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Can someone tell me what this is?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by EricTB, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. EricTB

    EricTB Stunt Coordinator

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    I recently purchased a VGA cable for my Xbox 360 and realized I need a certain part only thing is I don't know the name of it but I found a pic of it on amazon and was hoping someone could tell me what it is so I can possibly pick one up. Here's the pic.

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  2. Cameron Yee

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    It's a male mini-pin to female stereo RCA adapter. The y-cable style is a bit more common, but I have one of these in my adapter stash at work.
     
  3. EricTB

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    Just wanting to make sure but would this be the component I would need if my HDTV only has one of those male/female outlets. I'm assuming this will be my problem solver to my VGA cable problem I hope. Oh and thanks for telling me what this thing is. Now I can go to Radio Shack and now what to look for if need be. Here's a pic of my setup on the side panel of my HDTV.

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  4. Cameron Yee

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    I would go for the y-cable version, just because it doesn't look like there's enough clearance for the other one to plug in along with the VGA cable.
     
  5. JeremyErwin

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    I second that suggestion. You don't want fit issues.

    Why in the world do manufacturers think we need specialized miniplug inputs anyway? It's not as if mini to mini cables are all that common.
     
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    That's usually the port set provided for computer hook up. It assumes you'll be running audio out from the standard sound card output or the headphone jack on a laptop.
     
  7. JeremyErwin

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    Uh huh. What's wrong with an RCA jack? Mini to RCA cables are more common than mini-to mini.
     

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