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

    gohome190

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

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    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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