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Composite to VGA/DVI for pc monitor

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by vmagics, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. vmagics

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    I wanted to try my [sons] Xbox 360 on my pc monitor which has both DVI and VGA inputs. Since this is just an experimental undertaking and will most likely be temporary and brief, I wanted to keep the cost to an absolute minimum. Now, the regular 'Xbox to DVI/VGA' adaptors cost around £10 - £15, but for £2 - £3 I could get a short '*composite to VGA cable'. So is there any reason why the latter wouldn't work? I have tried a Google search already but sadly to no avail.

    *The yellow/red/white RCA plug/sockets which are obviously already included with the Xbox 360. - And I'm aware that I'll only be needing the yellow one for the video signal.
     
  2. Nigel Atkins

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    i may be wrong but doesn`t the monitor have to be HDCP compliant for console use or is that just needed for conecting DVD playes ect?
     
  3. vmagics

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    First of all, thank you for highlighting something which I'd never heard of before. This HDCP technology sounds quite invasive to copyright law-abiding customers - but that's for another thread. Anyway, after a brief search I think that HDCP isn't an issue unless using the HD-DVD drive. There was also mention of HDCP being compatible with DVI but not VGA. Although I don't know whether that means it will work through VGA or not. Either way, this HDCP isn't an issue for me since I have no intention of using HD-DVD.
     
  4. Nigel Atkins

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