same time as the HDMI lead and use the red and white ends with a 2 quid RCA to headphone adaptor on, [COLOR="Red"]which will go into the guys monitor and play the sound out of his speakers[/COLOR]Appart from that, get the official VGA one, it will come with that RCA to headphone adaptor to use on the red and white leads on the VGA cable... Just you will be on a VGA signal and not HDMI



It's only got a digital coaxial audio input according to the spec though

midlandscomics;6197065

£14.99 ]hereEasy to set up, you just plug it into the mains






To the OP - Does YOUR monitor has a small headphone type port where you can plug in audio?

Or is it only the Coaxial port? would be a little weird for a monitor like that to not have one...

Original Poster

think it only has coaxial port

no worries, if its only coaxial, get the 15 quid adaptor lol, i'd just use a stereo or something though dude, forget the pap built in tinny speakers the monitor has..

Take a pick of the connectors ont he back and post it here

this is what mine has:

http://www.trustedreviews.com/images/article/inline/9343-img7156s.jpg

Original Poster

DudeyGeeza;6197173

no worries, if its only coaxial, get the 15 quid adaptor lol, i'd just … no worries, if its only coaxial, get the 15 quid adaptor lol, i'd just use a stereo or something though dude, forget the pap built in tinny speakers the monitor has..Take a pick of the connectors ont he back and post it here



once i buy the adapter what other cable will i need?thanks

strobez1977;6197271

once i buy the adapter what other cable will i need?thanks



One of ]these, and one of ]these

Original Poster

midlandscomics;6197293

One of ]these, and one of ]these



cheers mate,do you have a ebay link for both of these wires so i can order it all from there,thanks

dcx_badass;6197416

So weird for a monitor to have digital input and not an analogue … So weird for a monitor to have digital input and not an analogue one.Could you get an actual picture of your connections.



Edit, pic was of dcx's

But yes, especially as the onboard speakers are sheite

i.ve plugged mine in with a hdmi cable and it works fine sound comes out perfectly with speakers on the monitor.:thumbsup:
also, if you are with v media, they will send one free, i've had three and no charge.

dcx_badass;6198727

They don't have HDMI on the screen.


oh, thats no good then,nevermind.:oops:

Original Poster

lukekey;6198616

i.ve plugged mine in with a hdmi cable and it works fine sound comes out … i.ve plugged mine in with a hdmi cable and it works fine sound comes out perfectly with speakers on the monitor.:thumbsup:also, if you are with v media, they will send one free, i've had three and no charge.



sorry im lost how have you got yours set up?do u own the same monitor as i listed in the thread topic?

cheers

dcx_badass;6199987

No they don't as they use HDMI, will you please get us a photo of your … No they don't as they use HDMI, will you please get us a photo of your connections.



+1million!:thumbsup:

dcx_badass;6201657

Well done you can post a link I asked for a photo of the connections … Well done you can post a link I asked for a photo of the connections though.



If you had of opened the link there was some pictures there for you not just words.

there are no pictures of the connections on that link dude, pictures of the monitor but not of the connections it has..

DudeyGeeza;6203838

there are no pictures of the connections on that link dude, pictures of … there are no pictures of the connections on that link dude, pictures of the monitor but not of the connections it has..



I think you will find there are pictures of the connectors besides which that is/was not the point

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/7654/dgmm.png

lol, and this is a PHOTO of me sticking my tounge out..:p

DudeyGeeza;6203944

lol, and this is a PHOTO of me sticking my tounge out..:p




It should be brown

dcx_badass;6204497

I asked for a photo of the connections not a stupid little drawing, try … I asked for a photo of the connections not a stupid little drawing, try again, better luck next time.



why do you think you are so important that my reply pertained to you in the first instance, get over yourself :lol

BTW though there is not a need for a photo is there cos according to DGM those are the connections and its already established that the monitor is not really that good for use with 360 without buying something else to do sound. check out ebuyer forum and other places so a photo is not going to resolve it no matter how much any 2 of you thinks the connections are different to that of which OP and manufacturer has already said exists on that monitor.


Too funny on here it really is.
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