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Xbox 360 Hdmi Play & Component Capture?


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This is likely a question for Microsoft, but...

I was led to believe that we could still PLAY via HDMI, and capture via Component cables, separately.

Searching other forums, due to the 360's overly large component adapted, it is not possible to even have the 2 separate cables plugged in, let alone get 2 video feeds.

Even if we (carefully) remove the cover of said adapter, I have not found that anyone successfully had 2 discrete video signals to capture & play.

I sometimes want to capture, sometimes just play, and prefer HDMI to my TV, for full 1080p picture.

I also don't want to have to go into my 360's settings all the time to switch picture modes back & forth.

 

Does anyone know a (safe, legal) way around this?

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This is likely a question for Microsoft, but...

I was led to believe that we could still PLAY via HDMI, and capture via Component cables, separately.

Searching other forums, due to the 360's overly large component adapted, it is not possible to even have the 2 separate cables plugged in, let alone get 2 video feeds.

Even if we (carefully) remove the cover of said adapter, I have not found that anyone successfully had 2 discrete video signals to capture & play.

I sometimes want to capture, sometimes just play, and prefer HDMI to my TV, for full 1080p picture.

I also don't want to have to go into my 360's settings all the time to switch picture modes back & forth.

 

Does anyone know a (safe, legal) way around this?

 

This way: Buy a Powered HDMI splitter, HDMI Cable, HDMI to Componente Cable. Easy.

 

Connect You XBOX HDMI in HDMI SPLITTER and connect in output HDMI SPLITTER, your HDMI cable and HDMI to COMPONENT CABLE at same time.

 

You can set 2 individuals signals now (TV(HDMI) and RGC(COMPONENT)

 

 

Claudio

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Hmm...

With all of the signal coming from HDMI, and with Microsoft's DRM/copy protection, this scenario seems like it won't work.

 

Wrong dj moon.

 

X360 HDMI output has NO HDCP protection for GAMES, only HD-DVD.

 

The scheme above will work perfectly.:D

 

 

 

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Does this method actually work then? Cause I wouldn't mind trying it out for myself, I just don't want to go to the effort of spending my money and it not working. dj moon have you managed to get it working?

 

Luke

Why don't you try it instead of making him spend his own money to ensure it works? If you're not satisfy. There's always a refund/return policy on certain items at local store or online.

 

However, you won't be able to use both. Xbox will give you an option to either use HDMI port or RGC port. Just like PS3. When I'm setting up my stuff. I can only use one output.

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Why don't you try it instead of making him spend his own money to ensure it works? If you're not satisfy. There's always a refund/return policy on certain items at local store or online.

 

However, you won't be able to use both. Xbox will give you an option to either use HDMI port or RGC port. Just like PS3. When I'm setting up my stuff. I can only use one output.

 

Well, I'm not really making him do anything. He posted this in June and I'm assuming he's tried it out already, no where in my previous post was I asking him to spend his money. I think it'd be better to find out if it works first before buying.

 

From how Cauptain explained, you can share the HDMI output with a splitter. I'm wondering if a HDMI to Component cable connected to the RGC would actaully work?

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I have not tried it.

Prices are just above how much I want (or have) to invest at this time.

I do want to test it out one day, though! B)

 

**I am only guessing**, but it just MIGHT work, since it really is only using the HDMI signal.

It's HDMI out from the XBox, into a single input, powered HDMI splitter, that splits into 2 outputs.

From there, it's the 2nd cable that BECOMES component (HDMI-to-Component).

Basically, it is just "adapting" the HDMI singnal, not the component.

On the XBox, the component output would not be used.

 

Everyone could always donate to me so I CAN test it, LOL! :P

 

I still wonder if the XBox/Microsoft has DRM protection to thwart this, though.

Sure, you can take everything back, but not without disappointment.

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i have the HDMI to Component Cable and it doesn work....you need a convertor still.

it even says

Note: This cable is not a converter and will not convert the HDMI digital signals to analogue signals. Please make sure your output and input devices work with this cable.

 

what i did was buy this

http://cgi.ebay.com/Component-RGB-5-RCA-AV-HDMI-Converter-2-cables-/140588711048?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20bbbd7c88

hooked up my cables to roxio and then converter then hdmi to my screen. looks pretty good.

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i have the HDMI to Component Cable and it doesn work....you need a convertor still.

it even says

 

 

what i did was buy this

http://cgi.ebay.com/Component-RGB-5-RCA-AV-HDMI-Converter-2-cables-/140588711048?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20bbbd7c88

hooked up my cables to roxio and then converter then hdmi to my screen. looks pretty good.

 

Hmm...

That is kind of the reverse of what I originally meant, but if it works for your purposes, use it! B)

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I have not tried it.

Prices are just above how much I want (or have) to invest at this time.

I do want to test it out one day, though! B)

 

**I am only guessing**, but it just MIGHT work, since it really is only using the HDMI signal.

It's HDMI out from the XBox, into a single input, powered HDMI splitter, that splits into 2 outputs.

From there, it's the 2nd cable that BECOMES component (HDMI-to-Component).

Basically, it is just "adapting" the HDMI singnal, not the component.

On the XBox, the component output would not be used.

 

Everyone could always donate to me so I CAN test it, LOL! :P

 

I still wonder if the XBox/Microsoft has DRM protection to thwart this, though.

Sure, you can take everything back, but not without disappointment.

 

I've had a go at splitting the signal..... it didn't work unfortunately. I used everything Cauptain listed and made sure I set it up properly. The game capture screen was blank and making a buzzing sound. There might be another way to play in HDMI with the Game Cap, I'm going to have a root around the web and see what I can find. This is just a guess but I think the problem was with the HDMI to component cable, I think that the signal needed converting. If I do find something worthy I'll post it onto here. I'm no pro at this sort of stuff, but I'm willing to give it a go.

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