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nbond99

Playing GTA 4 on my computer monitor

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roofy85

get the 360 VGA cable for 30$ and plug it in. your done and you get HD

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nbond99
get the 360 VGA cable for 30$ and plug it in. your done and you get HD

Thanks for the quick response. Alright, and that plug will go from the 360 to the monitor?

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waggy44

i use a 19" monitor for my 360 basically for the cheap HD. cable was quite pricey as i remember but connects straight from your 360 to your monitor. you may need to set the resolution in the display settings of the 360.

 

EDIT: maybe not pricey...

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Psych

You only need HDCP for PS3 -> Monitor use.

 

A 360 VGA cable will do finely, I used mine on my monitor for a short while.

 

EDIT: Most monitors don't support 1080p till they reach about 24" so VGA cable will do nicely.

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nbond99

You guys are extremely helpful, thank you very much. icon14.gif

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Crab Tactics

You need speakers; I'm hooked up to a 21" beast, but I'm using my PC speakers.

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Deuce Deuce

So long as as your monitor has a 15-pin VGA input on it somewhere, you'll be fine. If it just has the chord coming from it, you'll need a female-to-female connector so that you can plug it in there.

 

But then you'd have to take it off and plug it back into your computer for switching between, which would be a pain.

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nbond99
You need speakers; I'm hooked up to a 21" beast, but I'm using my PC speakers.

I do have speakers, so that will be fine, thanks.

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tld

 

 

 

this isnt me but he is the sh*t

 

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nlitement
So long as as your monitor has a 15-pin VGA input on it somewhere, you'll be fine. If it just has the chord coming from it, you'll need a female-to-female connector so that you can plug it in there.

 

But then you'd have to take it off and plug it back into your computer for switching between, which would be a pain.

/facepalm

 

WTF where do people get their cables from? Jesus.. you GET IT WITH THE MICROSOFT VGA CABLE! The gender switch and an RCA-3.5mm converter.

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thor79

 

You guys are extremely helpful, thank you very much.  icon14.gif

I'd like to echo this response...very helpful.

 

I didn't realize the 360 has a VGA connection kit available for it. That definitely beats playing on a standard composite connection on my LCD monitor. Looks like my CRT is going to be getting hooked up to my 360. I would hook it up to my LCD, but for some reason it's getting burn in...no joke...and it looks like sh*t when I play 360 games on it...but still better than my TV which you can't read small text on.

 

/me goes to his car to go find this neat little kit.

 

Might be good to stickify this post or provide this info in a stickified post...I'm sure there's more than a few new console owners who are like me and wish to play at a higher resolution than their TV can provide but can't (because they don't know about 360 to VGA cables or HDMI to DVI cables).

 

 

/facepalm

 

WTF where do people get their cables from? Jesus.. you GET IT WITH THE MICROSOFT VGA CABLE! The gender switch and an RCA-3.5mm converter.

 

you do? I bought my 360 something like 4 weeks ago...HDMI version (Pro bundle...so no HDMI cable included)...it came with the composite/component video cable...nothing else...no VGA hookup.

Trust me...as primarily a PC Gamer...if I had seen a VGA hookup I would have jumped on the chance.

Edited by thor79

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Deuce Deuce
So long as as your monitor has a 15-pin VGA input on it somewhere, you'll be fine. If it just has the chord coming from it, you'll need a female-to-female connector so that you can plug it in there.

 

But then you'd have to take it off and plug it back into your computer for switching between, which would be a pain.

/facepalm

 

WTF where do people get their cables from? Jesus.. you GET IT WITH THE MICROSOFT VGA CABLE! The gender switch and an RCA-3.5mm converter.

Not everyone has the official one. Mine came with just the cable alone, how was I supposed to know that the official one came with all the extras?

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tld
So long as as your monitor has a 15-pin VGA input on it somewhere, you'll be fine. If it just has the chord coming from it, you'll need a female-to-female connector so that you can plug it in there.

 

But then you'd have to take it off and plug it back into your computer for switching between, which would be a pain.

/facepalm

 

WTF where do people get their cables from? Jesus.. you GET IT WITH THE MICROSOFT VGA CABLE! The gender switch and an RCA-3.5mm converter.

cheaper to buy seperately from amazon

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solway

i am looking for a way to get audio to pc speaker from the Ps3

 

at the moment im using my TV with RCB for the audio and monitor for hdi 1080 video

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thor79
i am looking for a way to get audio to pc speaker from the Ps3

 

at the moment im using my TV with RCB for the audio and monitor for hdi 1080 video

They do make composite audio to 3.5mm adapters...I have several laying around here.

 

Unless of course the ps3 doesn't have composite audio (red/white) connectors.

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Psych

All of my mates have HDTV's and Xbox 360's with the HDMI port.

 

But not a single one know about it. They all use component because that's what was supplied with the Xbox, I'll tell them one day but I doubt they'll understand. lol.gif

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thor79

I love you guys for posting about the 360's VGA cable...got it, hooked it up and playing on my CRT right now at the 1280x1024 setting. It had the 1080p setting available too but it looked squished since the CRT isn't widescreen. Still it looks 100x sharper than what I was playing on before. I would bet it even looks better than the HDTV we have upstairs which is capable of 1080p.

 

Just have to get my audio hooked up properly. The hookup to my stereo doesn't work currently due to the separate audio cables on the VGA cable (they are bound together up to a certain point) not being long enough to reach. I just need to find my extension cables.

 

Again...I love you guys....I'll have everything in HD now. (otherwise known as standard PC resolutions tounge.gif)

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CaptainDude

Can i play IV in a Laptop monitor?

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thor79
Can i play IV in a Laptop monitor?

Laptop monitor? Not likely as I don't know of any laptops that accept input other than maybe svideo or composite...unless they have a special video input adapter.

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thor79

Oh I just thought I'd mention...the 360 gives you the option of displaying at 1080p with the VGA cable. I might give it a try by hooking it up to my Widescreen Dell LCD. Also, everything displays in a widescreen display....so at 1280x1024, my CRT has the letterbox display...black bars at the top and bottom. You can do away with the black bars but that just stretches the picture out...and I think I'd rather have the black bars.

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