Hooking Xbox 360 up to Monitor

By domi978
Jan 8, 2009
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  1. I am wondering what i need to get to hook my Xbox360 up to my Samsung Syncmaster 1080p monitor

    I want to get the best video quality i can on my monitor
  2. tuant

    tuant TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 256

    You need a cable that outputs the console’s video signal in VGA format

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  3. domi978

    domi978 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    yeah i know that much :)

    But my computer only has 1 VGA input..

    Is there some sort of adapter i can get where i can hook both my VGAS up and switch back and forth by flicking a switch? I thought i saw this somewhere a while back
  4. tuant

    tuant TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 256

    You can use a 2port KVM switch
  5. domi978

    domi978 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    yeah thanks that's the idea of what i'm looking for. i can't seem to find any online though
  6. tuant

    tuant TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 256

  7. domi978

    domi978 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Couldn't i use an HDMI cable?
  8. tuant

    tuant TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 256

    Yea, if your monitor has a HDMI input and is capable of switching between the two signals VGA and HDMI.
  9. domi978

    domi978 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yeah it can....

    So what do i need for that? just a normal HDMI cable?

    My xbox360 has an HDMI cable and so does my monitor.. My monitor also has built in speakers i believe.
  10. tuant

    tuant TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 256

    Connect your xbox360 HDMI cable to your monitor.
  11. domi978

    domi978 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks for your help..

    now how will i get sound from my xbox through an HDMI cable if my monitor does not have built in speakers?
  12. tuant

    tuant TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 256

    Your gonna need a monitor that has speakers.
  13. domi978

    domi978 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    There must be a way to get audio from my monitor when playing xbox360 with hdmi

    I have an audio out and digital audio out inputs on the back of my monitor.

    can i not just hook my speakers up to my monitor like i would with my headphones?

    All these different cables and plugs are confusing lol
     
  14. tuant

    tuant TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 256

    What kind of monitor do you have? Make and Model

    Anyway.....yes....connect the speakers to your audio out ports on your monitor.
  15. domi978

    domi978 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    24" Samsung SyncMaster T240 paid 300$.

    Thanks for your help. i will try that and hope it works.
  16. omegafate

    omegafate Newcomer, in training Posts: 117

    u guys do realize theres a vga wire for the 360 for the pc monitors and such

    but from wat i read it only does 720p so i might wanna check in to that

    other than that the hdmi idea sounds good if u can
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