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    xbox in the car (problems)

    im using my xbox as a games console and a dvd player in the car(im a tight wad didnt want to buy a seperate player lol) well it plays fine on dvd and is excellent, when i stick a game in it, the screen starts flickering and jumping all over the place. dvd format on the screen is pal, but i have to switch to nstc or whatever it is for games, and then its in black and white?!?! why is it doing this and why is nothing ever simple lol.

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    I dont understand why you should have to switch between ntsc and pal...
    ...does'nt make sense...

    I dont have an xBox - but surely if you just have the one output from the xbox - it should play the same ..

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    thats what i dont understand, there is only one output, only thing is i have had to extend the cable to get it from the glove box to the hideaway box in the boot, so unless mabe the connection is cousing a problem but i used peoper plugs, but then it works fine in dvd and both dvd and game are stamped pal on the face.......im confused, i have double checked all my wiring twice and its all fine so i dont have a clue
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    ......must be the screen then ....

    Is it new / second hand ?

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    screen is seccond hand but is nothing wrong with it, i bought it off a member yesterday. car.crash (marc smith). .
    could it be a problem with power, where the video cable is so long, its losing power to produce the picture?
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    could be some interference from other power sources in the car. you tried moving the x-box. unplug it and just try it with it as close to tv as poss.

    if still dodgey???

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    when you say as close to the tv you mean the hideaway box? its in the glove box at the moment so its right on top of the screen
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    maybe the screen won't accept a ntsc signal. My old telly used to flicker badly when you tried ntsc on it. why not just keep the xbox in Pal???

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    when saying hideaway. thought you ment in the boot where the first aid box usually goes in the m4...

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    you saying i need to change the setting from the xbox?? how do i do that. im guessing that if the xbox is producing pal then the screen needs to recieve pal but if its putting nsct then it needs setting to pal?? yeh
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