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Xbox-PC, I've got a display problem

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April 27, 2012 9:24:00 PM

So, I have a Dell 1707pf as one of my monitors. It has two display channels, analog and digital. The analog channel is connected to my computer, the digital - the xbox.

I wanted to be able to play my ORIGINAL xbox on this monitor, so I ordered a few parts.

(-) DVI to VGA adapter

(-) VGA to RCA cable

It goes like this, if you want a "picture"

(DVI PORT) ---> DVI to VGA adapter -----> VGA to RCA Cable ----> Xbox

Now, all the cords for my xbox are working and properly plugged in, and the xbox itself is in wonderful condition. I turn on the xbox, switch the channel of my monitor to digital, but I get no image. Therefore, can't play my xbox.

So what am I doing wrong? Please offer help/suggestions, as I'd really like to be able to do this! Thanks!

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April 27, 2012 10:02:04 PM

I don't think an analog signal like rca or vga can be converted to dvi without an expensive adapter. That cable is meant to be used the other way around, sorry.
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April 28, 2012 4:16:34 AM

What should I purchase to make it work then?
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April 28, 2012 4:28:23 AM

Buy or obtain an Xbox Component Video cable, set the Xbox to RGB under settings.
Connect to this cable
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?rlz=1C1LAVE_enUS...
Enjoy.

You may run into issues with resolution I can't remember. I do know that's how I did it on the PS2.

Alternatively:

Buy an Xbox VGA cable

http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/Deluxe-XBOX-360-HD...

Or buy a TV

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sceptre-24-E243RV-FHD/2037053...
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April 28, 2012 6:31:34 AM

jryan388 said:
sk1939 -- that won't work as he needs a dvi connection into his monitor. And he's using an original xbox.

Would be very expensive to get set up. You would need a rca to vga and then an active vga to dvi converter

I think it could be done with both of the following:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&...
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&...

as you can see it's not practical.


You forget that unless it's DVI-D, it supports an analogue signal (DVI-I or DVI-A). Hence why I suggested the component video cable first, I know they made those for the original Xbox because I have one.
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April 28, 2012 7:04:06 AM

Wouldn't it be easier to just move the computer over to DVI? He could then run an "RCA" to VGA cable and be done with it. Yes?
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April 28, 2012 7:22:14 AM

You can just connect an analogue source (xbox) to a digital input on monitor.

You need a Xbox VGA cable to connect to VGA port on monitor.
Use a DVI cable to connect your PC to monitor (that should be possible).

Otherwise if your xbox has an HDMI port, then you can use an DVI to HDMI adapter (both are digital).
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April 28, 2012 1:10:44 PM

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Wouldn't it be easier to just move the computer over to DVI? He could then run an "RCA" to VGA cable and be done with it. Yes?


Yes, assuming the OP's computer actually has DVI.
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April 28, 2012 6:29:29 PM

Thanks for the replies. For further clarification, I'll add more details about my rig/what's going on:

So, I have this video card, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It has a VGA port, and DVI port.

The VGA port is connected to my first monitor.

The DVI port has a DVI -> VGA adapter on it (this was included with the video card), and then connects to my SECOND monitor (connects to this monitors vga port).

The SECOND monitor has both VGA and DVI connections, but as of now, only the DVI is free.

So, yes, I do have DVI capability on this second monitor, but the dvi on my video card is in use inorder to power the second monitor.
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April 28, 2012 8:17:04 PM

Wait, so you convert DVI to VGA? Why didn't you just buy a DVI cable for your second monitor which has DVI capability? That frees up the VGA port.
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April 28, 2012 8:34:06 PM

Yea, use the dvi slot on your video card to connect to your second monitor. Then the rca to vga miiight work to connect the xbox to it as well...
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