I’m wondering if anyone has purchased one of these “generic” VGA cables for the 360 and can give me some feedback on them. Do they work? Do they degrade? AFAIK a cable is a cable, and they shouldnt degrade unless they have some serious length to them, like 50 ft or more. I’d rather save $25 not having to buy the official one from Microsoft. If anyone has any info on these I would greatly appreciate it.
I have a generic one but mine is a bit different, the one I have has a single RCA audio cable (headphones type) instead of 2, it works for me with no issues.
my motto is “always go generic” =]. I have a generic one and it works just fine. It’s the same shit it just doesn’t have a MICROSOFT logo on it
2/2 so far. thats all the convincing i need. thanks guys.
I heard that the majority of generic cables are crap compared to the official VGA cable. The picture is more darker and nowhere near as good using the cheaper cables. I wouldn’t waste my money.
You have to be careful with analogue cables, you get what you pay for.
I say just keep searching ebay. I month or two ago I got a used first party xbox 360 vga cable on ebay for only $9. It was in great condition and also came with all the audio adapters the retail package comes with.
you can get one from dealextreme for $13.89 with free shipping: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.3666 reviews for it seem to be good.
It does take a while to ship though (about 2-3 weeks).
You can get them for less than 9$ from monoprice and not have to deal with ebay or slow shipping:
I have used this one on my LCD monitor and it works just fine.
And yes, for the most part ‘a cable is just a cable’. Shit like Monster cables is just marketing.