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Old 04-21-2007, 10:47 PM   #11
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Default Re: new monitor, which should I get?

Currently I have an old xbox, would I be able to plug that into the asus or spectre? At 480p would that work? The spectre also didnt include the DVI cable. And, if I plugged the xbox or 360, if I ever get one, into the asus how would I get sound?

Oh, and what is HDCP. I know its hd computer, but what does it do for you?
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Old 04-21-2007, 10:52 PM   #12
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Fixed. That Spectre looks nice too, but don't expect much from the onboard speakers. Also, it doesn't come with a DVI. If you wanna save a few bucks from your 200 it looks like a great deal and a good monitor.
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Old 04-21-2007, 11:00 PM   #13
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Theres a few ways you can get your xbox into the monitor. Your video card isn't listed in your sig, so I don't know if it has s-video. If it does, you can get something that attaches to the XBOX's RCA cable and turns into an s-video cord. I think it is called an RFU switch. Hope that helps.
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Old 04-21-2007, 11:00 PM   #14
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I'm not too familiar with these HD setups. What I would do is make sure the monitor you get have that HDCP input or whatever you call it. I don't think the XBox use the regular DVI input and definitely not the analog RGB. I'll look for some to see if there is one available.
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Old 04-21-2007, 11:03 PM   #15
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Default Re: new monitor, which should I get?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112007

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112003
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I'd go with the second one.

Also I looked up some stuff on that RFU switch... I think thats for SNES and stuff <.< I need to get with the times.
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Here's a good guide on how to play your XBox 360 on your computer monitor:

Turn your computer monitor into an HD gaming experience. Play xbox 360 on your monitor
http://hightechgamer.com/hdmonitor/index.php

http://forums.xbox.com/11659628/ShowPost.aspx

http://www.engadget.com/2006/11/14/h...-vga-cable-fo/

So I guess you can use any monitor.
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Old 04-21-2007, 11:29 PM   #18
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Thanks, and you are above 10,00 posts ISOwner!! but what about the regular xbox? Will that work?

I typed HDCP into google and got stuff on high-definition copy protocol and things like that, is that what it is?

And the second monitor is not 1000:1 contrast ratio but 800:1 is that still good?
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I have a 19" Viewsonic widescreen with a 5ms response time and a 1440x900 resolution. It looks amazing. The product code is VG1930wm.
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800:1 is still good. I think my monitor is a bit lower than that, I forgot. But I believe the higher the ratio, the better.
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