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Has anyone been able to use the Xbox Component video cables to play on a RCA MM36100 with some sort of converter? I tried the RCA Component to VGA converter to no avail. Any replies is welcomed.


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Some people don't see much or any difference in using S-Video line doubled vs component input. :)
With DVD's, I might agree with you, but it when it comes to video games, there is a WORLD of difference, at least in my experiences.
 

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I am using the key digital component to VGA transcoder with my MM36100 with good results. The picture is slightly off to the right and no amount of tweaking the KD will move it. I was not aware that RCA made a component to VGA I only knew of the VGA to component box. Make sure you set the Xbox up in the console dashboard (yo only need to do this once). Try here for more info on transcoders for the xbox and monitors http://www.copperbox.com

Another interesting solution
http://www.digital-x.de/knowhow/xbox...dx_vga_box.htm
 

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Here are the instuctions for the KD box

[1] Set your X-Box dashboard (control panel) toÂ* 480p mode.Â* Connect your component X-Box AV cable to the X-Box and regular TV with Video (yellow RCA jack) input. The X-Box component AV cable adapter should be connected to the X-box.Â*Â*The green cable or 'Y' of this component AV cable (one of the three YPrPb or YCrCb) should be connected to the Video input (yellow RCA jack) of your regular TV. This yellow RCA Video jack input is a composite video connection typically usedÂ* forÂ* VCR's, etc..

This connection is necessary because the X-Box dashboard is ONLY 480i. The X-Box dashboard will appear in black and white on your regular TV and you will be able to set the XBOXÂ* to 480p resolution. USE ONLY COMPONENT X-BOX AV CABLE FOR THIS SETTING. THE X-BOX WILL NOT OFFER TO SET MONITOR RESOLUTION TO 480P IF YOU USE THE COMPOSITE VIDEO AV PACK.

[2] Now you are ready to play the X-Box game on your VGA monitor. Simply insert the game into the X-Box CD-ROM cradle, load the game and connect the YPrPb or YCrCb (same signals) through KD-CTCA2 to VGA monitor. When game loads the X-Box will switch to 480p automatically and you can start using your VGA monitor in full color and resolution. Using the KD-CTCA2 with VGA monitor will greatly enhance your visual game experience compared to an HDTV monitor.Â* VGA monitors usually have 50% more resolution than HDTV monitors in all three R,G, B colors.

[3] The CTCA2 should show the X-Box game image on your VGA monitor using theÂ* factory default mode. TheÂ* following dipswitch configuration is factory default :

sw1=off; sw2=on; sw3=off; sw4=off; sw5=on or off; sw6=on; sw7=on; sw8&9 ? not used .Â* Please try sw5 both on and off.Â* In some rare cases VGA monitors prefer positive or negative sync.

NOTES:Â* If the image on the monitor is too bright or colors are washed out please change theÂ* dipswitch configuration to 480p manual mode by using the following dip switch configuration:

sw1=on; sw2=off; sw3=off; sw4=off; sw5=on or off; sw6=off; sw7=off; sw8&9 ? not used

Please try sw5 both on and off. In some rare cases VGA monitors prefer positive or

negative sync.

In this 480p manual mode you may have to adjust horizontal centering potentiometer thatÂ* is near the power plug of the KD-CTCA2. You can use a small jeweler's (precision) type flat screwdriver. The potentiometer is multi-turn so you may have to turn it a few cycles to achieve the result. During this adjustment you will be able to move the image left or right and adjust brightness ("color wash-out") atÂ* the same time.

If you have further questions, please send e-mail to [email protected]

Don Stump, Customer Service

Key Digital Systems

1-888-258-2028

1-203-778-0295
 

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Thanks for your replies!


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