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connecting xbox to two displays

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picked up an xbox 360 over the holidays. currently it's connected to an optoma projector using the included component video cable. i can see instances where i want to be able to use the xbox without firing up the projector. i also have two computers in the same room and want to connect one of the pc monitors to the xbox as well.

can i plug the xbox component cable into this...

monoprice rgb splitter

and then run a set of component cables to the projector, and then use this...

component to vga

on the other set of component outputs to connect to the pc monitor?
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I was just about to post something asking if there's anyone doing a multi-display setup. I'm in the same situation - projector and a plasma that I'd like to play games/watch movies on. I've been considering either a simple vga splitter or using a monitor multiplier, but am concerned with video degradation in either case.
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I asked a similar question a few days ago: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=777414

Short answer: yes, you can split signal. It works great for me. Now I can use Xbox in either room because range of wireless controller works in both rooms. Also, can now use DVD player of XBox to watch dvd's in other room as well! It's pretty sweet!

BTW, OP, you may want to change your title as the word "twp" should be "two" to help people searching. Good luck! )
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I asked a similar question a few days ago: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=777414

Short answer: yes, you can split signal. It works great for me. Now I can use Xbox in either room because range of wireless controller works in both rooms. Also, can now use DVD player of XBox to watch dvd's in other room as well! It's pretty sweet!

BTW, OP, you may want to change your title as the word "twp" should be "two" to help people searching. Good luck! )

Same here. The wireless controllers really helped. Actually it was for a Xbox 360 that I gave my nephew for his birthday. I connected to my brother's HDTV only to find when I returned for Christmas that they had moved the 360 into my nephew's room with a 25" 4:3 SD CRT TV! I went out as fast as I could and got a 6' component cable, 3 rca patch connecters and a 6' optical cable. I fed them from the Xbox 360's HD cable from my nephew's room through a hole in the wall (already there for a cable TV box in use) back to the HDTV in the family room. Now, thanks to the wireless controllers they can enjoy games in HD on the big screen when time allows and when it doesn't, my nephew can still play on the SD TV in his room. Of course the above discribes SWITCHING the video and not SPLITTING it but it is still a great option in a pinch.

P.S. Almost forgot that you of course have to change the switch on the Xbox 360's HD cables from SDTV to HDTV and back again of course.
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BTW, OP, you may want to change your title as the word "twp" should be "two" to help people searching. Good luck! )

whoops... corrected...
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