Can I use my iMac to double as a display for Xbox?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by matt1219, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. matt1219 macrumors regular

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    I had an idea to do this through an HDMI box, but I'm not too sure if it'll work. I mean, probably not, but I jsut wanted to see if it was at all possible.
     
  2. nomar383 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think the iMac will allow video to pass through like that, so no
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    check out eyetv

    even then the resolution will suck and some games wont be able to be outputted
     
  4. aaquib macrumors 65816

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  5. nomar383 macrumors 65816

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    And for the price of an eye-tv you may as well start thinking of a dedicated monitor
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Don't forget about the latency either. Even in the supposed zero-latency mode it was painfaully noticeable.
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    for sure
     
  8. Moriarty macrumors 6502

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    Definite no. Just buy a cheap Dell display with HDMI-in, I think they have a 23-inch 1080p model with HDMI for about $200 or something like that. Isn't going to be fantastic quality of course for that price, but it's only for games, and you're clearly on a budget.
     

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