connecting xbox 360 to new macbook pro 13"

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  1. Mudvayned macrumors newbie

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    hi. i recently purchased one of the new macbook pros (13") i want to connect an xbox to my laptop, due to the high quality screen. i did some searching, and would it be possible to connect the xbox to the laptop using a mac miniport to vga cable, connected to an hd xbox 360 hd vga cable. would it work or not, or do i do it some other way?
    thanks for your help! :D
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Do a search using MRoogle: this question gets asked about various Macs with XBox 360s loads. Basically you can't use an output port for input. You need something that will convert that signal for input usage. Like one of Elgatos products.
     
  3. Mudvayned thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thing is, the apple site says that it's an input as well as an output.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Where?
     
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  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    No, where on their website. I know where the Apple website is. I'm not a complete idiot.

    For example at http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/specs-13inch.html it says "Mini DisplayPort output port" indicating quite clearly it's output only. I was interested in some supporting evidence for your input/output claim.
     
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