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HD Link (HDMI) for OG Xbox is up at Amazon


#1 Jurai  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 01:52 AM

These have been OOS for months unless you're willing to pay $90+ on eBay

 

Available for ordering for $24.99 on Amazon, expected to ship in a week

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076J9TNCD/



#2 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   4644 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 01:57 AM

I'm not familiar with this product. Is there any benefit / drawback to my component cables for the OG Xbox?

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#3 Jurai  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:01 AM

I'm not familiar with this product. Are there any benefit / drawback to my component cables for the OG Xbox?

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If you're happy with component output, then no, probably not. It's really aimed at the use-case that you don't have any non-hdmi inputs on your set and don't want to run through a converter



#4 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   14174 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:13 AM

Hey thanks for the update, can't wait to finally play Halo MP in HD while eating my Freedom Fries and listening to Sum 41. I sure hope the last Matrix movie is good and not boring and convoluted.



#5 Jurai  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:20 AM

personally my tv only has HDMI input, so I've been waiting for these to come back in stock since I finally got around to fixing up my original xbox. MS is making good strides on BC on the XB1 but there are still some good games in the back catalogue worth a play.



#6 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   174 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:26 AM

Hmm tempting.  I just installed CoinOPS 8 on my OG Xbox.  HDMI is certainly more convenient than component.



#7 Kaijuboy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   157 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:39 AM

FYI: some models suffer interference with this cable (read reviews for details). Also it only passes 2-channel stereo, no surround. It’s good to have, just know what your getting into!

#8 DisGonnaBeGood   But I need tacos! I need them or I will explode. CAGiversary!   3399 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:46 AM

Hmm tempting. I just installed CoinOPS 8 on my OG Xbox. HDMI is certainly more convenient than component.


Cost of an OG Xbox and new 3.5" hard drive is extremely cheap. That's the only thing holding me back from getting this, as I'd feel bad spending about as much on it as those two items together.

#9 Bizzquik   TheBizz CAGiversary!   2114 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:47 AM

Thanks, OP.

 

And yes, Kaijuboy makes good points; these things can cause issues on some specific models.

 

But I bought them to try out.  And down the road, fewer and fewer audio receivers are going to retain component cables - so these will be nice to have if they work on my ol' Xbox.  Shame about no Dolby Digital, though.



#10 Jurai  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:54 AM

They did confirm on facebook that this batch has NOT been updated to address reports of interference, just a heads up if anyone was hoping to upgrade that previously had an issue with it.

 

Edit: looks like Amazon is adding more stock than the initial quantities, probably still processing them in at the warehouse

 

Also if you're on the fence, keep in mind this cable has been OOS for 2+ months and has only been attainable by paying almost $100 on eBay, if you have the need, I would buy now



#11 Bizzquik   TheBizz CAGiversary!   2114 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 04:12 AM

This thread has inspired me to look for cheap original Xbox games on eBay....which could be a two-fer if Microsoft does something crazy at E3 in three weeks like announce disc-based, system-level OG emulation on Xbox One at E3.



#12 media_wonder   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   139 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 04:17 AM

Hey thanks for the update, can't wait to finally play Halo MP in HD while eating my Freedom Fries and listening to Sum 41. I sure hope the last Matrix movie is good and not boring and convoluted.

You jest, yet those were the best days of my life. lol



#13 lakers714  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 04:34 AM

Tempting because these sell out and cost so much from 3rd party vendors 



#14 bradbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   874 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 04:38 AM

It makes a turd look like a turd.

#15 Jurai  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 05:04 AM

This thread has inspired me to look for cheap original Xbox games on eBay....which could be a two-fer if Microsoft does something crazy at E3 in three weeks like announce disc-based, system-level OG emulation on Xbox One at E3.


Yeah, the price of the games they announce bc for immediately spikes, I'm glad they've been adding them to Xbox live also. I keep a modded Xbox around but the enhancements they're doing to let the xbone run them at higher resolution is really nice

Fyi the Xbox one already does system level emulation of some Xbox titles they added it earlier this year

#16 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6040 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:38 AM

These have been OOS for months unless you're willing to pay $90+ on eBay

Available for ordering for $24.99 on Amazon, expected to ship in a week

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076J9TNCD/


I own one of these Pound cables for the original Xbox, and it works well for what it does. Does it make an original Xbox work on a HDTV? Yes. Does it upscale the original image? Only on the games that it is supposed to. If you are buying it because you think it will make Xbox games look as good as Xbox 360 or Xbox One games, it won't do that, but they will be playable. It's like watching a show that was shot in standard definition on a HDTV today. That's the best analogy I can come up with.

That said, it was a solid investment for me. But I own hundreds of original Xbox games that I bought years ago, and I still enjoy playing them. I even removed the clock capacitor from my original Xbox a few months back which I recommend that anyone with one of the earlier versions of the system should do since a leaking clock capacitor could possibly kill your system. But, I would only pay the lower price for the cable and wait for it to come back in stock.

