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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!
I don't like taking chances. Spending the extra money is fine, I just want to be 100% sure when I am investing in something like this (a total of $700 ).

iampoor: The cheapest I could find was one for $100 that did not include anything (not even a Power Adapter) and it was not recommended by anyone.

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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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I have my 360 hooked into the D-sub of my 22" widescreen, and my comp through the dvi i just press a button on my monitor to switch between the two, my audio goes through a toslink optical audio cable into the front panel of my X-Fi sound card

needless to say, sounds great, looks amazing

just thought you may like to see what I'm running and that it does awesome, there are no needs for KVM switches and stuff
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I've had my wireless headset since Christmas and I like it a lot more then the wired one. The sound seems clearer and louder through it then the wired one.

edit: Don't you all mean KVM switch, not KVL?
    
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I have my 360 hooked into the D-sub of my 22" widescreen, and my comp through the dvi i just press a button on my monitor to switch between the two, my audio goes through a toslink optical audio cable into the front panel of my X-Fi sound card

needless to say, sounds great, looks amazing

just thought you may like to see what I'm running and that it does awesome, there are no needs for KVM switches and stuff
Do you have Dual DVI Inputs on your Monitor, if so, I completely hate you.

gamertag: Great to hear. (LOL IM SO FUNNY) And, yes, I do mean KVM.
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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 DVI HD 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

NiNja
I've seen the whole console cheaper on eBay, even new ones. Go with that imo.
To play it on your DVI monitor just buy a HD VGA cable off eBay for $15, then get a $2 VGA->DVI adapter from someone off OCN.
That wireless thing for the 360 is expensive, isn't there some sort of ethernet wireless receiver you could use?
And i wanted the wireless headset, but i am actually doing quite good with the wired one, it isn't bad at all of you shorten the cable length.
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Is there even a DVI cable for the 360? I've never seen one. Only D-SUB/VGA or whatever..
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Whatever This Is

That's D-Sub, right, if so, I am so happy.

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post #18 of 25
That is D-Sub, also known as a VGA port (the blue one, sometimes black) the other common one (that can't be used for 360) is DVI, it is usually white and a larger port then the VGA (D-Sub) input.

You could use one of these for a wireless adapter
http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satel...=2661962139B01

I have one and it works fine when my 360 isn't where it normally is. The only reason to get the 360 one is because it snaps onto the back of the console and one could say, looks "pretty". (meaning there isn't a string of wires for a device sitting next to the console)
    
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I've seen the whole console cheaper on eBay, even new ones. Go with that imo.
To play it on your DVI monitor just buy a HD VGA cable off eBay for $15, then get a $2 VGA->DVI adapter from someone off OCN.
That wireless thing for the 360 is expensive, isn't there some sort of ethernet wireless receiver you could use?
And i wanted the wireless headset, but i am actually doing quite good with the wired one, it isn't bad at all of you shorten the cable length.
The cable I am getting is D-Sub, actaully. So, I am going to go:

Video: Xbox 360 --> D-Sub Cable --> Display
Audio: Xbox 360 --> Audio Cable ---> Speakers

So, this whole thing will cost me $600 before shipping and that is a hell of a deal.

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You're running an optical cable from the 360 to your sound card correct?

and in your diagram you might want to put 360 D-Sub cable, since its not a standard D-Sub cable.
    
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