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smwatson
Nov 12, 2005, 07:55 AM
Is there any way to play an xbox through the iMac instead of a TV?

satans_banjo
Nov 12, 2005, 08:28 AM
if you get an external TV receiver that has an AV input then you could plug it into there

biohazard6969
Nov 12, 2005, 10:26 AM
explain....i'm quite interested in this too

davidcb13
Nov 12, 2005, 11:23 AM
You would need something like this...
http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/72402/wo/kU4LADzitob12bQ6j82209aDELZ/1.0.19.1.0.8.25.7.11.1.3

woxel1
Nov 12, 2005, 12:37 PM
When I saw the name of this thread I seriously thought there was going to be a question about emulating an Xbox on the Mac. Seriously.

NerdBoy
Nov 12, 2005, 05:48 PM
You would need something like this...
http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/72402/wo/kU4LADzitob12bQ6j82209aDELZ/1.0.19.1.0.8.25.7.11.1.3

what is the device? I get an error saying my session has timed out.

satans_banjo
Nov 12, 2005, 06:04 PM
something like this

http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObjects/ukstore.woa/90201/wo/GH5O4wJx4eMg2PTWAQF13kJec4g/1.SLID?mco=16A673EC&nplm=TA868

cliffrouse11bas
Nov 15, 2005, 07:08 PM
Still Not coming up for me. I am getting the new xbox 360 and want to hook it up with my Imac. Thanks

Cliff

bluebomberman
Nov 15, 2005, 09:41 PM
Guys, you can't link back to the Apple Store like that. What's so hard about providing a product link or writing the damn product name?

steelfist
Nov 16, 2005, 07:25 AM
the imac should support tv in, you know, like view tv shows in a small window, and you can use that for the xbox as well.

Madmic23
Nov 16, 2005, 08:08 AM
Get the elgato eyeTV USB 2.0. It is the only TV tuner for Mac that will allow you to play games on your mac. Other TV tuners (including other elgato tuners) have a built in mpeg encoder which adds a one to two second delay to the image appearing on your monitor, which would suck when playing Halo.
I have the eyeTV USB 2.0 hooked up to my 20" iMac and it works great. Check it out.

Whoops! Looks like they replaced it with the eyeTV EZ. It works exactly the same though, check it out

http://www.elgato.com/index.php?file=products_eyetvez

xli_ne
Nov 16, 2005, 08:20 AM
Get the elgato eyeTV USB 2.0. It is the only TV tuner for Mac that will allow you to play games on your mac. Other TV tuners (including other elgato tuners) have a built in mpeg encoder which adds a one to two second delay to the image appearing on your monitor, which would suck when playing Halo.
I have the eyeTV USB 2.0 hooked up to my 20" iMac and it works great. Check it out.

Whoops! Looks like they replaced it with the eyeTV EZ. It works exactly the same though, check it out

http://www.elgato.com/index.php?file=products_eyetvez

sweet find

spn
Nov 16, 2005, 08:59 AM
Yes but, yes but, yes.. Unfortunately there's some lag with EyeTV signal - being processed (digitized) and all.

So you should be reacting few seconds beforehand - and that's tricky!

I have the EyeTV 200 and a traditional TV set, you can see the difference.

edit: a bit too late with my comment.. :(

Madmic23
Nov 16, 2005, 09:58 AM
Yes but, yes but, yes.. Unfortunately there's some lag with EyeTV signal - being processed (digitized) and all.

So you should be reacting few seconds beforehand - and that's tricky!

I have the EyeTV 200 and a traditional TV set, you can see the difference.

edit: a bit too late with my comment.. :(

With the EyeTV 200, yes, there is a delay because it encodes the video into mpeg2 BEFORE it sends it to your Mac.

With the eyeTV EZ and USB Wonder 2.0, they have no encoder, so the video signal goes straight to your monitor uncompressed. Trust me, it works. I play my PS2 on my Mac now, and there is ZERO delay.

On the flip side, if you want to record any video, all of the encoding into mpeg2 happens on your computer, and it takes quite a bit of processing power to do it. If you want to encode at the best quality setting, you need a dual processor G5. My single processor iMac G5 can only record on the medium setting.

Kurando
Nov 17, 2005, 12:10 AM
This has been the most helpful advice I could find anywhere.

However, is there anyway to do it for cheaper?

If there is, could you list the brand of the product.

Chaszmyr
Nov 17, 2005, 12:15 AM
A product like EyeTV (or any similar product) simply won't suffice for playing games.

smwatson
Nov 17, 2005, 12:01 PM
A product like EyeTV (or any similar product) simply won't suffice for playing games.
So what would