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July 31, 2014 1:01:28 PM

I just got an Xbox one (which uses a DVI cord for audio and video output) that I would like to play one using my VGA monitor input (it has HDMI but I would perfer to leave my PC on that) and my gaming headset. would this adapter work for that? Are there any less expensive alternative products that you would recommend instead (perhaps on tom's hardware)? Any advise would be a great help to me.

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July 31, 2014 1:06:46 PM

Does the XBox have a DVI plug at the end of the chord? If it does, then just use a VGA-DVI adapter.
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July 31, 2014 1:14:18 PM

Shadowblade2652 said:
Does the XBox have a DVI plug at the end of the chord? If it does, then just use a VGA-DVI adapter.


Cord.

Xbox One is HDMI only. There are HDMI to VGA converters out there (they are expensive because they have to convert a signal from Digital to Analog)
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July 31, 2014 1:22:27 PM

oh sorry I meant it's an hdmi cord for the xbox one and a the dvi and hdmi on my monitor.
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July 31, 2014 1:31:14 PM

and that would convert the audio and the video to my monitor? It doesn't seem that the xbox one allows headsets or speakers to be used except for when they are through that hdmi port.
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July 31, 2014 1:32:24 PM

Ryanpatt said:
and that would convert the audio and the video to my monitor? It doesn't seem that the xbox one allows headsets or speakers to be used except for when they are through that hdmi port.


well HDMI transmits audio I believe. My brother used a turtle beach audio converter for his XBox 360 which used an HDMI and he was able to use Grado SR-60s without problems.
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July 31, 2014 1:37:13 PM

The hdmi does but I think the dvi end would just sent the video without the audio. This part of the FAQ on the product says that I think: Can I use this to connect a PS4 to a monitor like I would connect the PS4 to a tv? Jan 6, 2014
The most common use is to convert from a DVI-D signal to HDMI, to hook a computer up to a TV. That said, it should work for any HDMI Female to DVI-D Male conversion, just look at the pictures and see if it is right for the cables you are looking at. Keep in mind that DVI does not support audio, so anytime you are converting from HDMI to DVI, you need another device for sound.
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July 31, 2014 1:39:24 PM

Ryanpatt said:
The hdmi does but I think the dvi end would just sent the video without the audio. This part of the FAQ on the product says that I think: Can I use this to connect a PS4 to a monitor like I would connect the PS4 to a tv? Jan 6, 2014
The most common use is to convert from a DVI-D signal to HDMI, to hook a computer up to a TV. That said, it should work for any HDMI Female to DVI-D Male conversion, just look at the pictures and see if it is right for the cables you are looking at. Keep in mind that DVI does not support audio, so anytime you are converting from HDMI to DVI, you need another device for sound.


I'm sorry I'm not at home right now so I cannot tell you the exact model of the device, but I do know it works and converts HDMI and allows you to use your own headphones.

Honestly just get an HDMI switch. That's SOOOO much easier than doing all this conversion.

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July 31, 2014 1:48:08 PM

not that's my bad the monitor does not have HDMI, only dvi and vga, I accidentally mixed that up in the op. If you're sure I can get audio and video from this adapter it's a great solution, just that FAQ answer has me a bit worried.
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July 31, 2014 1:49:26 PM

If you wait until I get home from work, I can check what the model on the turtle beach adapter is. I know it's like $30 or something, and you should be able to adapt it to DVI without problems.
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July 31, 2014 1:56:37 PM

alright and thank you for your help and patience so far.
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July 31, 2014 2:05:54 PM

AFAIK DVI does not carry audio in any way shape or form. The Xbox One, however, does have an optical out. Something like this would carry the audio to your monitor, provided it has a 3.5mm input port http://www.amazon.co.uk/TOSlink-Digital-Toslink-Optical... You could then use the 3.5mm output port (again on the monitor if it has one, check the manual!) to carry audio to speakers or a headset, provided either use a 3.5mm jack. Alternatively, buy a headset that uses optical audio. I use Turtle Beach XP500s, had them for a while now, and although expensive, do the job extremely well. The only downside is that, although this headset is compatible with Xbox 360 chat, it is only compatible with chat on xbox one using an additional cable from TB and a stereo to chat adapter from MS. You could, however, just use the kinect microphone for chat, it does the job

