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Using a 22" LCD monitor for Xbox 360

by 2curvy / December 19, 2007 8:33 AM PST

I just bought my son a 22" LCD monitor for his computer, under the impression that he could hook up his Xbox 360 to it. The monitor says its HD ready, whatever that means! I've been doing some research on this and I think I understand that this can be done using a VGA or DGI cable. Which one is preferable? The guys at Best Buy told me that the sound would be terrible. Is this true? When I read the reviews of the monitor (Viewsonic), people were saying that the xbox worked great with it. Can anyone help? Thanks!

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It depends
by Jimmy Greystone / December 19, 2007 11:05 AM PST

It depends on what kind of connections the monitor supports. Most support VGA and DVI, but getting support for either of those out of the 360 is going to require an intermediary device. If it supports S-Video, Composite, or even Component video inputs, that shouldn't be too difficult to do.

I don't know if the monitor has built in speakers or what, but it shouldn't be hard to route the audio cables to something else.

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Using a 22" LCD monitor for Xbox 360
by WILDBILLTA / December 22, 2007 12:01 AM PST

This is simple to fix. Ok? Number 1 take your xbox cables all.Number 2.take all the cables from the 22in monitor and paper work that came with it and go back to Best buy and they will configour the best set up. I would go with the RGB red green blue cable set up and you will need a sound setup White/Red cable xbox to go inbetween the xbox and monitor for sound you need to control the sound level of the system total cost about $75.00-$150. and you will be up and running tip top! And your Son will be happy and you can relax and injoy the smile on your sons face. Merry Xmas

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Using a 22" LCD monitor for Xbox 360
by 2curvy / December 22, 2007 12:51 AM PST

Thank you to both of you for your help. We used a VGA Microsoft Xbox cable and that worked! The sound works and everything! My son is happy and the 22" screen is great. For our budget, the monitor was much bigger than a similarly priced HD television. We would have only been able to get a 19" TV. So, I'm glad this worked! Cnet is the best!

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