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Hey guys, I have a bit of a problem. Since its apparent to me now that RDR is never gonna come to PC, I have an Xbox 360 and a bunch of other games I wanna play but I only have a monitor for hidef and do not want to spend money on a new TV or a new monitor with more input options

My monitor is one of the korean models you buy from ebay so it only has a dual link DVI port. I was wondering is there a box that will take in a VGA signal convert it to digital and output it to dual link DVI? Or maybe a box that can do VGA to HDMI and then an HDMI adapter that can convert to dual link DVI
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You can't. tongue.gif
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You can't. tongue.gif

Have you tried any of those connection options before?
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Originally Posted by edo101 View Post

Hey guys, I have a bit of a problem. Since its apparent to me now that RDR is never gonna come to PC, I have an Xbox 360 and a bunch of other games I wanna play but I only have a monitor for hidef and do not want to spend money on a new TV or a new monitor with more input options

My monitor is one of the korean models you buy from ebay so it only has a dual link DVI port. I was wondering is there a box that will take in a VGA signal convert it to digital and output it to dual link DVI? Or maybe a box that can do VGA to HDMI and then an HDMI adapter that can convert to dual link DVI
You can't
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http://www.ebay.com/bhp/dual-link-dvi-to-hdmi
Won't work for this application.
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Originally Posted by kevinsbane View Post

You can't
Won't work for this application.

Why not?
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Originally Posted by TitanSpec View Post

Why not?

HDMI is not electrically compatible with DL-DVI.

The monitors require a 1440p signal in order for it to display images properly.

The XBOX one cannot output a 1440p signal.

HDMI does not carry a 1440p signal in the same way that a DL-DVI signal does.

All of the above problems combine together in a morass of messy interactions and electronic complexity, or even individually all result in a issue which might be summarized as...

It doesn't work.

The bottleneck essentially boils down to the fact that the DL-DVI Korean monitor requires a 1440p signal, and the XBOX one cannot output a 1440p signal. The connection problems just exacerbate the issue.
Edited by kevinsbane - 4/2/14 at 11:28am
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For something like this the only possible option would be using an active adapter, much more expensive then the cheap passive adapters, usually $100+

http://www.amazon.com/Accell-UltraAV-B087B-002B-DisplayPort-Dual-Link/dp/B002ISVI3U

I haven't seen any that do HDMI though, you might be able to do something like Xbox>HDMI cord>HDMI to Displayport adapter>Active DVI-D Displayport adapter>Monitor.

This would be the only plausible way of it working which may or may not even work. There's behind the scenes things like the xbox's HDMI revision number which can make it plausible or imposible. I've never tested it and it's an expensive solution for just a bunch of cables.

Aren't most xbox 360 games in 720p or rarely 1080p? It probably wouldn't look that good on your monitor even if you somehow got it to work. The cost of all your cables and adapters you could get a 1080p computer monitor of similar size with HDMI input and not have to worry about it not working.

Reread your first post and you are using VGA out of your xbox? Is it an early model that doesn't have HDMI? I really don't think your going to have any luck with all these adapters and cable solutions.
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For something like this the only possible option would be using an active adapter, much more expensive then the cheap passive adapters, usually $100+

http://www.amazon.com/Accell-UltraAV-B087B-002B-DisplayPort-Dual-Link/dp/B002ISVI3U

I haven't seen any that do HDMI though, you might be able to do something like Xbox>HDMI cord>HDMI to Displayport adapter>Active DVI-D Displayport adapter>Monitor.

This would be the only plausible way of it working which may or may not even work. There's behind the scenes things like the xbox's HDMI revision number which can make it plausible or imposible. I've never tested it and it's an expensive solution for just a bunch of cables.

Aren't most xbox 360 games in 720p or rarely 1080p? It probably wouldn't look that good on your monitor even if you somehow got it to work. The cost of all your cables and adapters you could get a 1080p computer monitor of similar size with HDMI input and not have to worry about it not working.

Reread your first post and you are using VGA out of your xbox? Is it an early model that doesn't have HDMI? I really don't think your going to have any luck with all these adapters and cable solutions.
What you're proposing requires not just the one expensive adapter that you suggested, but also another, even more expensive adapter: an active HDMI -> DP adapter. Which still won't work, since the output of all these conversions... is still a 1080p signal, which the Qnix won't take. Alas.
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Wait wait, but wouldnt the 1080p signal from the xbox carry on to the monitor through the adpaters? I can set my monitor to 1080p from my Nvidia card, why won't it take 1080p from an Xbox? and yeah My xbox is the early version with no HDMI
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