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Can I Play Xbox Games On On Vga (pc) Screen ?


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#1 XanTium

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Posted 20 October 2002 - 04:13 PM

yes , several online stores like Xtreme-Mods sell VGA adaptors for Xbox.

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Posted 22 December 2002 - 11:54 PM

jester.gif But these VGA adapters do not really give good quality picture - they just convert the PAL/NTSC signal to VGA.

The peopel at xbox-linux are working on a REAL VGA output directly from the xbox. With an appropriate BIOS, you can then play all the games on a VGA Screen with better quality.

I am waiting for that thing to come out...

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#3 DJSl4m

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Posted 16 February 2003 - 04:14 PM

Yes you can, but the ones on that site are nothing more than component input to VGa adapters, and they look horrible and blurry.

The only 2 that I know of that do work, and output at 480p, and 780p are located here:
http://www.digital-x...ga_box.htm#9999

& here:
http://members.cox.n...oxVGA/Home.html

#4 MartialXboxArtist

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Posted 15 March 2003 - 08:55 PM

Just make sure you get one that outputs true 480p or else you'll get some really blurry graphics.

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Posted 02 April 2003 - 05:07 AM

http://members.cox.n...oxvga/home.html

The guy Ken builds a non-interlaced VGA adapter. The store bought ones have only refresh 30 times a second instead of 60, and aren't true VGA.

#6 lordgorhda

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Posted 23 June 2003 - 05:34 AM

ok, this is kind of a late reply or question :-) whatever

but where can you get a 780dpi one that you mentioned????

when is linux-xbox coming out with theirs?

and which one should i get, i am really confused?


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Posted 29 July 2003 - 01:10 AM

Also if you have a video card like the ATI All-In-Wonder 9700/9800 pro you can play your X-Box on you monitor...I've done it a few times with mine.

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Posted 14 February 2004 - 08:26 PM

your talking about component input using your all-in-wonder right ?

ive created a thread (http://forums.xbox-s...howtopic=172658) regarding xbox's and tv-tuners.. i have an MSI tv-tuner but havent hooked up an xbox to it yet and was very curious on the quality and performance..

post results ! smile.gif

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 03:21 AM

I did not note how old this post was. However Team Xbox (www.teamxbox.com) recently reviewed a $60 unit that converts into all the formats. I cannot get to the review, it is under their "features" section which is under construction. I have the review bookmarked at work...if i remember i will post it here.

Well looky here, i remembered beerchug.gif

http://hardware.team...tent.php?id=724

Edited by rainfever, 01 March 2004 - 09:40 PM.


#10 rainfever

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 02:23 PM

Ok, here is the link to that review for the VD-Z3 Component-to-VGA Transcoder

http://hardware.team...tent.php?id=724

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 03:06 PM

There's also this one that seems to be nice:

http://www.x2vga.com/

I don't have one (yet) but the reviews are pretty positive. Review links are on the site...

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 05:47 PM

QUOTE (Gerald @ Jun 16 2004, 04:09 PM)
There's also this one that seems to be nice:

http://www.x2vga.com/

I don't have one (yet) but the reviews are pretty positive. Review links are on the site...

I'm using one of those and I think it's great. The picture on my monitor is crisp and clear - as good as the picture from my pc (albeit at a lower resolution). It has a 480i mode which is fuzzy but good enough for 5 mins to let you set the dash to 480p. The revised "+" model which I have has vga-passthru for your pc.

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 02:19 PM

QUOTE (Gerald @ Jun 16 2004, 04:09 PM)
There's also this one that seems to be nice:

http://www.x2vga.com/

I don't have one (yet) but the reviews are pretty positive. Review links are on the site...

I currently have the Redant Sagestar VGA Box and would like to strongly advise people to avoid it. Even with extensive fiddling with the contrast and brightness controls both on the VGA Box and the monitor itself i was still unable to get a very useable picture.

It was blurry and colour was so weak it might as well have been a old B&W movie! jester.gif

I also tried using Svideo input through my ATI Radeon 9800SE card and this was actually quite impressive picture quality was far clearer than with the dedicated VGA Box and colours were much stronger. Of course it was only running at standard TV resolution but still was impressive despite this.

The VGA box mentioned there looks very impressive and i am glad to see it offers true HDTV resolution to make use of the monitors improved display quality.

I think i would be quite interested in getting one but since the site is US based and i am in the UK im not sure if i will be able to get one. Will they ship to the UK and has anyone else in the UK managed to get this VGA Box. What sort of shipping costs am i likely to have to pay?

Another thing; will UK PAL games support the 480P and beyond display modes needed to use this VGA box or is it only US software that supports this?

Sorry for all the questions hope someone can help me out

many thanks in advance smile.gif




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