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It's too bad that DVD output won't work since the XBOX is limited to Interlaced output. I'm a little angry at MS for not adding progressive yet.


(From the page) Does X2VGA support 480i? What 480i EasyView functions for?

Most VGA monitors cannot display in 480i mode. However, the Xbox system defaults the booting screen and dashboard to 480i mode and hence is not capable of presenting those screens on VGA monitors. To avoid the toil of connecting Xbox to TV each time you need to adjust the setting. X2VGA provides a simplified display of 480i with the exceptional 480i EasyView feature (patent pending). 480i EasyView however doesn't function for complete display. In order to maintain the best display while the game is playing, 480i EasyView can display 480i mode signals on VGA monitors with two limits as following:

1. You can see only a half of the full screen at one time. When you need to see the hidden part, hold the Screen Shift Button on X2VGA and the screen will move continually until reaching the part you want.


2. Some screen instability / blurriness in 480i EasyView mode when you start the Xbox system with X2VGA is normal. Don't worry, it is harmless to your monitor and will not be there once you start the game in 480p, 720p, or 1080i modes.


Since the 480i Easyview feature has the two limitations above, it is only targeted at providing convenience to a short-term use in setting Xbox on the VGA monitor. DO NOT use 480i EasyView in playing 480i games or DVDs to reduce the risk of serious injury to your eyes.
 

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Yeah good point , Progressive dvd output is an issue that M$ needs to consider but I doubt it will happen :( .

-- While it might not work on most PC monitors there are many projectors that can handle a 480i signal via the RGB/VGA input so this should be fine with those units .

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just ordered this one yesterday and i hope it works. for some reason my projector doesn't like x-box via component cables(for games via hi def pak-movies are ok) so this is the last ditch effort. if it doesn't work i give up.
 

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bosng ,

-- Please post your thoughts here after checking it out [ I am considering one as well ] - thanks .

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tumult ,

-- actually it can even be done without a 'chip' ... there are other methods now .

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there are now exploits available that allow for an un-chipped Xbox to run un-signed code ... this is not a topic that should be discussed here however so go to www.xbox-scene.com and read all about it ;) .

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Make sure not to update your dashboard with live if you want to make the changes without a chip. MS removed the exploits. I'm sure someone will eventually find another way but it's too late for me now.

I think my best bet now is to buy a progressive DVD player to use with my X1's component input and this VGA adapter for my xbox-X1 vga input.
 

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I ordered this VGA adapter on friday, and will be using it on my Sammy DLP.. I'll post my review here (I have a chipp'ed xbox w/ hacked msdash to enable 480p, so I won't be able to comment on the 'easyview' )
 

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well i finally got the adapter today and hooked it up.

and baby it WORKS!! haha. now playing 720p soul calibur2:D :D :D

the textures are nice and crisp now. ahhhh wonderful day....

the adapter seems to be well made and has settings for dip switches, toggle back and forth between vga and composite and some other stuff i didn't bother to look up since i didn't need it. but after many purchases of hi def cables i finally got one that works(almost gave up).

well worth the sixty bucks i paid.
 

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Great News , Glad to hear it [ thanks ] ;) !!!

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Sure it will. Using the cable that came with your X-Box you can have a Composite video solution (yellow connector). If you get the AV pack you can have S-Video )4-conductor black connector) connectivity. And if you buy both the HD Pack for your X-Box and also a Component-to-VGA adapter cable you can run Component (red, green, and blue connectors) for a video connection.


Keep in mind, though, that the X1 only gets you 800x600 resolution and as such 720P and 1080i games may get you mixed results. Also keep in mind that in order to run progressive (480P, 720P) you will need to use the VGA (or component-to-VGA) solution as the S-video and Composite transports do not support progressive video.
 
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