Problems w/ xbox HDTV kit...just the cables?

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  1. 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.

    Thanks,
    Rob
     
  2. Masood Ali

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    The Microsoft supplied cables worked perfectly for me the first time.
     
  3. ChrisV

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    Yeah, mine work fine too.
     
  4. Tim Markley

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    I haven't had any problems with the cables either. Sounds like you got a bad cable.
     
  5. 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.

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  6. Jeff Kleist

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

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    Jeff,

    Shielding is the issue. However, In my situation, I need shielded cables.

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  8. Carlo Medina

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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...
     
  9. 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...
     
  10. 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...
     
  11. 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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