The Xbox 360 was released in 2005 and was the first gaming console to feature high-definition graphics, which are ideally viewed on a high-def capable device. Almost all modern TVs have high-definition capability, as do most flat-screen computer monitors. An Xbox 360 can be connected to a VGA computer monitor by using a simple VGA converter.
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Things you need
- Xbox 360 with composite or component output cables
- VGA converter
- VGA male-to-male cable
- Monitor with VGA input
Connect your Xbox 360's video output to the VGA converter's video input via either component or composite cables. The component cables are red, blue and green and can transfer high-def content while the composite cables are yellow, white and red and transfer only standard-def. The VGA converter should have corresponding inputs.
Connect the VGA converter's VGA video output to the monitor's VGA input via a VGA male-to-male cable. The VGA video input on the monitor can almost always be found on the back, though if it's the wall-mounted variety it might be on the bottom.
Power on your Xbox 360 and your monitor and set your monitor to the proper video channel. If it's a TV, you might have to sort through video channels such as "VIDEO 1" until you get to "VGA" or "PC" or "Computer." If it's a computer-only monitor, then there will usually only be one video channel and your Xbox 360's images should pop up right away.
Tips and warnings
- VGA does not transfer sound, so if you are playing your Xbox 360 on a computer monitor via VGA you won't be able to hear anything. However, if you use an HDMI converter and cable and have a monitor with an HDMI input, then you'll have sound.
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