EDIT: Apparently that cable won't work properly unless your monitor has a SPDIF 3.5mm in or something, this isn't my strongest subject so apologies for that. A note on the XP500s though, the wireless audio thing it uses (name escapes me) has a 3.5mm jack you could use if you wanted for external speakers for when you don't want to use the headset
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July 31, 2014 2:08:26 PM

CGurrell said:
AFAIK DVI does not carry audio in any way shape or form. The Xbox One, however, does have an optical out. Something like this would carry the audio to your monitor, provided it has a 3.5mm input port http://www.amazon.co.uk/TOSlink-Digital-Toslink-Optical... You could then use the 3.5mm output port (again on the monitor if it has one, check the manual!) to carry audio to speakers or a headset, provided either use a 3.5mm jack. Alternatively, buy a headset that uses optical audio. I use Turtle Beach XP500s, had them for a while now, and although expensive, do the job extremely well. The only downside is that, although this headset is compatible with Xbox 360 chat, it is only compatible with chat on xbox one using an additional cable from TB and a stereo to chat adapter from MS. You could, however, just use the kinect microphone for chat, it does the job


This pretty much sums up everything that's been discussed in this thread. OP, if you have any questions, ask him :)  Honestly I don't use consoles very often and I have TVs for them so I wouldn't know.
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July 31, 2014 2:09:49 PM

Shadowblade2652 said:
CGurrell said:
AFAIK DVI does not carry audio in any way shape or form. The Xbox One, however, does have an optical out. Something like this would carry the audio to your monitor, provided it has a 3.5mm input port http://www.amazon.co.uk/TOSlink-Digital-Toslink-Optical... You could then use the 3.5mm output port (again on the monitor if it has one, check the manual!) to carry audio to speakers or a headset, provided either use a 3.5mm jack. Alternatively, buy a headset that uses optical audio. I use Turtle Beach XP500s, had them for a while now, and although expensive, do the job extremely well. The only downside is that, although this headset is compatible with Xbox 360 chat, it is only compatible with chat on xbox one using an additional cable from TB and a stereo to chat adapter from MS. You could, however, just use the kinect microphone for chat, it does the job


This pretty much sums up everything that's been discussed in this thread. OP, if you have any questions, ask him :)  Honestly I don't use consoles very often and I have TVs for them so I wouldn't know.


Ha! thanks :p  Like I said though, that cable probably won't work, and XP500s are quite expensive
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July 31, 2014 2:49:34 PM

thank you both for the help, I think that solution will work for me.
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July 31, 2014 8:41:15 PM

CGurrell said:
Shadowblade2652 said:
CGurrell said:
AFAIK DVI does not carry audio in any way shape or form. The Xbox One, however, does have an optical out. Something like this would carry the audio to your monitor, provided it has a 3.5mm input port http://www.amazon.co.uk/TOSlink-Digital-Toslink-Optical... You could then use the 3.5mm output port (again on the monitor if it has one, check the manual!) to carry audio to speakers or a headset, provided either use a 3.5mm jack. Alternatively, buy a headset that uses optical audio. I use Turtle Beach XP500s, had them for a while now, and although expensive, do the job extremely well. The only downside is that, although this headset is compatible with Xbox 360 chat, it is only compatible with chat on xbox one using an additional cable from TB and a stereo to chat adapter from MS. You could, however, just use the kinect microphone for chat, it does the job


This pretty much sums up everything that's been discussed in this thread. OP, if you have any questions, ask him :)  Honestly I don't use consoles very often and I have TVs for them so I wouldn't know.


Ha! thanks :p  Like I said though, that cable probably won't work, and XP500s are quite expensive

If the cable does not work he could easily return it.
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