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Problems w/ xbox HDTV kit...just the cables? (1 Viewer)

Robert Hoffman

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I was curious what peoples experiences have been with the free cables that come w/ the xbox HDTV a/v kit. I plugged it in and had terrible interference with repetitive lines all over the screen, a green picture, and a very very unstable picture. I went out and bought some Monster M-series cables and the problem seems to have gone completely away. Has anyone had similar problems? Or did I just get a set of really bad cables? BTW, I use a Tosh 40h80 rptv.

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Rob
 

Dean DeMass

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I had a problem with the S-video and component cables that were supplied with the Advanced and Hi-Def kits. I got major interference from both supplied cables.

-Dean-
 

Jeff Kleist

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I think it's just a shielding issue. Try moving the cables away from things like youre reciever
 

Carlo_M

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Mine worked perfectly too. I have all my components and subwoofer kind of crammed in a few cubic feet, but have not had interference problems. Just lucky, I guess...
 

Ethen Hunt

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My HiDef XBox cables work fine on my sony wega, but there is extreme interference on my toshiba, both support 480p...I can't figure out why...
 

Jantzen

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Robert -

I had the same problem when I hooked up the HD PAK with the cables that came with it - I saw extremely washed out colors. I replaced with a Monster Video 2 component cable I had laying around and instantly everything looked great. I'm sure the issue is shielding as someone said earlier...
 

Robert Hoffman

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Thanks for the replys. Everything seems to be going great with the Monster Cables, although on a couple screens I can see a very faint bar that moves accross the screen. It's faint enough that I only see it now because I know exactly what to look for and it's impossible to see >95% of the time. I wonder if using the RF input for the TV causes that? I guess I'll find out when I go digital in a couple months.

Xbox rocks!

Rob
 

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