My xbox 360 is connected to a pc monitor (no speakers) via hdmi to dvi cable. I bought a 'logic' component av cable to plug into the xbox multiport to try and take the sound to some pc speakers. When the two cables are plugged in together I lose the picture on the monitor & in any case can't get any sound output (I'm using the correct red/white leads).
Can anyone help.
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HDMI to DVI works better than HDMI to VGA because VGA only uses simple RBG scheme.
Additionally the only way i see the Xbox getting connected to the extrenal speakers is if you get the speakers connected to the monitor/tv or whatever you are using directly. I havent tried or do not know of any way to connect the Xbox to speakers directly.
Connect the audio/video input of the component cable into the "A/V" port located on the back of the xbox 360
Match the red, blue and green cables on the other end of the component cable to the corresponding component ports on your HDTV. If your HDTV has more than one set of component inputs, make note of which one you use.
Slide the switch on the component cable to "HDTV."
Turn on your HDTV. Set the video mode to the component port that will be used. HDTVs with multiple component ports will usually be labeled "Component 1," "Component 2" and so on
Turn on the Xbox 360. Go to "My Xbox." Select "System Settings" then "Console Settings" then "Display" and then "HDTV Settings." Choose the display setting (720p, 1080i and 1080p) that is best compatible with your HDTV. If you're not sure, try them all until you find the one that looks best.
Disconnect any previously connected A/V or component cables.
Connect the HDMI AV cable connector to the "HDMI AV" port on the Xbox 360.
Connect the other end to an available HDMI port on your HDTV. If your HDTV has more than one HDMI input, make note of which one you use.
Turn on your HDTV. Set the video mode to the HDMI port that will be used. HDTVs with multiple component ports will usually label them "HDMI 1," "HDMI 2" and so on.
Turn on the Xbox 360. Go to "My Xbox." Select "System Settings" then "Console Settings" then "Display" and then "HDTV Settings." Pick the display setting (720p, 1080i and 1080p) that looks best on your HDTV.
I imagine you have bought the new slim Xbox 360? Did you use a HDMI cable to connect it to your TV or did you use the standard cable? If you used a standard AV cable ensure that you connected the red and white cables into the same AV input as the yellow video cable.
ok i think you need to reset the video settings here is a step by step procedure which you can follow
To reset the display settings of the Xbox 360 console to the default settings, follow these steps:
Remove any discs from the disc tray.
Turn off the console.
Turn on the console.
Note If you are using an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, turn on the console by using the Xbox Guide button on the controller. Wait for the guide light to indicate that the controller has linked to the console.
Make sure that you use the player 1 controller when you do this. The
player 1 controller is indicated by the upper-left quadrant light on
As the console starts, press and hold the Y button as you pull the right trigger.
This action causes the Xbox Dashboard to reset the display settings to
the default settings. The console then automatically restarts.
where you put the cables for the sound and picture if you look on the end where you plug it into the xbox 360 you will see a little switch it has HD and TV on it depending on what your tv supports (HD ready TV) (normal TV) switch that switch to what TV you have (e.g. HD TV, switch the switch to HD) if that doesnt work then try checking that you have all the cables in the right ports if you have pluged the HD cables into a normal TV then this is not going to work, check cables and check the switch!
HDMI carrys no sound you still need to have the audio cables from the component plugged into the tv. If this doesnt do the trick you should call MS or check your TV's settings maybe there is a special function when using that resolution. Hope this helps.
What the two do is give the audio, you need a 'Y' phono (2 female to male connector adapter) and a female- female adapter to suit your speaker connector and the male end on the adapter so that you can plug in your two cables and the plug in the outlet your pc speakers plug, it will cost about £5 or $10 wherever you are.
I have done it and its worth it for the picture quality.