Xbox 360 to my monitor??

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by bobbyboulders, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. bobbyboulders macrumors regular


    Sep 6, 2006
    hey guys,

    i just wanted to know if i can connect a xbox 360 to my computer monitor? is this possible?

    I have a Samsung 2232BW:

    I'm assuming a dvi to hdmi convertor should be enough? How would the graphics look?

    On top of that, what should i do about sound?

    thanks in advance!
  2. jhsfosho macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2006
    Houston, TX
    You could either use an hdmi-DVI cable if your xbox has an HDMI output, or use a microsoft VGA cable. With the hdmi-DVI cable, you would need a audio dongle that comes with an elite, or with the microsoft HDMI kit for $50. However, I picked up one of these used from a gamestop for $5. You could also hack a component cable to build your own.

    With the VGA cable, you would need a RCA- 1/8" jack adaptor for audio. probably available from Radioshack or online.

    I don't know if there would be any advantage of using HDMI over VGA or vice-versa. Maybe matching your monitors resolution of 1680 x 1050 would make the difference. I'm pretty sure the VGA cable can output 1680 x 1050.

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