Just got my X2VGA+ for the Xbox. It is an adaptor that allows you to use your Xbox with a regular PC VGA monitor. What's the big deal, you say?
Well, for one thing, your wife can now watch TV while you game in the study. And it allows you to have all your gaming devices (Xbox and PC) in one place, sharing one monitor and one audio system. And thirdly, and most important of all, you get to see your Xbox graphics at their highest resolutions.
Because most people do not own High-definition TVs, they can only see most games at the maximum resolution of 480i (480 interlaced horizontal lines).
The Xbox is capable of much higher resolutions, and most games ship with 480p support, and even 720p and 1080i, in some cases. With the X2VGA+, you get to see it all, the high res and the vibrant colours, and via a cheap PC monitor.
Oh, it also comes with a built in monitor and audio switch, so that with the press of one button, you can switch the VGA monitor and audio system between your Xbox and PC easily.
It cost me slightly over $100, so it is not cheap, but darnit, it was worth every cent. Of course, if you have your Plasma TV already, you don't need this.
I'm never going back to Xbox on my TV again (unless I get that 50-inch Plasma, but I want to remain married). It really is the best thing you can get for your Xbox, no other accessory even comes close.