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HDMI possible for older Xbox 360 models?

A to us unknown console accessory company called XCM is listing a new product that should appeal to owners of older Xbox 360 consoles, as they claim they're working on an HDMI cable that will work with them.

 

What exactly this cable does isn't clear at this time, as the only reference on the site is that it enables HMDI and 1080P output from the regular white Xbox 360. Our guess is that it combines the VGA or component video signal with the digital audio in the round little box on the middle of the cable and then outputs this as some kind of pseudo HDMI signal.

 

 

Considering that it won't add HDCP protection to the signal it's unlikely that it will work with protected HD DVD video, since the console won't be able to communicate with the HD TV and thus the HD video stream will be downscaled. However, to date, this is not being enforced on any HD DVD media we know of.

 

The cable should finish development in about four weeks time, so expect availability on some six to eight weeks time, if it really works. No pricing information was given, so it's anyone's guess how expensive it will be.

 

You can visit XCM's website by clicking here

 

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Lego USB key

Although this doesn't come from Lego officially, as it's made by an Australian company called Zip Zip! it's none the less a cool toy. It's actually not that special, as all they've done is to squeeze a tiny USB memory key into a Lego block.

 

 

The Lego USB keys are available in a wide range of colours and you can pick one up in black, white, blue, yellow, red or green. They cost AU$59 plus shipping, which seems quite steep for a 1GB memory key, but I guess you have to pay for the novelty value of owning one of these.

 

You can buy your own Lego USB key here

 

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ATI's R600 HDMI dongle revealed

A little birdie has sent the Inq some pics of a HDMI dongle that will be used in conjunction with AMD's upcoming R600 graphics cards.

 

 

Quite a simple design really. It's also been mentioned that AMD-ATI's mid-range and low-end RV610 / RV630 parts will be fully HDCP/HDMI compatible using this same method of connectivity as well.

 


OUR OWN WILY FERRET ran couple of HD2900XT stories earlier in the day, touching on the subject of HDMI dongle. This unique feature brings HDMI not just to high-end, but to the mainstream and low-end markets as well - without messing up the dual-display capability, which was a norm for first-gen cards with HDMI.

 

We asked around some of AMD's channel partners and managed to snag a picture of the dongle that will bring HDTV connectivity to the masses.

 

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