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    Question: Since my HDTV is very dated (Got it in April of 2006) it lacks an HDMI port and with Xbox One not supporting component cables I'm kind of screwed. I've looked into converters that convert VGA to HDMI but the descriptions have said for desktop PC's, laptops and what not.

    I have seen prices range from $7 to $250. Would those work for HDTV's or are there any that would? I'm leaning towards no because at this point the industry wants me to just invest in a new TV so they can make money.

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    For cables of any type, many folks (including myself) who are into AV stuff highly recommend Monoprice on the net. You'll find the best prices and great quality.
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    Monoprice. Hands-down.

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    Good deal, but what should I be looking for to buy?
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    Not trying to be rude, everyone's situation is unique, but it sounds like you could generally use a TV update, and if you have the money for Xbone, you probably have the money for a decent modern unit. I just say that as my advice -- update your TV situation. If you're trying to use a VGA-to-HDMI converter for a next-gen console, you're greatly diminishing one of the biggest reasons to even have a next-gen console IMO.

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    I know I need a TV update I just won't be able to get all of that at once. So that sucks.
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    I know I need a TV update I just won't be able to get all of that at once. So that sucks.
    But why buy a Xbone before a TV update? Legitimately asking, not trying to be leading or derisive. JMO, but it seems counterintuitive to buy a next-gen console to play on a TV/monitor that doesn't support HDMI. Especially when you could definitely find a nice HDTV for the $499 price point of Xbone anyway (Slickdeals!!!)

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    Seriously. TV prices have dropped like a rock. I wouldn't spend money to convert the signal for your old TV. I've got an old 32" TV that doesn't have an HDMI jack. For what I paid for that thing, I could buy a top of the line 70" LED right now. You can easily get a very nice big TV for under $500.
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    Haha, I just don't want to drop $600 on a TV and if a converter isn't that costly I'd be fine with that for now. But if they are around the $150-200 range then yeah it doesn't make much sense to get one and I'll use a computer monitor I have that's actually decent in size and supports HDMI
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