Need Help With the Xbox 360 VGA Cables and My Monitor

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GarGar

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I need help clarifying a few things conscerning the Xbox 360 VGA Cables and my monitor.

My monitor is a Mag InnoVision 771FS-S

Questions:
1) This may sound really stupid but could someone please clarify exactly how I would connect the 360 VGA cables to my monitor?

2) Is my monitor even capable of playing Xbox 360 games in HD?

3) If it is, will the picture be stretched or will it automatically be adjusted to fit the whole screen?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

owain_thomas

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1) This may sound really stupid but could someone please clarify exactly how I would connect the 360 VGA cables to my monitor?
I've not seen one but I guess you'd just plug the thing in, like you do your current vga cable.

2) Is my monitor even capable of playing Xbox 360 games in HD?
The FAQ at the top lists some of the resolutions that will be supported, if you can read this on your monitor then its pretty safe to assume that you will be able to use your xbox360

3) If it is, will the picture be stretched or will it automatically be adjusted to fit the whole screen?
should be fine.
 
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GarGar

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Thanks for the help! It seems that my monitor is capable of HD but I am still a little confused about connecting it. Here is a picture of the Xbox 360 VGA cable:
HTML:
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=4196275
It seems like it requires the cable to be inserted directly into the monitor, but my monitor does not have this. Any ideas?
 

owain_thomas

Active Member
ahhh, I think I know what's going on. some PC monitors have a moulded cable coming out of the back rather than a VGA socket (which the cable you linked to would fit in).

this is a bit of a pain but not insurmountable. you can get a VGA cable extender which would just fit between the cable coming out of your monitor and the one coming out of the xbox. shouldn't cost more than a few quid. try maplin.co.uk
 
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GarGar

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OK, so I just need some sort of converter or extender. Thank you very much you have been a great help!
 

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