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1.0 out of 5 stars Cable causes xbox reboot when switching video inputs on your tv, July 20, 2010
This review is from: Trenro RCA Audio Cable Adapter for XBOX 360 + Slim (Video Game)
This cable does the trick with one major flaw. It is not wired correctly and the xbox360 will reboot if you switch inputs on your display.

For example, if you have a cable/satellite box in tv hdmi input 1, and the xbox is on tv hdmi 2, then if you switch from the xbox to watch tv and return to the xbox the xbox will reboot.

This is a known problem on lower quality cables because they are missing a ground. This cable can be modified, but you have to crack open the casing, and solder in an additional wire. This is not a tv or setup problem. Its a known issue and you can easily find more info on it on the net.

This problem makes it very difficult to pause a game for long periods and return to it. So i have to give this a low review, because a cable either completely works, or it doesn't work at all...
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Initial post: Oct 25, 2010 11:21:42 AM PDT
Chris S. says:
Youre absolutely right man. Just got mine and its doing the same thing to me. Did you ever get this resolved? They offered to send me another one but who knows. They'll probably just send me another bad one.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2011 6:05:38 PM PST
T. Jones says:
These cables are flawed. Unless they are redesigned, any replacement will have the same problem.

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 7:41:41 AM PDT
The problem is not the fault of this cable. I had another cable by another company designed to do the same thing and the same reboot problem occurs. Hence its not unique to this brand.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 10:12:33 AM PST
All 3rd part dongles have this issue, except for this one:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10830&cs_id=1083005&p_id=7526&seq=1&format=2

And it's only $2.79

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2011 8:29:22 AM PST
Nick D says:
Thanks for link Nick. Just ordered - hope that it works.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 6:22:22 PM PST
Forbidden says:
These are not necessary.
You can easily take the original XBOX Component A/V cables that come with the XBOX by cracking open the plastic around the plug.
Its easy to do and I have done it on 3 cables so far with no problem not needing to buy these cheap things.
Theres YouTube videos on how to do it correctly. Only takes a screwdriver.
Just remember to use electrical tape after to cover up part of the connector that willl be exposed metal.

Hope this helps some of you save some money!
:)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2013 6:01:29 AM PDT
Cody E. says:
Did you by chance see this http://youtu.be/5t_q_jwRGdE and see my comment about the screwdriver and electrical tape? that would be crazy weird if you did and i came across this reply to a review. youtube: cje200
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