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My Xbox 360 on my Monitor

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I know this question has been asked like a million times, but recently I found out that Halo 3 looks pretty sexy if I played it on a pc monitor. I used to know about this stuff, but as time went I forgot. I know there used to be a converter box for S-Video to WGA or whatever the monitor cable was called. I've been out of the scene for a long time and I started forgetting all the terms lol

So what method is the best one so far to get my 360 to work with my CRT?
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Its actualy very simple to do.

You have to buy the Xbox VGA cable and then you just plug on end into your xbox and the other into your 360.

Iv been thinking about doing this for a while to my own 360.
    
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Thats what I do, although sometimes the clarity of the monitor rly makes jaggies show up all over the place.
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I run my 360 and PS3 on my LCD monitor and the both look great. The image quality is a little better on my PS3 as I use an HDMI to DVI cable for my PS3 and a 360 to VGA cable for my 360.

There are some HDMI add on type things for the 360s that don't have the HDMI port built in that give better image quality than the standard 360 to VGA cable, But you have to use optical audio if you're monitor doesn't support HDMI.

Edit: Here is what I was talking about.
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Its actualy very simple to do.

You have to buy the Xbox VGA cable and then you just plug on end into your xbox and the other into your 360.

Iv been thinking about doing this for a while to my own 360.
one end in the Xbox and one in the 360? Weird

My Xbox has the HDMI port on it, so if i buy HDMI to VGA or DMI, can I stull use the regular audio cables to plug the audio in? You know, the one cable I use for my TV, i will just plug the white and red into a stereo, would that work?
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one end in the Xbox and one in the 360? Weird

My Xbox has the HDMI port on it, so if i buy HDMI to VGA or DMI, can I stull use the regular audio cables to plug the audio in? You know, the one cable I use for my TV, i will just plug the white and red into a stereo, would that work?
yes, that will work just fine. i use this to get 5.1 sound out of my 360 while using hdmi.
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Cool, I've been thinking of using my monitor for my 360, but haven't been sure on the quality of the picture. So just need an Xbox 360 VGA cable? No problem there, then. I've just got the core unit 360.
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just buy the xbox 360 VGA cable. the Microsoft brand one is like $40.
but if you look around online, I found one for like $10-$12. And mine works really well.
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Cool, thanks. I'll keep an eye on ebay.
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man belive me when you look at the graphics of your xbox360 on your pc monitor , you will not belive that you were playing and wating your time on a normal TV, im playing with 1280x1024 resolution, perfect
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