Apple Display with PS3 and Xbox 360

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by macuser154, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    Is there any way I can use my 20" Apple Cinema Display with a DVI input with either a PS3 or Xbox 360.

    I understand that the Xbox sends out Analog signals that are incompatible with the display, is there any way to get round this?
     
  2. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    For the PS3, you can get HDMI - DVI cables.

    For the Xbox, depending on what model you have, if yours has HDMI, do the above route, if not, you can get a composite - VGA cable, then just tack on a DVI adapter, boom, done.

    That's my thoughts, no idea if it would work though.
     
  3. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard that the HDMI signal of the PS3 is HDCP protected all the time. Because the 20" Cinema Display doesn't have HDCP you won't get a picture using an HDMI --> DVI cable.
     
  4. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    It doesn't work. There are many threads on this. I tried it once myself. Ended up with a Dell 24" monitor for less and its amazing.
     
  5. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    You heard right. You cant use the PS3 on an ACD without very expensive HDCP strippers which cost about the same as a new monitor.
     
  6. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    I wish the PS3 would output a VGA signal natively then I could hook it up to my 20" Dell monitor. My 2005FPW doesn't have HDCP support either.
     
  7. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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    I tried to hook my PS3 up to my LG monitor using HDMI to DVI and failed miserably due to the HDCP or whatever it is called. Pissed me off actually.
     

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