1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Xbox 360 VGA cable

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by v_man, 29 May 2006.

  1. v_man

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Dec 2004

    Posts: 580

    Location: London

    Hey guys. I've hooked the cable to my monitor, but the monitor has only got one VGA port, meaning i've gotta keep swtiching VGA cables whenever I want to use the PC / Xbox.
    The monitor is a dell ultrasharp 1901FP HAS. Is there any thing I can buy (some kind of splitter?) that will allow me to hook up both VGA cables to the back of my monitor at the same time?

    Any help would be great. Cheers
     
  2. kkelly

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Oct 2003

    Posts: 2,731

    Location: Glasgow

    KVM Switch :)
     
  3. v_man

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Dec 2004

    Posts: 580

    Location: London

    Any ideas where I can get one from?
     
  4. ic1male

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Oct 2003

    Posts: 28,205

    Location: Westchestershire

    This very site! Have a quick search for KVM and a few choices will come up.
     
  5. WolfR1der

    Hitman

    Joined: 28 Jan 2005

    Posts: 871

    Location: South West

    Do you not need a VGA Female:female connector (right genders there?) if you want to plug it into a KVM switch though?
     
  6. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 42,577

    Location: /* */

    The converter comes with the official VGA cable and none of the other VGA cables are worth thinking about buying, their quality is apalling in comparison.
     
  7. v_man

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Dec 2004

    Posts: 580

    Location: London

    I've got the Joytech one, and it seems fine to me.

    So do I need to buy a convertor as WolfR1der said, or can I just buy the KVM switch? I'm confused :confused:
     
  8. ic1male

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Oct 2003

    Posts: 28,205

    Location: Westchestershire

    The monitor cable goes into the switch.
    The Xbox cable goes into the switch.
    I think you just need a KVM VGA lead to go from your graphics card to the switch.
     
    Last edited: 30 May 2006
  9. v_man

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Dec 2004

    Posts: 580

    Location: London

    How about using the DVI input on my monitor, and simply getting a VGA>DVI convertor?
     
  10. ic1male

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Oct 2003

    Posts: 28,205

    Location: Westchestershire

    You can get a DVI-VGA cable for about a tenner which would be inherently cheaper.

    [​IMG]

    Belkin Pro Series Digital Video Interface Cable (DVI-IM/DB15M;ANA/VGA)-10’
     
  11. v_man

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Dec 2004

    Posts: 580

    Location: London

    Ok brilliant. I'll do that then.

    Regarding male and female types, I'm useless. Don't I need the DVI out to to be male, and the VGA out to be female?
     
    Last edited: 30 May 2006
  12. v_man

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Dec 2004

    Posts: 580

    Location: London

    One last thing guys. I've been look at DVI pin layouts, and found this:

    http://www.cable4pc.com/jpg/all.jpg

    Now the DVI port on my monitor is the DVI-D (DVI Digital) Dual Link. But most of the DVI adaptors come in DVI-I form. Is this still compatible? Could someone please inform me on which adaptor I should get, because I'm seriously baffeled at the moment!

    Thanks.
     
  13. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 42,577

    Location: /* */

    I've used the joytech one and it's quite poor compared to the official one IMO.
     
  14. ic1male

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Oct 2003

    Posts: 28,205

    Location: Westchestershire

    Check your equipment is the best idea. From memory, all graphics cards are female and your monitor's connectors will be female, too. So the Belkin cable which is male at both ends should suffice.