Way to hook up 360 to imac for display?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cherfizzle, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. cherfizzle macrumors regular

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    i was wondering if there was a way where i could hook up my xbox 360 to my iMac to use the imac's built in display? like an adapter or something?? please help that would be awesome
     
  2. thebrain74 macrumors regular

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    The only way i know to do it is through a TV tuner, such as an EyeTV hardware device. They aren't real cheap, and you need to make sure they have a 'hardware encoding off' function (a lot of times called game mode) which will take more comp. power but will result in lag free play. Hardware encoding producing a couple second lag time between source and screen.

    With a setup like this you could also plug in a TV cable service cable and have TV on your Mac too with full DVR functionaltiy (this is what I have and its awesome)

    I reccomend you check out http://www.elgato.com/

    Hope I helped
    THEBrain
     
  3. isleofjib macrumors regular

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    thebrain74, what is the quality of the TV when you run thru the eyetv hardware? i've always been curious about that.

    to the OP, unfortunately, i think there aren't a lot of options for what you want. there is hope that the next refresh will include some kind of input for the monitors. but until then...
     

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