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Old 07-15-2007, 09:12 PM
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Default 360 HDMICable available for pre-order at BB

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1179876309204

$100.00 seems a bit steep. it actually makes it cheaper to sell your old xbox and buy an elite (Assuming you want a 120GB hd too).
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Old 07-15-2007, 11:53 PM
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1179876309204

$100.00 seems a bit steep. it actually makes it cheaper to sell your old xbox and buy an elite (Assuming you want a 120GB hd too).
Monoprice has the best prices and fantastic quality. I can not recommend them enough.

HDMI Cable- 6ft w/Ferrite Cores (Gold Plated)

$4.79

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...ormat=2&style=
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haha, wow that is such a joke by bb. and you know that people will actually fall for it.
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The problem with the Xbox360 is you can't just plug a HDMI--->HDMI cable into it. You have to have the actual Xbox360 special cable. So, if you have to have HDMI with it you'll have to fork out the 100 bucks. Unless Nyko or somebody makes one that's a little cheaper.
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...For a second I thought this was the cable that people were talking about that allows any 360 to have HDMI....

that cable is such a ripp-off
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The problem with the Xbox360 is you can't just plug a HDMI--->HDMI cable into it. You have to have the actual Xbox360 special cable. So, if you have to have HDMI with it you'll have to fork out the 100 bucks. Unless Nyko or somebody makes one that's a little cheaper.
HDMI is a standard and is not, I repeat not, proprietary. Therefore, any HDMI cable will plug into any HDMI port. Please do not let yourself get taken advantage of...

Cables can be one of the biggest rip-offs in the industry. Their mark-up from the actual cost to manufacture is insane.
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James,
The non-Elite XBOX 360s DO NOT have a hdmi port. Therefore, You can't run HDMI to HDMI. You will have to have a special XBOX 360 HDMI cable.
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The non-Elite XBOX 360s DO NOT have a hdmi port. Therefore, You can't run HDMI to HDMI. You will have to have a special XBOX 360 HDMI cable.
The Psyclone HDMI Cable is just a standard HDMI cable. It is not for non-HDMI compatible 360's. If you wanted to convert an analog (VGA/Component) to digital (HDMI/DVI) signal it would take more then just a cable. The only thing currently available to do something like that is a specialty conversion box which can cost hundreds of dollars.

http://www.svideo.com/vga2dvi.html

BTW, devices that claim to convert analog signals to digital ones are just gimmicks. The loss in quality from the conversion makes them simply not worth it.
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I read somewhere, I don't know where, that there was going to be a HDMI cable for the regular Xbox 360. If this cable BestBuy is offering is just a standard HDMI cable then I don't see any reason to have to pre-order. This cable might be the special Xbox 360 cable for non Elite 360s. Even if it is the special Xbox360 cable, $100 is an absolute ripoff. But if you're a non Elite Xbox 360 owner and you just have to have a HDMI cable, you're going to have to buy whichever cable microsoft makes available for it.
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I read somewhere, I don't know where, that there was going to be a HDMI cable for the regular Xbox 360. If this cable BestBuy is offering is just a standard HDMI cable then I don't see any reason to have to pre-order. This cable might be the special Xbox 360 cable for non Elite 360s. Even if it is the special Xbox360 cable, $100 is an absolute ripoff. But if you're a non Elite Xbox 360 owner and you just have to have a HDMI cable, you're going to have to buy whichever cable microsoft makes available for it.
I did a search on this cable and it's just a regular old HDMI cable. They might be coming late to market because MS already includes a HDMI cable (and a good one, too) with their Elite SKU. I know the article you are talking about, I read it on Joystiq, I would give the link, but I'm at work, and it was from another vendor. Nothing else has been announced about it since I read that first article. Again, from my own experience, any product that claims to convert analog to digital signals is gimmicky at best.
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