Can you use the iMac as a tv for xbox 360?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by erandall38, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. erandall38 macrumors 6502

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    I have beens searching the forums, but all I am getting is that you can stream your music and videos onto the xbox 360.
    But can I actually hook my xbox 360 up to a iMac and play it on the iMac. The point is I Just want to have an iMac in my room and no TV.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Only with extra hardware such as the devices made by Elgato.
     
  3. Danrose1977 macrumors regular

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    There is no line in to the screen so you won't be able to hook it up sorry to burst the bubble...

    But a Mac mini with a nice screen, a KVM box and an xbox might work...
     
  4. Toddgabweg macrumors member

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    I am hoping that the new imacs will have such inputs to hook up a 360 or PS3. Here's hoping that Apple listened to the demands:apple:
     
  5. DrDamn macrumors newbie

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    They may add a HDMI input (crosses fingers). This would accomodate a PS3 or Elite 360, but not a regular 360.
     
  6. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    You could just get a componet to HDMI adapter.
     
  7. DrDamn macrumors newbie

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    Component to HDMI isn't simple or cheap though is it? There is a reason MS haven't released a HDMI cable for the regular 360 - it can't output a digital video signal, only analogue. HDMI is digital only. So the signal would have to go through a processing box of some sort.
     
  8. KingofAwesome macrumors regular

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    I don't really think that's a high-demand feature. Most home users want their entertainment on the bigger TV in their living room - something they can see from the couch. You're an exception to that.
     

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