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Is there a way to hook up a 360 and a computer to this display?

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Obviously I can hook up my computer to the monitor, but is there a way to hook up a 360 in addition to the computer?

Im using this Samsung 906BW:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001094
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Yes, you need this
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Yes, you need this
That and a KVM switch. Ive been using this switch , its good however if you use a KVM switch it puts the 360 in demo mode which disables the center button and makes it difficult in game to do anything else.It can be circumvented if you start the 360 with the vga cable unplugged.
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Yes, you need this
Yup. Just get it off eBay for about $15-$17 shipped and your good to go.
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That and a KVM switch. Ive been using this switch , its good however if you use a KVM switch it puts the 360 in demo mode which disables the center button and makes it difficult in game to do anything else.It can be circumvented if you start the 360 with the vga cable unplugged.
Is there another way to get it to not go into demo mode by say disabling demo mode in a settings menu or is that not an option?
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You won't need a KVM switch. Just hook up the 360 through the VGA port and your PC through DVI.

Edit: Does your monitor have a source switch on the front? My Samsung 226BW does.
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If you have a source switch you don't , There might not be a problem with the demo mode if they listened to the people on the xbox forums because the live developers are the ones that told us about the work around and said it would be submitted for a place in a xbox live update.
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I'm missing something...whats this thing about the demo mode?
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I'm missing something...whats this thing about the demo mode?
In all there genius the programmers enabled some setting so that when a xbox 360 isn't plugged directly into the output source it locks down the xbox in "demo mode". Its used so that when they set them up in stores people cant mess around with the settings.
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post #10 of 11
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You won't need a KVM switch. Just hook up the 360 through the VGA port and your PC through DVI.

Edit: Does your monitor have a source switch on the front? My Samsung 226BW does.
Yes, I have a source switch. I guess that means no need for a KVM switcher.
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