Overpriced adapter adds HDMI to your older Xbox 360

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HDMI Adapter

I’m a tech-savvy guy, and tend to talk a lot about the latest and greatest products. While I try to keep my own collection of gadgets up-to-date, there’s just no way to stay on top of everything. I keep telling myself that one of these days I’m going to take the plunge and buy and HDTV. Unfortunately, when I finally do splurge on the TV of my dreams, there are plenty of upgrades I’ll need to do it justice. One such device is my Xbox 360. I picked mine up before they started putting in standard HDMI ports. Thankfully there’s an adapter out there that’ll easily upgrade my box.

While it seems like a great idea, it shares the same issue as the wireless adapter for the 360: it’s too expensive. Sure, call me frugal, but since the newer 360’s come with the HDMI port standard, you’re almost as well off trading in your old one and spending your money buying a whole new console. If you don’t want to go through that much trouble, you can pick the adapter up for $90.

Source: CrunchGear

6 reviews or comments

Paul Says: December 21, 2007 at 2:01 am

Or you can just use the component cable which is just as good.

Undey Says: December 21, 2007 at 3:21 pm

I have two 360’s, one with HDMI and one without. Personally, I cannot tell the difference between them on either my Sony Bravia LCD or my Panasonic Plasma. I really don’t believe that HDMI offers any benefit other than a smaller cable to run through the wall if you are wall-mounting the television. Visually I don’t believe there is a difference.

That’s just my opinion though.

Undey

Mike Says: December 22, 2007 at 8:54 pm

Geez. For $90, I’ll just break my 360 and use the extended warranty to get one of the new ones with the built-in HDMI.

This new adapter is a TOTAL SCAM and a slap in the face to existing 360 owners. I’d pay $20 for this, but $90????????????

Get real, greedy Microsoft. Enjoy my “broken” Xbox and the costs to repair it.

Xopher Says: January 11, 2008 at 1:05 pm

Unfortunately this adapter does not convert the signal to Digital. It still remains an analog signal and only changes the interface by which the signal runs.

You’re still getting a component signal, just plugging it into a different slot.

Dave Says: April 7, 2008 at 8:57 pm

It takes the VGA signal and converts it to HDMI, which looks pretty dang good.

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