Can MBP take a Display INPUT?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JosephDuffy, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. JosephDuffy macrumors regular

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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
     
  2. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    No, the DVI port only functions as a one-way out signal.
     
  3. JosephDuffy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Alright, thanks, I'll be getting a monitor then.
     
  4. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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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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