HOW TO – Turn a standard Xbox 360 video cable into a VGA cable

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HOW TO – Turn a standard Xbox 360 video cable into a VGA cable

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One of my favorite modders/hadrware hackers Benjamin Heckendorn has a good how-to on making your own VGA cable for an Xbox 360, he writes – “Recent Xbox 360 updates have allowed the system to spit out resolutions up to 1080p, and with the new HD DVD add-on drive there’s more reason than ever to use a high quality VGA signal instead of the more standard 3-cable component. However there’s a bit of a catch — VGA cables for the 360 cost about $40. According to my calculations, that’s about 2 pizzas and a case of beer less to game with. WE don’t know about you, but we find that a pretty scary proposition — yours buddies that swing over for game night probably do too.

In this How-To we’ll describe how you can turn your existing Xbox 360 video cable into a “multi-out” device capable of VGA. You don’t even need to hack inside the Xbox itself, just the cable. Total cost is around $7, including the Radio Shack project box shown above. Ready to save some cash? Let’s get in there!”Link.


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