Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!


  Search this Thread
Old 11-27-2007, 09:36 PM   #1
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Boston, USA
Distribution: Kubuntu, Debian
Posts: 78

Rep: Reputation: 16
Connecting an xbox 360 to a vga/dvi monitor

Hey everyone, I can't seem to find any help for this online, maybe someone here has tried this. I am attempting to connect my xbox 360 to my lcd monitor which has both vga and dvi connections. I am using the dvi port for my pc, so I figured that I would try to find a rca composite video to vga adapter so that I could toggle between pc and xbox by changing the monitor input.

Ordered something similar to this off of ebay but no signal coming through. Checked to make sure that if is not the monitor (works when laptop is connected to vga port) or the 360 (works on regular tv) so either I received a defective adapter or my reasoning is flawed. Any advice?
Old 11-28-2007, 12:06 PM   #2
Dox Systems - Brian
Registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 344

Rep: Reputation: 31
Interesting. I thought the signal levels were different enough that it would require a "box", rather than a simple cable.

Viewsonic has (had? I bought it awhile back) a nice box that has VGA pass-through, with Composite, antenna, and S-Video inputs. Turn box on and you can select from those inputs, turn it off and the VGA pass-through is active. Been using that for awhile to run my Atari 7800 that my LCD TV/VGA won't sync with natively (but syncs fine with the Viewsonic output).


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Connecting Screen using a DVI instead of VGA. MurX Linux - Hardware 3 08-15-2006 04:02 AM
xbox 360 suavecu Linux - Software 7 07-24-2006 10:15 PM
Linux fo xbox 360 randyvalpobb Linux - General 2 01-20-2006 05:15 PM
Xbox 360 stabile007 General 112 05-28-2005 10:23 PM > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:48 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration