Using iBook as XBox 360 Monitor?

Discussion in 'Games' started by mms, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. mms
    macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to hook up my iBook G4 (rev 1) to my XBox and use it as a monitor. I'm aware that I can do this using eyeTV but the $150 price tag is a huge turnoff. Is there a cheaper/easier way to play XBox games on my Mac?

    If not the iBook, then I have an old Apple LCD Studio display lying around (I first got it with the Cube way way back). Would I have more success using that at my monitor? How can I get sound if I end up using this display?
     
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    zap2

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    EyeTV is the best way I know of...really its not worth it, it would be nice, but I think a 150USD SDTV might be better.


    Unless you plan on recording TV also...then EyeTV would be killing 2 birds with one stone, but really 12'' or 14'' is a small display for gaming imo
     
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    mad jew

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    With EyeTV there'll be a little bit of lag too, which will make gaming an absolute pain in the arse.
     
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    Best bet is to buy a TV, or go dig up a 19 or 21" CRT monitor, buy it and the VGA cables as well as some speakers, and you got yourself a nice sweet Xbox 360 setup that'll do High def. :D

    There is no way without the EyeTV. And the Studio Display is ADC, so it wont work.
     
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    Xeem

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    I haven't even googled it, but couldn't one just use a couple converters to go HDMI->DVI->ADC (assuming he has an ADC->DVI converter for the monitor)?

    Edit: Never mind, I'd assumed that the 360 HDMI cable had already been released, but Microsoft is still sitting on it.
     
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    Xbox 360 has no HDMI. So its basically ADC to DVI ($99), DVI to VGA ($350 and up)
     

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