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Hey, I was wondering if I got an xbox 360, could I hook it up to my computer monitor with my current setup.

Secondly, I was wondering if my monitor in my current setup is "HD?"
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post #2 of 7
It should be able to handle 720p. I'm not positive about 1080 though. If you want to hook up your console to your PC monitor, give this a shot.

http://www.vdigi.com/
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post #3 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chopes
Hey, I was wondering if I got an xbox 360, could I hook it up to my computer monitor with my current setup.
Microsoft sell a cable for this.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/x/xbox360vgahdcable/

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Secondly, I was wondering if my monitor in my current setup is "HD?"
Fuzzy area. "HD" specifically means 720p or 1080i. Monitors and video cards rarely display in those resultions, but they do go higher. Since I imagine your LCD monitor's native res is 1024x768 or higher, which is greater than 720p, you should get "HD quality" video. But is it technically HD, according to spec? I don't really know.
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So when people buy a new lcd 45" tv to play on their 360 to get the "best" out of the graphics, I would get "better" then they would?
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I don't know if it would be better per se, but it is definitely more cost effecient.

Besides, you really can't compare a 45" LCD TV with a 19" one.
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720p is 1024x720 progressive image, whereas the common computer resolution is 1024x768. Just different aspect ratios I guess. 1080i is 1920x1080 interlaced, but the common computer resolution (for widescreen displays at least) is 1920x1200 progressive, again just a slight difference.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chopes
So when people buy a new lcd 45" tv to play on their 360 to get the "best" out of the graphics, I would get "better" then they would?
No, it would be the same. And it could actually be worse, depending on how good a job that cable does of turning the image into the correct native size for the LCD monitor.
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