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Xbox 360 Connected to PC Monitor?

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September 16, 2011 12:10:32 PM

Hey guys, I just have a question about connecting an xbox 360 to my PC Monitor.

Firstly I wanted to know if it's possible with my monitor (SyncMaster930b LCD) And if it's possible is there a switch available so that i could change between xbox and PC quickly without having to constantly be switching cords. Thanks~
September 16, 2011 4:02:30 PM

should be able to if you have the correct cable to connect--you can use a kvm switch to go between one or the other
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September 16, 2011 4:33:26 PM

steimy said:
Does your console have the HDMI? If so you can get an HDMI to DVI adapter and hook it up that way.

And yes, they make DVI switchers to share two DVI sources with one monitor:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&...


I haven't yet purchased my xbox yet, but it's probably going to be a Slim 4GB. Not sure if that has HDMI capability or not.

Edit: Just checked, yes Slims have HDMI.
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September 16, 2011 4:42:25 PM

http://reviews.cnet.com/consoles/microsoft-xbox-360-sli...

If that is the same thing then yes, i looked at the specs tab and it does have the HDMI port.

4GB really isn't that much storage but not sure what you plan to play. You surely won't be downloading a lot. And you might use up quite a bit of space if you like games like Battlefield or COD or Forza that usually have a lot of DLC, or tracks and cars to load up. You also won't really be loading discs to the flash drive, although really it is sort of a mute point since you still need the disc in to play them anyway. Just saves a little wear and tear on your DVD drive by loading up some of the things from the game so the disc will not have to read as much.

Also a suggestion, unless you like paying for batteries this is a great investment.
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=220542733&sel...

I think i got mine at Wal-Mart when i first got the console for about $30. That way i always have one battery in the controller and one fully charged and ready to make the quick switch when needed.
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