Composite cable for the Xbox, need new ones

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Composite cable for the Xbox, need new ones

Post by LudviG » Wed May 10, 2017 8:59 pm

I found out that my monster composite cable I was thinking of using with the 2 newest Xboxes is faulty, I get weird colors and I either way need one more. . Any tips what kind of cable to look for? Or is any of them ok?

After a quick search on ebay it seems like I mostly find cheap generic ones at an ok price, and monster and original HD kit for a bit too much

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Re: Composite cable for the Xbox, need new ones

Post by toxicmedz » Wed May 10, 2017 9:12 pm

The cheap ones on eBay are trash.
Where are you located BTW?

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Re: Composite cable for the Xbox, need new ones

Post by LudviG » Wed May 10, 2017 9:14 pm

I'm located in Norway. I feared the generic ones where sh**, but wanted it confirmed. Now I can regret that I did not buy more when you got those cables cheap......

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Re: Composite cable for the Xbox, need new ones

Post by hawsey » Wed May 10, 2017 9:19 pm

Last ones i got were these
COMPONENT AV CABLE FOR XBOX https://www.amazon.co.uk//B000OF22LG/re ... ezbZF7F7JB
Ok but not as good as my original Xbox ones with optical out .

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Re: Composite cable for the Xbox, need new ones

Post by LudviG » Wed May 10, 2017 9:27 pm

The link don't work. The monster one got optical out too, and one non component monster. I also have another non component thingy with optical out.

(Not sure what the ones with yellow plug and audio is called)

BTW your link did not work. ImageImage

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Re: Composite cable for the Xbox, need new ones

Post by Geeba » Thu May 11, 2017 9:31 am

The yellow plug is Composite... next up from RF quality wise

The main lead Red, Blue, Green is Component. ;) Analogue HD

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Re: Composite cable for the Xbox, need new ones

Post by LudviG » Thu May 11, 2017 9:38 am

There I learned something new today. Never knew the correct term for the yellow one, we just call them video in Norwegian.

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Re: Composite cable for the Xbox, need new ones

Post by RoyalX » Thu May 11, 2017 12:57 pm

5 plugs is Component (best quality for the XBOX) and
3 plugs is Composite

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Re: Composite cable for the Xbox, need new ones

Post by Tom M. » Thu May 11, 2017 1:13 pm

Good evening! What were you doing some ten years ago when you could easily get all these quality things new, at good price? Wasting money on RRoD 360s right? Your fault.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Saitek-Xbox-Sc ... B00005UBQC
https://www.retrogamingcables.co.uk/xbo ... osite-sync

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Re: Composite cable for the Xbox, need new ones

Post by LudviG » Thu May 18, 2017 11:03 am

Never bought a rrod 360 actually, owned one yes but got it repaired and have it still :)



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Re: Composite cable for the Xbox, need new ones

Post by hawsey » Mon May 22, 2017 11:46 pm

Tom M. wrote:Good evening! What were you doing some ten years ago when you could easily get all these quality things new, at good price? Wasting money on RRoD 360s right? Your fault.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Saitek-Xbox-Sc ... B00005UBQC
https://www.retrogamingcables.co.uk/xbo ... osite-sync
The RGB cable with the Scart plug you posted above , will it work with 720 ?
I was not aware of these cables , having only used the red / blue / green phono type ones before , i have just been given two of them and they do say RGB on them , they have optical out also , i didn't realise Scart carried HD ( I'm in the UK )

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Re: Composite cable for the Xbox, need new ones

Post by Coldly-Indifferent » Fri May 26, 2017 11:32 pm

Nope, RGB SCART is SD only ie. 480i/60Hz or 576i/50Hz. It'll give you the best SD picture quality you'll get with the Xbox but only SD nonetheless.

If you're serious about PQ then a Component (YPrPb) cable is the only way to go - 480p beats 480i/576i every time.

There's actually no reason why RGB SCART couldn't have carried HD except for the problem that it wasn't in the original SCART specification. In a very few cases there was equipment made which carried YPbPr via SCART or adapters to similarly enabled TV SCART sockets but that was as rare as hens teeth even back then.

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Re: Composite cable for the Xbox, need new ones

Post by hawsey » Sat May 27, 2017 10:50 am

Thanks for the clarification :-) I've been given two brand new so might use them for smaller screens or CRT at some point .

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