XBox 360 VGA vs HDMI vs Component

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 10 years ago '07        #1
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KeithHernandez 7 heat pts
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XBox 360 VGA vs HDMI vs Component
 

 
I know, it's a fully loaded question that'll likely generate dozens of different responses, but I wanna know what y'all think. I'm hooked up through component on a 23" Dell HD LCD @ 1080i. My 360 isn't one of the new ones, but I've been contemplating getting the VGA cable.

I'm upgrading to a 46" Samsung DLP soon that only has one HDMI port that's gonna be dedicate to my PS3. From what I've read, VGA is comparable to HDMI and supports 1080p. But in the meantime, is the VGA cable gonna provide a significant difference? I've heard the picture is sharper and the black levels are a lot more pronounced. So is anyone here running on it? Lemme know!

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 10 years ago '04        #2
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I don't have the cable that you're looking for but this site did a review on it, seems pretty good.

 10 years ago '04        #3
mrjam7 4 heat pts
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has anyone actually know how good the VGA is ?? cause i just got a sony with a resolition of 1920x1080 resolution and just got an xbox but the site above said it dont dot that.... any help would be koo
 10 years ago '04        #4
TniaS 7 heat pts
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if u only have one hdmi port then u can buy those receivers that have like 4 slots then one cable comes out into ur tv and u can switch back..... i have the old xbox360 too so it doesnt have hdmi but my tv has the vga slot .... ill check out that site and see if its any better props
 10 years ago '04        #5
mrjam7 4 heat pts
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is there a quality diffrence between hdmi and vga ?? someone told me VGA cant do 1080p ? that true ?
 10 years ago '05        #6
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vga can do 1080p. HDMI is the best choice as it transfers everything within a single cable so less cable behind the tv, digital signal so less chance of interference, and when using it you know that you are getting the best possible picture from that cable. I've used vga on two different tv's now and hated it on both.
 10 years ago '04        #7
mrjam7 4 heat pts
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^^^ thanks just cause i just got my tv and junk and dont wanna spend 15-200$$ on a hdmi switch box... so im gonna have my blu ray and comcast run thru hdmi and my xbox 360 on vga till i get some more grip
 10 years ago '04        #8
CrAkKedOuT 961 heat pts961
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VGA is the sh*t! Component sux.
 10 years ago '04        #9
mrjam7 4 heat pts
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well just hooked up my sh*t VGA and i got no complaints looks hella detailed and hella crisp... sh*t was worth it
 01-28-2008, 07:35 PM         #10
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VGA is cool but your best bet is to go with HDMI. At Best Buy they have HDMI cables for both 360 & PS3 I think that I remember paying like $97 for mine & I love it its made by Psyclone. Thats if you want the best quality.
 10 years ago '05        #11
QualityRecords 8 heat pts
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 tartanflip34 said:
VGA is cool but your best bet is to go with HDMI. At Best Buy they have HDMI cables for both 360 & PS3 I think that I remember paying like $97 for mine & I love it its made by Psyclone. Thats if you want the best quality.
OUCH. I don't know if you have any friends that work in retail like Best Buy but you need to ask them to use their discount to get you cables. That price is insane. Literally the only reason you would need a higher end HDMI cable is if you needed it to be really long (over 50ft). The shielding on some of the cheap cables isn't sufficient usually if the cable is longer than 50ft, but on anything shorter than that you're just paying for a brand name and better looking packaging.


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 10 years ago '04        #12
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vga is the best bet u can play on computer monitor and tv and the quality is excellent
 10 years ago '04        #13
kg81 8 heat pts
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check the manual of the tv when you get it, some res will not work with vga. at least thats what it says in my 40 inch Samsung. But I just my vga for my computer never tried wit the 360.
 10 years ago '04        #14
mrjam7 4 heat pts
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I would of gotten HDMI but its being used by my blu ray and comcast box.... and i dont feel like dropping 2 bills on a hdmi switch box..... the VGA is real clear so far though i got no complaints about it
 10 years ago '07        #15
KeithHernandez 7 heat pts OP
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I finally got my VGA yesterday.. sh*t was crisp. I went and opened up the box real quick like a d*ck, and ignored the the PC Audio adapter. I was mad for like an hour wondering why I couldn't get sound without hooking up the red and left inputs to my stereo. blah.. whatever.. got it to work, and the picture was clear as fu*k.
 10 years ago '04        #16
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my xbox is comin today and i only have component cables cuz my xbox is an older one and doesnt have hdmi (plus all my inputs are being used) so should i stick with component or spring for a vGA?
 10 years ago '05        #17
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there is one commn misperception.... that the component cables cannot go 1080p but they can and they look as good as HDMI. it depends on your tv and if your tv's component inputs can accept 1080p so dont bother with the vga thats for hooking it up to PC monitors if your going to get a new HDTV then use the components and make sure you tv supports 1080p at component level
 10 years ago '07        #18
KeithHernandez 7 heat pts OP
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i mainly got the VGA because I ran out of component inputs. I've only got 2 sections for component, VGA, and DVI, and of course, the composites. My TV doesn't have HDMI, and my Time Warner receiver and PS3 are hooked up on the components. So to avoid going and unplugging one unit to plug in the other, I bought the VGA and don't regret it. So yeah, I copped for multi-purpose functionality, and really not just picture quality. Despite that, I'm still very pleased with the quality.
 10 years ago '04        #19
Drug Free|M 11 heat pts11
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well my only option is component

my xbox doesnt have vga or hdmi but my tv does let component go up to 1080p and it looks absolutely amazing. i just played SKATE on 1080p and i was fu*king blown away


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 02-05-2008, 02:32 AM         #20
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Does HDMI Make a big difference compared to the HD Cables
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