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#1 wargod

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 03:37 PM

What exactly is the best way to use my modded original xbox on my Asus VH236H monitor.? Do I need to make a VGA cable and flash my firmware or can I just use a converter off monoprice?

Monitor has only hdmi, dvi, and vga inputs. Currently have my 360 hooked to the HDMI port.

Since the xbox can only display up to 720p, does it matter if I go component to VGA or would component to HDMI be better?

Was considering

http://www.monoprice...rmat=4#feedback

or

http://www.monoprice...rmat=4#feedback

VGA means I don't need to get an HDMI splitter since my monitor only has one HDMI input.

Do they still sell this anywhere?
http://www.vdigi.com..._...7&Itemid=53

I tried using one of those component to VGA cables, but it didn't work. Not sure if my monitor has sync on green.

Edited by wargod, 20 May 2012 - 03:50 PM.


#2 Heimdall

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 04:21 PM

You neglect to mention how your Xbox is modded.

Native VGA with a VGA BIOS / Softmod / boot disc would be slightly better quality in theory, and it's certainly cheaper if you can solder your own Xbox to VGA cable, but a component to VGA adapter works fine, and should avoid the SOG problem.

If you use an external converter then component to VGA is fine. Component to HDMI is probably overkill - you are simply adding an extra layer of A-D-A conversion (with its associated noise) for no benefit.

Which "Component to VGA cable" did you try?

#3 wargod

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 06:12 PM

Thanks for the response! I tried a cable that looks like this: http://www.amazon.co...G...9709&sr=8-1

I used it with a coupler:

http://www.amazon.co...-...9741&sr=1-1

to connect my OEM Microsoft HD A/V cable that has the optional optical audio input on it. Kept saying no VGA signal detected when the monitor was in VGA mode.

Box is hard modded with a 120 GB hd and evox dash.

Will quality will be lower with the external VGA converter? Can the xbox display in 720p through the monitor using the external VGA converter below:

http://www.monoprice...rmat=4#feedback

Edited by wargod, 20 May 2012 - 06:12 PM.





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