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Okay, so I am seriously considering getting an Xbox 360 now. I will be running it through my BenQ FP202W 20" Widescreen Display (via DVI) and though my Logitech Z-2300 2.1 Speakers. I am going to be purchasing:

-Xbox 360 Pro Console ($400)
-Microsoft D-Sub Cables ($35)
-Microsoft Network Adapter ($85)
-Microsoft Wireless Headset ($50)

I will be the only one using the console; so, I will just need the one controller and the one headset. My Xbox LIVE Account will be the only profile on the 360. (I already have ~1000 Microsoft Points and ~11 Months left on the account.)

Do I need anything else to get started? I already have really fun Arcade Games and I will be barrowing a few games from GameFly before I get some real games. I'm thinking about getting: Rainbow Six: Vegas, Splinter Cell: Double Agent, and Assassin's Creed (I'll become an Ubisoft Rep. for sure ).

Speaking of connection I am thinking of hooking up Xbox something like this:

Video: Xbox 360 --> DVI Cable --> Display
Audio: Xbox 360 --> Splitters --> Speakers

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Looks like you'll be set when you get the stuff. I will tell you though I have seen a lot of horror stories over at the Xbox.com forums about that wireless headset.

I'm definitely waiting on Assassin's Creed release also.
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Some people said that it cuts out and hisses, but I believe they fixed that. I've read 2-3 recent reviews and they state that the quality is on par, or even better, than the Wired Headset.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DriverHeaven
I was astonished by the overall sound quality that was on par (if not slightly better) than the old wired headset.
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The audio quality of the headset for listening is quite good if you're talking to someone on a decent wired headset. There is little to no hissing or popping anymore. However if you're talking to someone also using a wireless headset, your audio experience may vary.
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Originally Posted by Matt Brett
Best of all, the sound quality is incredible! I know they stepped up the quality overall with the latest Dashboard update, but it really does sound great with this new headset.
And, if I do encounter problems, I will just return it (because everything will be purchased from Newegg) and use the wired one.

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ummm I say

just a different VGA cable


or is the Xbox connector proprietary?

You can get 6' HDMI cables for 3$. No point on spending 35$ on a vga cable

(unless you need that one )
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ummm I say

just a different VGA cable


or is the Xbox connector proprietary?

You can get 6' HDMI cables for 3$. No point on spending 35$ on a vga cable

(unless you need that one )
It's proprietary from the 360, the cable he's getting goes from the proprietary output to VGA. Is there or isn't there a DVI one?

It looks like he's not getting an Elite, so he has no use for HDMI. Plus his monitor doesn't have HDMI input.
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post #6 of 25
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ummm I say

just a different VGA cable


or is the Xbox connector proprietary?

You can get 6' HDMI cables for 3$. No point on spending 35$ on a vga cable

(unless you need that one )
First off all, I don't have HDMI anywhere. Secondly, I need one from Microsoft or a company like Monster Cables because I need it to hook up to the back of my Xbox 360. And, they usually run between $40-50 for them.

Have I been saying VGA? I mean DVI, thanks.

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First off all, I don't have HDMI anywhere. Secondly, I need one from Microsoft or a company like Monster Cables because I need it to hook up to the back of my Xbox 360. And, they usually run between $40-50 for them.

Have I been saying VGA? I mean DVI, thanks.

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alright o its proprietary.

My point abuy the HDMI cable was that there MUST be a cheap VGA cable if that was so cheap
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Check this ebay seller about the cable, I think Dezixn showed me this link. He said he has one and it works fine, and it's about half the price!
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Should I get a KVL Switch or would running my PC off of D-Sub be fine?

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KVL switch.

There fairly cheap off newegg
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