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Connecting a PAL Xbox up to an LCD monitor

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by fatnick, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. fatnick

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    Sorry to bother you all, but i was wondering whether anyone can give me any advice regarding the viability of connecting an un-modded PAL Xbox to a TFT monitor. Firstly, is this actually a worthwhile activity with the HD support out of the question? will the default interlaced Xbox output seem of higher quality when displayed on a monitor, or will it just make jaggies more noticeable? Secondly, a quick question about technology. I've already checked the monitor's up to the task (it has 300cd/m2 brightness, a contrast ratio of 500:1 and a 16ms response time), but i'm a litle confused about the Vga boxes. Although there appear to be plenty available, all of them appear to have their fair share of "OMG!!!!! WORST BOX EVOR!!!!" customer reviews. Is there any bos which is particuarly useful (and cheap!) for a PAL gamer?

    Thanks for your time and help. I'm a total n00b at this.
     
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    I think you will need something like this x2vga which by all accounts is the vga box to get.

    If progressive scan is available to you then i would certainly recommend going to whatever ever lengths needed to convert your xbox to output the signal, whether it be via a mod-chip or soft mod of the xbox, do a search of this forum for lots of info on the subject.
     
  3. dolph

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    x2vga+ will only work on an NTSC box - so would require the PAL box to be modded and switched to NTSC.
     
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    thanks very much! i'm still a little worried by the negative reviews, but i'll give it a go.
     
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    The negative views are probably people using composite, it is crap using composite, S-video is tonnes better on this device.
     
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    Thanks alot! the box arrived the other day and i must say that i'm pretty pleased with it! much better than the tv at any rate. Now if only Microsoft handn't disabled high definition support.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Is there not a VGA box available that will allow you to use an XBOX Scart lead or a digital video connection? S-Video quality on a montor is wasting it's potential.
     
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    You can use VGA box although the quality is poor.

    I just bought an awsome monitor CTX M730V.

    It has RGB (Red,Green,Blue) , S - Video, Component (Red, Blue, Green) INPUT!!!

    i connect my GC to it through the component cable.

    i bought TFT for £300 reduced from £450 at www.simply.co.uk
     

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