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    Xbox 360 to Hd Tv

    I've just bought Forza 2, was wanting to play it in HD so got a VGA cable as well. As my tv only accepts DVI, i got the VGA to DVI adaptor.

    Plugged it all in and put the tv on. Put it onto AV and there was sound but no picture. So switched it over to PC and there was no sound but a picture. Tried putting it onto the HD and it comes up with "Video mode not supported"

    I dont know much about HD tv's. So im pretty stuck. Tv is a Phillips 32PF3320.

    Also, when the pictures on it doesnt fill the whole screen, just half of it. And its the same with the component cable. Does anyone know anything about that?

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    Unless your tv has computer sound in, you will not get sound with the vga lead from your xbox. Best plug it in via component. You should get picture and sound. Then make sure the component lead has the switch switched to hd. Then go into the xbox menus and set up your tv to hd, 720p and it should be full screen!
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    Sounds like you got the sound connector plugged into the wrong place. In order to use VGA, you need to convert the phono sound cables that comes with the XBOX into a 3.5mm connector, and plug it into the 3.5mm connector into the 3.5mm jack next to the VGA port.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grm View Post
    I've just bought Forza 2, was wanting to play it in HD so got a VGA cable as well. As my tv only accepts DVI, i got the VGA to DVI adaptor.

    Plugged it all in and put the tv on. Put it onto AV and there was sound but no picture. So switched it over to PC and there was no sound but a picture. Tried putting it onto the HD and it comes up with "Video mode not supported"

    I dont know much about HD tv's. So im pretty stuck. Tv is a Phillips 32PF3320.

    Also, when the pictures on it doesnt fill the whole screen, just half of it. And its the same with the component cable. Does anyone know anything about that?

    Thanks
    if your TV has no VGA connector, it won't take a VGA signal

    just because DVI-VGA dongles exist, doesn't mean they're appropriate for this kind of thing

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    My tv doesnt have Component on it. So i've basically just wasted my money buying this then?

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    Erm you sure it doesn't have component on the front of the TV behind the hidden panel?.

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    There is no hidden panel. Just looked through the manual, the only connection it has is the DVI

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    Just get a phono to 3mm jack converter and plug your audio into the 3mm audio jack at the back of your television and switch to PC mode. It's not difficult.

    Edit: make sure you get phono female to 3.5mm male converters, not the other way around.
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    There is no Audio jack at the back of the tv. All there is, is a headphone jack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grm View Post
    My tv doesnt have Component on it. So i've basically just wasted my money buying this then?
    It does sound pretty much like it I'm afraid. I've checked your TV specs and even if you got a proper picture it doesn't look as if you'll be able to get any sound at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grm View Post
    My tv doesnt have Component on it. So i've basically just wasted my money buying this then?
    Does it have the HDTV Ready logo on it?
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    You have??

    http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/d...U_GB_CONSUMER#

    5th FAQ on the connections list
    "How to connect a Personal Computer (PC) to a TV? "

    Ok its not a PC but not all is lost!
    Get a two phono to 3.5mm stereo headphone lead (sold in most places, Maplin, Currys etc)
    You may then also need 2 female to female phono connectors to join the phono output from the Xbox to the TV.

    Either way there is definitely a way of doing this!

    Post back if you need more info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Does it have the HDTV Ready logo on it?
    Yeah, its on the front of the tv. It's just a fairly old tv.

    Nutter: I've tried connecting it to that, but still no luck. If anything, might as well just get a new tv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grm View Post
    My tv doesnt have Component on it. So i've basically just wasted my money buying this then?
    Quote Originally Posted by Grm View Post
    Yeah, its on the front of the tv. It's just a fairly old tv.
    If it has the HDTV logo on it, then it should have component on it - its a requirement as part of the HDTV Ready specification.

    Well weird if it dont have one

    If you only have DVI as an input into the TV, there is no easy way to do it im afraid.
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    would a DVI-component adaptor work?

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    DVI is digital, component is analogue - you would need some kind of converter, and they are not cheap for HD stuff.
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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