MadCatz bringing HDMI to older 360s
Do you own a pre-HDMI Xbox 360 that HASN’T Red Ringed on you yet? If you do, then listen up — MadCatz is bringing HDMI to you in the form of the HDMI Conversion Kit. Outside of the fact that it it will give you the crystal clear quality of HDMI that we’ve been enjoying for a while (this reminds me, I need to buy a bigger monitor), we also know that it will support 1080p, and it comes with HDMI and optical audio cables.
The entire package will sell for $89.99, and will be available at or shortly after the new year.
December 20th, 2007 at 2:42 pm
Interesting, we have an elite with HDMI built in but I’m wondering a few things that maybe the people here can answer.
I’m assuming this device does not have HDCP (the copy protection/DRM included in the HDMI spec) since it’s just doing an analog to digital conversion.
I’m wondering if the HDMI built in to the Elite and newer 360s does have HDCP turned on, the reason is I have a couple year old LCD monitor that supports DVI but not HDCP, I could get a simple cable to convert HDMI to DVI but if the 360 outputs HDCP it probably won’t work, though this one should, of course this could be an excuse to buy a newer LCD monitor that supports HDCP.