X-box & Gamecube question

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  1. Donnie Eldridge

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    Can either be hooked directly up to a monitor? I'm not talking about a HDTV, just a vga monitor.
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    Donnie,
    As it stands now (subject to change), there aren't any VGA adapters that I'm aware of either first or third party. I'm sure that a VGA adapter will make it's way to the XBox soon enough.
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    [Edited last by Troy LaMont on October 30, 2001 at 02:48 PM]
     
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    [snip]
    Wrong thread.
    [Edited last by BrianB on October 30, 2001 at 03:44 PM]
     
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    You can use a component to RGB transcoder, but you are looking at about $180 (plus an XBox component cable).
    There is a likelihood that the custom Nvidia chipset can already do RGBHV, and may just need the right cable (possibly jumpered to unlock the mode) or some other way that Microsoft will eventually give us to get RGBHV.
    If this is the case, there is an equal likelihood that Microsoft will hold it back for a while (along with stuff like Keyboard and Mouse controllers) to keep the "PC" stigma from getting an early association with the console.
    Otherwise, a transcoder is the only way of doing it right. If said transcoder has to support 1080i, they aren't going to be cheap like Dreamcast VGA boxes (which really do jack) in the next couple of years.
     
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    Michael-
    MS announced that they aren't ever making a mouse or keyboard. I doubt they would let a third party one be made unless it was included with an online game, and even then its iffy. MS isn't even letting a browser be made for the XB because its too PC-like.
     
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    Stolen from TeamXBox forums:
     
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    Saying that you are 'not planning' something is very, very different from saying that there will 'not ever' be something.
     
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    Sorry, I meant to say that MS isn't making any mice or keyboards. It would be in their best interest to do so, but MS is working to much to get rid of the PC image. Stupid move, if you ask me.
    PS2 uses USB keyboards and mice. GCN and XB should have done the same.
     
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