Xbox 360

Got my Xbox 360 today!

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Played with it for a few hours. Got it set up with my Dell 2405FPW 24″ LCD through the component cables that came with it. The audio is processed through my SoundBlaster Audigy2 ZS and into my Logitech speakers. The video mode is set to 1080i and it’s sweet! Before I went to work today, I dropped by our company store and got 3 extra wireless controllers and the following games:

Project Gotham Racing 3
Kameo: Elements of Power
Perfect Dark Zero

I haven’t bothered taking a picture of the setup since it’s still not final yet as I plan on getting an optical audio cable. There’s really 2 reasons for this. 1 is that I want to test out my optical in on my sound card and 2nd is that the cable they gave me wasn’t really long enough since there’s really about 2 ft between the component cable and the audio cable, which doesn’t really give me much room to connect one end to my monitor and the other to my computer (front bay).

Xbox Live is pretty cool as I’ve already downloaded a few demos and trial games. Planning on finding a cheap way to accumulate Live Market Points since Geometry Wars is so fun. I started playing Kameo, but the game is a bit weird and takes awhile to get use to. Connecting the Xbox to the internet was pretty simple as it was just connect the ethernet cable to my switch and then click Sign on.

The premium set came with a headset that connects right into the wireless controller. I haven’t used it yet, but seems like something fun I could play with in the future.

4 Replies to “Xbox 360”

  1. The main reason I got the Xbox 360 is the discount I get on games and hardware. Wireless controllers for $30, new games for $25, old games for $15. Games published by Microsoft that is.

    Well, definitely not a PS3 as the price is too expensive and I don’t really need the backwards compatibility as I never had a PS2. Then there’s the Blu-ray, which I don’t like (HD-DVD supporter here).

    However, the Wii does look awesome and I’m thinking about it.

  2. Can u tell me how to process the audio throwgh the sound blaster? i have a Audigy 2 ZS with a creative speakers, so i will be cool if i could connect it to Xbox, thanks.
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  3. First off, do you have a platinum Audigy2 ZS? Meaning, did it come with an extra part you installed into one of your cd/dvd-rom bays in the front of your computer?

    If you DO have the platinum version, then you can either go through analog or digital. The front panel already has the audio composite red/white inputs. If you want digital, you’ll need to purchase an optical cable (read Xbox 360, TOSLINK, and Audigy2 ZS). And once again, there’s an optical input in the front panel.

    If you DO NOT have the platinum version, then you’ll need to purchase an audio composite to stereo mini converter. Basically a converter that’ll take the red/white audio outputs and output into headphones cable (something like 3.5mm Stereo Plug/two 3.5mm Stereo Jack cable), which you will then plug into the audio-in/line-in in the back of your sound card.

    I hope this helps.

    //krunk (^_^x)

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