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Xbox 360 Help

ZtekanZtekan Member Posts: 261

Hi there ,

 

Simple question , can i hook up a xbox 360 to a pc screen "Samsung" 22^ Widescreen"

 

This is so i dont have to buy a TV since that is not of intrests


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  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel Member EpicPosts: 11,886

    Originally posted by Ztekan

    Hi there ,

     

    Simple question , can i hook up a xbox 360 to a pc screen "Samsung" 22^ Widescreen"

     

    This is so i dont have to buy a TV since that is not of intrests


    As long as your PC has an HDMI port, sure :)

     

    ::edit:: perhaps I misread the question,  yes you still can though, you may need an HDMI to DVI converter.. they make those too.  either way yes, you can.



  • teddy_bareteddy_bare Member UncommonPosts: 398

    You should be able to yeah, but it all depends on what kind of inputs your monitor has.

    There are three kinds of output from a 360, possibly only two depending what model you have...

    the three kinds of output from a 360 are Composite, Component, and HDMI. HDMI is probably your best bet b/c some monitors have HDMI input, If you have a 360 w/ HDMI, and your monitor has HDMI input, you're in luck, but even if your 360 and/or your monitor don't have HDMI you will still be able to get it working, it'll just take some effort, and money of course.

    If your monitor/360 doesn't have HDMI, then the monitor would probably have DVI, or at the very least VGA, and in that case what you would have to find is a composite or component to DVI or VGA adapter. I know they are out there, but I don't know how cost effective that solution is. It honestly might make more economical sense to just buy a tv, as last time I checked such adapters started at around a hundred bucks. I don't know, why spend a hundred bucks on something you will only ever use for this specific purpose, when a TV you could at least do other things with as well.

    As an aside, if your 360 has HDMI and your monitor doesn't, HDMI to DVI or VGA adapters are SUPER cheap, and that would be your best route.

  • madmagic27madmagic27 Member Posts: 24

    I went to a halo lan the other day and the host bought like 7 chords from best buy so we could hook up our monitors to our xbox(e)s. 

  • ZtekanZtekan Member Posts: 261

    Thanks for all the replys

    System Specc
    Intel I7 4770K 3,5 ghz
    16Gb RAM 1600 mhz
    Nvidia GTX 780

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