X Box 360 VGA cable query

  CurlyWhirly 26 Nov 11
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I am asking on behalf of someone else, I don't have an X Box 360 but it does involve me as I gave him my old monitor to use with his X Box 360.

The monitor I gave him doesn't have built in speakers and so I'm wondering how he will hear sound as the VGA cable only carries video as far as I know and there's no where for him to plug the stereo connectors in i.e. the white and red connectors in the following link:

http://www.play.com/Games/Xbox360/4-/719745/Official-Xbox-360-VGA-HD-AV-Cable/Product.html?searchtype=allproducts&searchsource=0&searchstring=xbox+360+cable&urlrefer=search

He doesn't want to go ahead with buying the VGA cable if he isn't going to be able to hear anything.

Any advice please ?

  gengiscant 27 Nov 11

If the monitor does not have speakers then it really does not matter what cable he buys,the monitor will still not have speakers.

That monitor is bound to have a 3.5mm port for headphones. If your speakers for some reason don't have a 3.5mm jack attached, go to an electronics store for another cable.Just connect the speakers to the subwoofer, and connect the sub to the monitor. At this time the XBOX 360 doesn't support connecting with audio ports, so it has to be done via the TV/monitor. For your information, there is no audio port for speaker connections on the 360. The XBOX can't be connected to speakers, because all the XBOX does is produce the picture and sound for the game and send it to an external source, i.e. your monitor, so anything to alter picture or sound has to be dealt with on the monitor/TV. Good Luck!!

  CurlyWhirly 28 Nov 11

Thanks for the feedback.

Interesting stuff.

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