can a ps3 be connected to a powerbook g4?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by thurman munson, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. thurman munson macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2008
    canadian gulf islander
  2. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Do you mean using the PB's internal screen to display the PS3's output?

    Yes, but not cheaply, and only (to my knowledge) with analog composite or S-video. No high-def digital.

    You's need to buy a video-input device, and it has to be one without a delay or game-playing would be an exercise in frustration. Some ElGato devices offer near-zero image lag, for instance, and can be used with game consoles.

    I have a USB EyeTV Hybrid, which I have used successfully with my PBG4 (1.25 Ghz, Readon Mobility 9600/64 MB). I think my PB is a bit below minimum stated specs for EyeTV, but it still worked.

    But that's about $120 on Amazon. (It's also a digital high-def TV tuner, an analog TV tuner, and a DVR package.) Miglia TV Micro Express is cheaper but it most likely has a delay--you'd need to be sure about that before buying something.

    Now, if you mean simply sharing the PB's Internet connection, that's a lot easier! Enable Internet Sharing, and open ports as needed or turn off the Mac firewall.
  3. DARKJ3DI macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2008
    Dunedin, New Zealand
    or do you mean media streaming? for that you can use medialink by nullriver software. its shareware but its worth the price.

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