The newly manufactured $349.99 premiums (as of July 2007) have an HDMI port just like the Elite. Previous consoles don't have hardware to handle a digital signal even if a cable were made. So, those of us who adopted early and paid more are, as usual, screwed (meaning stuck with component or VGA.)
In other words, if there is no HDMI port on the back of your console, this cable is of no use. Bummer, ain't it?
Yeah, it would be nice if they would tell you it wont work with the old 360's I already bought this....and it does me no good. Also do not by the VGA, the picture was horrible, Component Cables provide a much better picture...If you know anyone who would like to by the HDMI cable, they can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org..
wishing now i would have read these post before i bought this thing. i have an older 360 as well, which does NOT have the hdmi slot. at least i didnt pay full price for this. got a pretty sweet deal. and from the looks of it, got it from someone who ran into the same problem. does anyone know of a cable out there that allows me to connect to hdmi from my old school 360?