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So, I wanted to hook up my XBOX 360 to my monitor only to find out my monitor got one stinking DVI input. I tried hooking PC up as VGA and XBOX 360 as DVI. I did not like the PC display at all. So, the question now is, should I get a different monitor that offers a bit higher resolution with two DVI input? Get another used monitor same resolution as current? Or get one of those DVI switches?
Option I would mean I will either sell my current monitor or hook it up to my wife's computer or something. Option II will mean I will be running two monitors, which is not a big deal except occuping a bit more real estate. Ofcourse, I will wall mount both.
I am not quite sold on Option III yet. The prices for switches seem to very from $40 to about $200. I do not know what the higher priced ones entail. If it is 'you get what you pay for', I might as well get another monitor. I can see sometimes good ones on sale here in OCN.
Any ideas or suggestion will be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 5
I use my xbox with my computer monitor too, and i just unhook the DVI cable and switch them when i want to switch. You could get a DVI extension cable so that you could easily unhook the PC and hookup the xbox.

I would recommend getting a monitor that does 1920x1080 for the xbox.
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Hmmm....never thought of a DVI extension really. I will have to look into that! Rep for you.

Yes, I think I will get higher resolution monitor in a few months. My current one is 1680 X 1050. So, 1900 X 1200 is probably what I will be looking for.
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Originally Posted by Awaz;12018604 
Hmmm....never thought of a DVI extension really. I will have to look into that! Rep for you.

Yes, I think I will get higher resolution monitor in a few months. My current one is 1680 X 1050. So, 1900 X 1200 is probably what I will be looking for.
Just wondering, is yours a Acer V223w?
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Its X223W
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
GPU cooling - XSPC Razer full GPU blocks Win 7 Home Premium Asus PB278Q 2560 X 1440p ISP Logitech G15 
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