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Hooking up X-box to my HD TV


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#1 spngbobis4me

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 05:18 AM

What is the best way to hook up my x-box to my HDTV so I don't have to switch the RCA jacks each time? I also have a cable box hooked up to the TV. Thank you.



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#2 Gorbulan

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 11:54 AM

This is an Xbox One/360, or an original Xbox? If is not the original, an HDMI cable will work. Most TV's have two HDMI inputs so you should be able to connect the cable box and Xbox at the same time.



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Posted 03 February 2016 - 01:11 PM

It is the original x box.



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Posted 04 February 2016 - 04:24 PM

There are a number of component switchers out there. They can allow you switch back and forth between your Xbox and cable tv all on one tv input. Is the cable box hooked up through RCA or HDMI?



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Posted 05 February 2016 - 02:09 PM

It's hooked up through RCA.



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Posted 05 February 2016 - 02:49 PM

Okay that's good because the component switcher you are after should be quite cheap. How many devices do you need to switch back-and-forth from?

 

Here are some that support 4 connections. 4 is the usually the minimum.

 

4 Component RCA One Side - Amazon.com

 

4 Component RCA Two Side - Amazon.com

 

These are some good looking analog component splitters. They support RCA, but nothing else, they do not support HDMI. The first one will have the neatest cable set up, since it connects on the back side only. The second one is best if you are going to operate it while standing over it, but it can be messy since it connects cables on both sides. 



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Posted 07 February 2016 - 04:53 AM

It would just be the cable box and the X-box.


Edited by spngbobis4me, 08 February 2016 - 12:01 AM.


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Posted 08 February 2016 - 12:27 AM

 3 RCA Male Jack to 6 RCA Female Plug Splitter Audio Cable Video AV Adapter

 

Is it possible to use one of these to connect them all to the t.v.?



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Posted 08 February 2016 - 03:00 PM

You really want something with a switch. It might work if you keep the cable box off (not asleep/standby, OFF) when you turn on the Xbox and vice-versa. Having two signals over the same line may cause interference, or the tv may not accept the signal and do nothing.



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Posted 10 February 2016 - 09:49 AM

Using splitter cables is not a good idea. A switch box is a good solution. This is what I used until I got my A/V Receiver:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Philips-Switcher-Component-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B000WS5I7U/ref=sr_1_13?s=audio-video-accessories&ie=UTF8&qid=1455115432&sr=1-13&keywords=component+switcher

 

What was nice about this is that it would sense what input was getting a signal and automatically switch to that input. No need to touch the box when switching from satellite to game to DVD or whatever. It's a bit more expensive than a manual switch box. The one I got I bought at WalMart.



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Posted 10 February 2016 - 02:41 PM

What was nice about this is that it would sense what input was getting a signal and automatically switch to that input. No need to touch the box when switching from satellite to game to DVD or whatever.

 

Hey, that's pretty cool!



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Posted 10 February 2016 - 11:32 PM

Thank you very much for all the input. I know what i need to get now.



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Posted 11 February 2016 - 01:45 PM

You're welcome. Good luck!



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Posted 22 February 2016 - 10:09 AM

it can be hooked up with RCA or HDMI cable dude.






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