Can you connect an Xbox 360 to LCD monitor?

Discussion in 'Games' started by xJulianx, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

    xJulianx

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Location:
    Brighton, UK
    #1
    I'm going to be getting an Xbox 360 in the next couple of days and was wondering if it's possible to connect it to my LCD monitor that I use for my MacBook.

    The monitor has both VGA and DVI connectors and a single mini jack that is labelled Audio-In.


    Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2005
    #2
    Yup, VGA cable works just fine. And, due to various official designations, it'll be able to do DVD upscaling and the HDMI-flag stuff at 1080p (various companies with anatomical circularity forcing you to do this and that with your kit, VGA is exempt from it all :D)
     
  3. xJulianx thread starter macrumors 6502a

    xJulianx

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Location:
    Brighton, UK
    #3
    VGA doesn't carry sound though? Or does it? I always thought it was only video that was carried over.
     
  4. xJulianx thread starter macrumors 6502a

    xJulianx

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Location:
    Brighton, UK
    #5
  5. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

    Foxglove9

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    #6
    I use it on my LCD and it does look fantastic.
     
  6. quikssurfer macrumors member

    quikssurfer

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    Location:
    KCMO
    #7
    what do you use?
    i'm in the market for a 22in LCD for the 360 mainly ;)
    any buying tips?
     
  7. erkanasu macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2006
    #8
    I got the dell 22" for $300 shipped. If your on a budget, I highly recommend it. ( plus it comes with a 3 year advanced replacement warranty)
     
  8. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2005
    Location:
    Ireland
    #9
    How come you guys in the USA get Dell monitors so cheap ?

    The 22" is €470 here, which is $610
     
  9. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

    grapes911

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Location:
    Citizens Bank Park
    #10
    Dell almost always has US only coupons/rebates/discounts (especially for monitors). No one ever pays full price for a Dell monitor. I purchased one about a year ago and got it for 50% of its normal price.
     
  10. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2005
    Location:
    Ireland
    #11
    ^ not fair :( And there European assembly HQ is here in Ireland too and we still dont get cheapies :(

    My Dell 24" should arrive today (only ordered yesterday) and it was €800 or $1010 compared to the $650-700 you get it for.


    Oh and another thing that bugs me. I'm about 2 hours away from the Dell factory in Limerick and 2 hours from the Apple factory in Cork. (plonked in the middle)

    When Dell ship a product it's here next day. When Apple ship it take 3-5 days minimum.

    What's that about ? :D
     
  11. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

    Foxglove9

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    #12
    I'm running it on a Samsung 172x 17". Not the newest or biggest but still looks great. Also you might want to check for a monitor with 2 inputs: One for DVI the other for VGA. Since your computer will most likely use the DVI port, the Xbox will use the VGA port. Otherwise you would need a switch box.
     
  12. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

    sikkinixx

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Location:
    Rocketing through the sky!
    #13
    I got a 19" Samsung LCD TV and it works awesome. I put the DVI for my PS3, component for Wii and VGA for 360. And it works good as a computer monitor since the resolution is 1440 x 900 instead of the ususal 1280x720. Plus it has all the little nice things a tv has like cable input, a remote, speakers (abeit crappy ones).
     
  13. quikssurfer macrumors member

    quikssurfer

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    Location:
    KCMO
    #14
    i was considering this - though included speakers would be nice..
    i'm also looking at an ACER 22inch.. same price range.. both max res 1680-1050
    i like all the hookups for the 2007WFP - hmm
    what do you guys use for speakers/sound?
    i'm working with a pretty small area so 2.1 may be ideal.
     
  14. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

    sikkinixx

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Location:
    Rocketing through the sky!
    #15
    make sure the Acer is HDCP set and all that.
     
  15. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2005
    Location:
    5045 feet above sea level
    #16
    most countries in europe are a bit more well socialist in the sense you have healthcare provided and the like. this means higher taxes on goods. that may be a reason if you are in a country like that
     

Share This Page