Apple Cinema Display and the X-Box

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  1. Joebot macrumors newbie

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    Recently an adapter was released that allows xbox owners to use the xbox with a VGA Display via an adapter

    http://www.teamxbox.com/article.php?id=724&t=h

    the G5 with a Cinema display came with a DVI to VGA adapter. Anyone think it would work?
     
  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    Re: Apple Cinema Display and the X-Box


    Not for these purposes no, it was a DVI->VGA adapter which was included with your G5, not the other way around which would be needed to connect your Xbox to it.. There is a solution but the cost would outweigh the benefits I would imagine, plus you're converting from VGA to DVI which doesn't exactly help the quality.

    http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=1301

    But be warned, it states that it only works if the source matches the native resolution of the display, otherwise it would be useless. Plus the cost ($299!) is also a turnoff.

    Your best bet if to hook it up to a regular VGA monitor or an LCD which has a VGA input if you want to go the computer route...
     
  3. Hodapp macrumors 6502a

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    I tried one of these at an XBOX party I was at, I thought the video quality was lackluster because of how the LCD scaled the output from the XBOX. *shrug*
     
  4. Joebot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply's guys. Too bad, I was hoping to finally get a nice picture for my Xbox games. Maybe i'll just have to save up for an HDTV. Thanks!
     
  5. 7on macrumors 601

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    Let's not forget that TVs are 720x480 (US) so an LCD would obviously stretch this.
     
  6. Joebot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    some xbox games are setup to utilize widescreen format though. So a widescreen would be fine.
     
  7. Spock macrumors 68000

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    Some X-Box games are also coming out that are VGA Compatible.
    I have to say for a Microsoft product it works well.
     

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