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does a 360 have dvi out?

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June 20, 2007 4:43:52 AM

I have a dell 3007wfp monitor(the 30 incher with a native resolution of 2560x1600) and I was wondering if an xbox 360 could hookup to my monitor and work at 1080p with no problem due to the fact that I lost my job and can no longer afford a t.v.

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June 20, 2007 7:42:46 PM

I was also wondering if the xbox360 supported 1080p or is it just 720 p?
June 20, 2007 11:02:34 PM

The original 360 (white) does not have a dvi output out of the box. The new (black 360) have a HDMI output. You can buy cables for the 360 to support dvi for your monitor. The problem with using a LCD monitor for me with the 360 is outputing the sound. To be able to get the 5.1 channel you need to use the optical cable in which most LCD does not have. You will need to hook up an amplifier just for the sound. I found a solution in the Logitech z5500 speakers. I am using a 24" 1920x1200 LCD with the z5500 and it works great with the 360.
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June 21, 2007 1:16:03 AM

well I have a 7.1 surround sound system made by creative so maybe I could hook up the 360 to that?
June 21, 2007 4:00:15 AM

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well I have a 7.1 surround sound system made by creative so maybe I could hook up the 360 to that?


If you have RCA (red/white) or TOSLINK (optical) in on the Creative then no problem.
June 21, 2007 4:54:36 AM

Is your creative 7.1 surround coming out from your computer? Does it accept optical input. I thought computer sound cards only output sound not accept input, correct me if I am wrong. I am still learning about all these A/V jargon.
June 25, 2007 3:24:22 PM

You will have to get a sound card with SPDIF in (optical) if your PC does not have one just now. Your 7.1 creative sound system wont have an SPDIF in as this would need an external decoder which I believe non of the Creative 7.1 soundcards have. The soundcard I have which has SPDIF in/out is the Audigy 2 Platinum Pro I believe some onboard soundcards have them too.
June 26, 2007 3:06:07 AM

I do have the rca red/white thing on the back of this creative deal so i would just hook it up to that and no problem?
June 26, 2007 3:11:10 AM

I was just looking on newegg and there only seems to be a vga adapter and not a dvi one.....well what do i do?
June 27, 2007 5:05:57 AM

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I do have the rca red/white thing on the back of this creative deal so i would just hook it up to that and no problem?


If it's RCA out, no problem. I think the labelling on the pics is incorrect though; I remember coaxial always and only being an orange socket. I haven't worked with audio for a few years though.

Optical/TOSLINK and SPDIF are 2 different things though, and the RCA is definitely not SPDIF.

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I was just looking on newegg and there only seems to be a vga adapter and not a dvi one.....well what do i do?


Buy a convertor.
June 27, 2007 5:43:56 AM

well on mine for the red/white it says aux in 2/phono in and for the black ones it has 2 things one is spdif in and the other one is spdif out. So will it work?
June 27, 2007 6:03:56 AM

so for the sound thing the cables come with the 360 or do i have to buy them separate?
June 27, 2007 8:13:39 AM

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well on mine for the red/white it says aux in 2/phono in and for the black ones it has 2 things one is spdif in and the other one is spdif out. So will it work?


Turn the volume down really low and connect the red/white from the 360 to the X-Fi's aux in; the worst that will happen is it won't work. There is a really really small chance that it won't though. I do the same thing all the time with my Audigy when I want to record a song from a console game.

The 360 cables come with RCA (red/white). If you look at the bulky part of the cable where it connects into the 360 you'll see that there's an optical out on it as well. You can use that on the X-Fi if you have a square/square optical cable. I recommend you use that if you can.

Don't worry about SPDIF.
July 2, 2007 7:35:53 AM

well there are no vga female to vga female converters or dvi female to vga female converters so I am screwed with hooking it up to my monitor.
July 2, 2007 8:17:42 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

The 360 doesn't suppport VGA or DVI, so I don't know why you want a convertor.

If your 360 has the HDMI out, it's easy to find an adaptor. Otherwise you can try to find those small boxes with RCA-in and DVI/VGA out. The cheap ones will only be VGA out though.
July 2, 2007 8:21:05 AM

Sorry did you just write the 360 does not support VGA or DVI...

Please read up on the 360 before you post anything more on it.
July 2, 2007 1:17:42 PM

the 360 does support vga......... and my monitor is a DVI-D there arent any fucking connectors from vga to dvi-d
July 3, 2007 2:36:26 AM

Well, I don't have an X-box but i'm pretty sure that

if it does have an "SPDIF out", you can connect it to the "SPDIF in" on your

creative sound card, those are the Optical audio connections and you will

get the best audio. Even better than that of the coaxial. All you need is the

Optical audio cable.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=48...

As for the vga to dvi converter, I only found this one, it's not cheap,

and it won't work at your monitor's native resolution.

http://www.datapro.net/products/vga_to_dvi_d_analog_dig...
July 3, 2007 8:23:50 AM

I used to connect my 360 to my 20.1” widescreen monitor using a VGA table, also for sound I used the SPDIF (out) on the 360 and connected it to the SPDIF (in) on my Creative Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro. Problem with that is that the SPDIF on the Creative sound card only played the sound in Stereo and I could not get the full 5.1 range to work. Not sure if other Creative SPDIF connectors have this problem.
July 4, 2007 8:20:09 AM

The new 360's have a HDMI port meaning you should be able to use a HDMI to DVI cable. Shame the new 360's still have the same old hardware issues that the earlier models had though.
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