How To Connect an Xbox One X To a Monitor
Monitors are essential part of a gaming adventure, it has even conquered the field when it comes to being old school and playing on a television screen.
Now monitors present more better colors and accuracy of details, this offer has caused some gamers to switch permanently to using monitors and not go back to using television displays again.
When someone hears the word “setup” it gives some people a headache and peculiarly the gamers who purchase new consoles with all the excitement in the world and can not wait to get it up and running.
Xbox One X is one exceptional device for entertaining yet its installment and connectivity to a pc monitor could be quite taxing. But fear no more, we will simply guide you step by step in this article on how to easily connect your Xbox One X to your computer monitor with using the correct cables and accessories.
How Do You Connect Your Xbox One X To a Monitor?
The only matter that you might face is correspondence of both device, so if you are still in the process of buying an Xbox or a new monitor, it would be best if you found ones that are compatible with each other, or else you will end up with many requirements to just connect the two together.
It would be more wisely to buy a monitor that supports HDMI, it will make this whole process much easier for you. Almost all new monitors support HDMI connectivity so it will not be difficult to find one.
The Xbox One X bolster the HDMI output so they are compatible with any modern market monitor. Note that if you own an old versioned monitor, it will most likely be supporting either a VGA or a DVI output, ergo you will need a converter adapter so you are able to connect the console to your monitor with ease.
Once you gather up all the required cables and adapters, it is now time to get connecting;
Start by finding the free HDMI cable that comes with your Xbox then connect one end to the console and the other to the monitor whether by directly plugging it if your monitor has an HDMI input or by just using the converter as we mentioned above.
You may face a resolution problem depending on the monitor you are using, it is mostly common with the 4K screen displays; you will need to open the Settings menu on your console from the Xbox Guide, at the bottom you will find an “All Settings” menu, select “Display and Sound” then click on the “Video Output” menu, it will let you choose the preferred resolution and refresh rate that best suit your device and game.
As for the sound connectivity setup, it has a different route than the video but nothing too hard to handle; if your monitor has speakers, you may be able to get the audio from your console to play through them but keep in mind that it will not provide a nice quality audio.
Most monitors in the market spare having a pair of built in speakers which in this case you will need a converter to be able to play the sound.
If you are connecting via HDMI, then you will need a separate audio cable to connect to your monitor since the HDMI does not connect straightway to the speakers.
Once you have completed all the steps we have mentioned, your Xbox One X should now be connected peacefully to your pc monitor and running smoothly. Enjoy your gaming sessions.