#17 Jurai  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:44 PM

I own one of these Pound cables for the original Xbox, and it works well for what it does. Does it make an original Xbox work on a HDTV? Yes. Does it upscale the original image? Only on the games that it is supposed to. If you are buying it because you think it will make Xbox games look as good as Xbox 360 or Xbox One games, it won't do that, but they will be playable. It's like watching a show that was shot in standard definition on a HDTV today. That's the best analogy I can come up with.

That said, it was a solid investment for me. But I own hundreds of original Xbox games that I bought years ago, and I still enjoy playing them. I even removed the clock capacitor from my original Xbox a few months back which I recommend that anyone with one of the earlier versions of the system should do since a leaking clock capacitor could possibly kill your system. But, I would only pay the lower price for the cable and wait for it to come back in stock.

The units up for order at $24.99 are official stock from Pound, they've been waiting this month for Amazon to inventory and add them in.

Interesting about the clock capacitor I'll have to look into that, I think I'm on a 1.6 though

And yeah, this is mainly aimed at a specific HDMI need, if you're happy with your component cable you won't see any benefit

Edit: I guess it's oos again, that's surprising given how many they had, hopefully eBay sellers aren't clearing them out to flip

#18 Jurai  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 03:25 PM

Update, Amazon filed a claim against the company making the cables that they were fake even though the maker is there one who added them, oos till resolved

#19 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6040 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 04:52 PM

The units up for order at $24.99 are official stock from Pound, they've been waiting this month for Amazon to inventory and add them in.

Interesting about the clock capacitor I'll have to look into that, I think I'm on a 1.6 though

And yeah, this is mainly aimed at a specific HDMI need, if you're happy with your component cable you won't see any benefit

Edit: I guess it's oos again, that's surprising given how many they had, hopefully eBay sellers aren't clearing them out to flip


Don't remove the clock capacitor if you own a 1.6. Later models of the Xbox don't have the leaking clock capacitor problem, so you don't need to do it on a 1.6. If I'm not mistaken, removing the clock capacitor from inside a 1.6 might actually harm the system.

#20 Jurai  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 05:23 PM

Don't remove the clock capacitor if you own a 1.6. Later models of the Xbox don't have the leaking clock capacitor problem, so you don't need to do it on a 1.6. If I'm not mistaken, removing the clock capacitor from inside a 1.6 might actually harm the system.

thanks for the info, I'll have to double check exactly which model I have, been awhile



#21 Jurai  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 05:43 PM

Cables are back



#22 Aleth   Shhhhh...I'm waiting... CAGiversary!   231 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:18 PM

Ordered one right after I removed the capacitor on my halo xbox. 

 

seems like it'll be bite before they are shipped. 



#23 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6040 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:20 PM

thanks for the info, I'll have to double check exactly which model I have, been awhile


Here's a Reddit link for anyone who might need to do the clock capacitor removal procedure on their original Xbox systems:

https://www.reddit.c...clock_capacitor

It's not difficult at all with the right tools, but it is necessary since a leaky clock capacitor might pose a fire hazard. I took mine apart, removed the clock capacitor, cleaned the motherboard, dusted the system's internals, and put it back together in under an hour, and it still runs great.

#24 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   1976 Posts   Joined 2.8 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:39 PM

Hell yes. Ordered.



#25 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1548 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 May 2018 - 11:44 PM

One of the connectors on my Xbox's component cable is starting to fall apart... I really should consider getting one of these. Then again, I've got that Raspberry Pi, and it handles retro games at least as well as the Xbox does... decisions, decisions.



#26 CheepyDee   Hello I am Best Buy GCU's Scolding Mother Banned   304 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 12:40 PM

Now to find a nice used Xbox and games..

#27 kitsunisan   Meh. CAGiversary!   1533 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 01:12 PM

I might pick this one up, but between this and the $150 price for a Gamecube HDMI adapter when I already have component cables for both has me looking for just a good component converter. Does anyone have one that actually works well? I've gone through a couple of them that had issues.

#28 monogoat   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   71 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2018 - 01:34 PM

I might pick this one up, but between this and the $150 price for a Gamecube HDMI adapter when I already have component cables for both has me looking for just a good component converter. Does anyone have one that actually works well? I've gone through a couple of them that had issues.

When I first got this cable I experienced the interference problems and I thought I had a bad cable, at the same time I had gotten one of the green Halo consoles, swapped it in and no problems. I think it's the console more than the cable.



#29 Jurai  

Posted 21 May 2018 - 05:40 PM

I might pick this one up, but between this and the $150 price for a Gamecube HDMI adapter when I already have component cables for both has me looking for just a good component converter. Does anyone have one that actually works well? I've gone through a couple of them that had issues.

$150? yikes. I would just get a Wii and that one hdmi adapter that has like 0 latency



#30 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3422 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:35 PM

GC HDMI adapters are ridiculously priced because the alternative is component cables that are $300+ these days