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    xbox 360 hdmi-dvi help

    hi ive got a 360 and want to display it on my monitor but it only has a dvi input. how can this be done?

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    wait a minute just reread your question

    amazon.co.uk/Fis…8-1

    you will need to get the sound connected separately though

    Get the official vga cable then get a vga-dvi adapter.
    It will still be Hi-Def (up to max on your screen res at least) and it has the appropriate output cables for sound.

    I use something similar to this.

    amazon.co.uk/Fis…8-1

    as good as the official vga and cheaper.

    for the sound I used the regular basic composite cable for the red-white audio leads. If you split the chunky plastic connector open you can plug both this and the HDMI cable in together.

    Original Poster

    any where you can get a cheap version of the standard adapter dont fancy breaking mine yp

    not sure - you don't have to break it though. It is meant to split for access.

    Magic_monkey;3375759

    Get the official vga cable then get a vga-dvi adapter. It will still be … Get the official vga cable then get a vga-dvi adapter. It will still be Hi-Def (up to max on your screen res at least) and it has the appropriate output cables for sound.



    This won't work as the vga-dvi adapter only works one way, you can attach it to a DVI-I port to extract the analogue signal but you can't put it on a VGA lead to plug into a DVI monitor. You need some conversion hardware to do that for you.

    John

    Original Poster

    so i dont have to cut it open or anything?

    guerilla;3395369

    so i dont have to cut it open or anything?



    It depends how you want to proceed, if you use the hdmi out there's no audio which means you have to use the main AV out. MS have produced an AV out block which gives you phono/optical out and they've deliberately made sure the standard component out block will not fit. So you can either buy the AV out block or you can cut your component out lead to fit in the back with the hdmi cable plugged in. I've not tried doing the cutting, I just went for the easier audio out option.

    John

    Original Poster

    any ideas on where to get the av out block?

    This is the official pack for it:

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    Not cheap however, I don't know if there is a third party version. You may be able to get the block on its own from eBay if someone is selling their one from the Elite pack.

    John

    The plastic block that is too big to fit does not need cutting. If you have one look at it. You can see the seam. It will need prying as mine had a dab of glue on it to keep it closed. Should be able to remove with no damage and then use electrical tape or similar to cover the wires.

    See here chadledford.com/?p=50- although I used a craft knife and not a huge screwdriver to keep it mark free.

    I am not sure you can buy the official optical out - but it comes with an "elite" so maybe ebay.

    Johnmcl7;3389206

    This won't work as the vga-dvi adapter only works one way, you can attach … This won't work as the vga-dvi adapter only works one way, you can attach it to a DVI-I port to extract the analogue signal but you can't put it on a VGA lead to plug into a DVI monitor. You need some conversion hardware to do that for you.John



    Im kinda confused but if your taking about using a Vga>dvi adapter on a official 360
    vga cable to connect to a dvi socket then yes it does work i tried it a few years ago but you wont get any sount because the vga doesnt carry the audio signal

    ttsese;3402992

    Im kinda confused but if your taking about using a Vgadvi adapter on a … Im kinda confused but if your taking about using a Vga>dvi adapter on a official 360 vga cable to connect to a dvi socket then yes it does work i tried it a few years ago but you wont get any sount because the vga doesnt carry the audio signal



    This would only work if the DVI port on the monitor was DVI-I rather then DVI-D - most monitors have the latter. A VGA-DVI adapter doesn't convert anything it simply extracts the analogue component from the DVI-I port which carries both digital and analogue, to make an analogue VGA connection work through a digital DVI port you would need a converter box as they are two different formats.

    John
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