Gamer manages to connect the original Xbox to a 1977 TV
Technology from the past isn’t always compatible with today’s consoles, but a gamer has managed to get an Xbox console to work on an old TV from the late 70s.
In modern times, HDMI flat panel TVs and monitors are the norm when it comes to displaying video game consoles like the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X, but that hasn’t stopped some from experimenting with older display models for fun and challenge.
Many of these experiments revolve around CRT televisions from the 1990s, which will be very familiar to gamers who enjoyed using them to play consoles like the original PlayStation or Nintendo GameCube.
Tech-savvy fans have managed to run more recent titles like Skyrim, Halo Infinite, and even Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart on these cube-shaped displays, while others have investigated why older games look better on them than on the latest HD monitors.
Now, a TikTok user named b_b_retro has managed to get an original Xbox console to work on an old 1977 TV. This retro TV doesn’t even have the audio/video input you would normally need to connect the console, but b_b_retro has managed to get it working. play Halo: Combat Evolved by connecting it to a radio adapter connecting its input cable to the TV antenna.
Radio signals are sent through the antenna, causing the Halo home screen and the classic Halo intro theme to play through the monochrome set.