LCD Monitor questions - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-31-2008, 03:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 10
Question LCD Monitor questions

I Found a LCD Monitor that I like witch is right here. I want to hook it up to my laptop. My laptop is an off-brand one. It has VGA hook ups. I want to hook my Laptop and My xbox 360 to the LCD Monitor. Is this what I need? If so, I am not looking for a nice switch, just one that will get the job done. If not, then What do I need?


sSyke is offline  
Old 07-31-2008, 03:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
Putting the X in Sapper
SapperX's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Boulder
Posts: 721
Default Re: LCD Monitor questions

All you need is a VGA to DVI cable for the laptop. The 360 should just connect right to it, since it lists as having a composite input.

My Current PC-
Intel Q6600 G0 |Western Digital 250gb HD
Seagate 500gb HD | Western Digital 500gb HD | VisionTek HD4870 | 4gb Cruical Ballistix Tracer DDR2 800
850w Thermaltake PSU | Cooler Master Centurian 590 | 2x Dell 22" LCD

-900HA EEE pc
SapperX is offline  
Old 07-31-2008, 03:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 10
Default Re: LCD Monitor questions

The 360 has a VGA too tho and only one hook up.
sSyke is offline  
Old 08-01-2008, 12:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 106
Default Re: LCD Monitor questions

If you want to use the same monitor but switch between the xbox and the computer without unplugging/plugging in anything, you'll want a 2-port KVM switch. You can find them for around $20 on Newegg: - Rosewill RKV-2P 2 Port Slim Desktop PS/2 KVM Switch w/ Audio & Mic/ Black Shell - KVM Switches
rkagin is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Laptop LCD is dim wforehand Laptops and Notebooks 7 01-29-2009 12:19 PM
Which LCD for Gaming? Budget $220~ rjm0827 New Systems | Building and Buying 6 06-28-2008 07:29 PM
Problem in using DVI connection (For LCD Monitor) Lirei Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 8 03-27-2008 12:16 AM
need an LCD monitor san21893 New Systems | Building and Buying 12 02-19-2008 11:19 PM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:24 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.