Can I Use my notebook screen as an Xbox 360 Display Screen?

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  1. Dalek Step macrumors newbie

    Dalek Step

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    I've got an Xbox 360 Elite and would like to use my Macbook Pro's Screen as the Display for the Xbox 360. Does anyone know how I can do that? :confused: Can I please have a Step by step manual.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It is possible, but the results are crappy. Buy a real TV.
     
  3. Dalek Step thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've got one with me TV, but I want one to use in my bedroom, and I can move the TV to my bedroom. Do you have a way I can do it?
     
  4. jeremyshaw macrumors 6502

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    Only notebook that actually has a digital video input is an alienware m17xr3, iirc. Other ideas typically involve using an USB video capture card, which has variable success.
     
  5. Dalek Step thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Please Explain
     
  6. jeremyshaw macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, sending from iPhone ATM, :(

    So cannot explain fully; however, cheap way is to use composite cables and a cheap eBay USB capture card and use the preview input from that to play. Otherwise, maybe something more substantial, like a hauppauge hd pvr might work.


    I've done the cheap route with a windows laptop before, and it works, but I ended up buying a 27" panel for my room.


    Anyhow, if still don't know what I am talking about, or of someone does clear up, I'll try to remember to come back to this thread soon and explain properly from my computer. Otherwise, have fun!
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Google it yourself. Why should someone take the time to explain something that is going to be awful in the first place? For the trouble you'll spend trying to get this non-solution to work you can just buy yourself a $200 20-inch TV that will work perfectly.
     
  8. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    step 1) buy USB TV Tuner card of varying price/quality
    step 2) become frustrated when trying to play video games while video latency occurs
    step 3) buy real TV

    miles. i like your style.
     
  9. Dalek Step thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good Point :)
     
  10. jeremyshaw macrumors 6502

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    Yup, I think the thee of us, in some way, have just said: get a real tv, or something like it (I use a dell u2711 from my desktop :p)
     
  11. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    I did a little bit of research into this and saw the results. You won't be overly thrilled with what you get. The results are sub-standard at best.
     
  12. Dalek Step thread starter macrumors newbie

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