Can MBP take a Display INPUT?

JosephDuffy

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Jul 12, 2009
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Hey,
I'm going to hook my Xbox 360 (When it's back from repair :/) to my MacBook Pro Early 2008.
If I plug it in (I've got/can get all the wires), will it just see it as an input? I'm going to wire it like this"
Xbox > VGA > DVI > MBP
If this works, what settings shall I use on my 360?
What's the highest res I should use, or what aspect ratio? I'm currently using 1440x900.
Thanks
Joseph Duffy
 

Techhie

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Dec 7, 2008
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The hub of stupidity
Hey,
I'm going to hook my Xbox 360 (When it's back from repair :/) to my MacBook Pro Early 2008.
If I plug it in (I've got/can get all the wires), will it just see it as an input? I'm going to wire it like this"
Xbox > VGA > DVI > MBP
If this works, what settings shall I use on my 360?
What's the highest res I should use, or what aspect ratio? I'm currently using 1440x900.
Thanks
Joseph Duffy
No, the DVI port only functions as a one-way out signal.
 

m85476585

macrumors 65816
Feb 26, 2008
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You could get a TV tuner, but then the best quality you could get would be S-Video or maybe component video. The problem is TV tuners tend to add some lag, which can make them unusable with game consoles. I tried to hook up my PS2 to an old tuner, and it added nearly 1/2 second of lag! There was no way I could do anything.

Now I have an EyeTV hybrid, and it has a special low lag mode for video games where it doesn't compress the video in advance. I haven't tried it, though.

If you do get a monitor, you can use it with your MBP, too, for extra screen space.
 

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