Can I use a powerpc imac g5's screen to play xbox?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by gohome190, May 24, 2010.

  1. gohome190 macrumors regular


    Feb 18, 2007
    Can I use an old iMac G5's 20' screen to play xbox 360 games?
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Basically, no.

    You could theoretically use a piece of DVR-type hardware like the eyeTV to pass a signal through to the iMac, but the resolution would be lower than the screen's native and there's usually enough lag with a system like that to make gaming awkward--even a half-second can badly screw up most games (where it makes no difference with TV).

    Plus it's ~$100 of hardware; you can get a 20" monitor for not much more than that.

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