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Hook up XBox to monitor without signal degradation?

Asked by MisterBlueSky85 (892 points ) March 21st, 2008

I have a Dell WFP2007 that accepts s-video in. I plugged my old XBox (pre-360) into it by converting the XBox’s yellow composite jack to s-video via adapter and the remaining red and white audio cables to a standard line-in via a y-cord. (Pretty standard.)

Everything works, but the XBox video quality suffered somehow. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong – should I set my monitor to a different resolution? Or do I need to change a setting on the XBox?

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andrew's avatar

You might try getting an s-video adaptor for the xbox. My guess is that it lies in that converter that you have.

Is the Dell an LCD?

MisterBlueSky85's avatar

Thanks for your response.

The Dell is an LCD monitor, yes. The converter I got is nothing special – just something from Radioshack. I can’t imagine a special M$ brand converter being that much better, though I guess they’re only $10 anyway…

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