Non-HDMI XB360 (looking for VGA to HDMI)

Lamont

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Trying to connect my 360 to my TV and the only connections are HDMI or component. I've tried many VGA to HDMI connectors and they have all failed.

Is there a legit option for this? Something from MS? Or am I just out of luck when choosing from the 1000's of "vga to hdmi" adapters from Amazon?

I have the older non-hdmi 360 btw.
 

Lamont

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It's been damn near impossible to find one without the huge markup/sold as junk.

So pretty much, whichever I find first (for under $15)
 

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Component to VGA might be your best bet; I had a cable like that once upon a time, so I know they exist. Probably still have it in my secondary box o' cables.
 

Lamont

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I'm gonna call up some friends in the city to check out some of the used game hardware stores.

Lately a lot of stores started getting rid of PS2/Vita//Xbox hardware and software for space. So it's a bit hard.
 

T4rd

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Your TV doesn't support component input with its own adapter? My old Samsung TV had a 3.5mm looking adapter to component if I needed it.
 

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Your TV doesn't support component input with its own adapter? My old Samsung TV had a 3.5mm looking adapter to component if I needed it.
Component "adapters" that come with new TVs compress the separate color channels down to a single composite input. It is not a reasonable solution.
 

T4rd

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Component "adapters" that come with new TVs compress the separate color channels down to a single composite input. It is not a reasonable solution.
Looked and worked fine using it with my Wii at the time. My adapter had several rings on the adapter that seemed to correspond to each component/composite signal input too, so YMMV with them I think.
 

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Looked and worked fine using it with my Wii at the time. My adapter had several rings on the adapter that seemed to correspond to each component/composite signal input too, so YMMV with them I think.
Were you able to get 1080p output with it, though? I know the Wii only did 480p, but that is the point.
 

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Were you able to get 1080p output with it, though? I know the Wii only did 480p, but that is the point.
I think so because I remember testing Gran Turismo 4 at 1080i on my old PS2 on it as well. But who knows, this was about a decade ago now, lol. It was a Samsung 1080p LED TV I had at the time.
 

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This claims to be a Microsoft component cable for $14 https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Xbox-360-Component-HD-Cable/dp/B000B6MLPU/ it is a 3rd party seller, so I dunno. You could also get used for less (and as long as you can go through amazon returns if it's not as described / doesn't work, maybe some hassle, but oh well). At least with my TV and xbox 360, 1080p on component works fine; YMMV. The original wii is 480i/p only, I know the PS2 can do 1080i/720p/480p/480i, not sure if it can do 1080p or not, but very little ps2 software supports much high res, the hardware can only barely manage it.
 

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This claims to be a Microsoft component cable for $14 https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Xbox-360-Component-HD-Cable/dp/B000B6MLPU/ it is a 3rd party seller, so I dunno. You could also get used for less (and as long as you can go through amazon returns if it's not as described / doesn't work, maybe some hassle, but oh well). At least with my TV and xbox 360, 1080p on component works fine; YMMV. The original wii is 480i/p only, I know the PS2 can do 1080i/720p/480p/480i, not sure if it can do 1080p or not, but very little ps2 software supports much high res, the hardware can only barely manage it.
I would look and see if there is a vintage game store in your area for stuff like this. That way you can at least try before you buy, and support your local business. I have two such shops in my area and the owners at both are fantastic.
 

Lamont

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That looks rather nice, I tried looking for this item on Amazon Japan, no luck (so far, might be listed under a different name...)

I got damn lucky as someone listed the ONLY component adapter on Yahoo! auctions recently.

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