Could i use my iMac i7 21.5" Screen to use as a TV to play my xbox?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iMacBoy, May 21, 2010.

  1. iMacBoy macrumors 6502

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    Hey,
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    Anyway...

    I was wondering if i could someone connect my xbox to my iMac i7 [10.6.3]
    and be able to see my xbox screen on my Mac, basically replacing my TV but only to view my xbox.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Ummhh, your iMac isn't i7, it's Core 2 Duo.. AFAIK, only 27"s can be used as monitors
     
  3. iMacBoy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    oh right, i thought the 21.5 and 27 late 09 models were 'i7' what is the name of my model then, like you have the g5 and shiz?

    thanks.
     
  4. Spulture macrumors member

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    Here is a device that allows the usage of your Mac or PC for use as a monitor. I found this admist a Google search, mind you.
    eyeTV
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    My iMac is Core 2 Duo, just like you. Only the high-end 27" is either i5 or i7, others are still Core 2 Duo

    EyeTV is horrible! There is VERY noticeable lag and it only allows you to get 480p. I would invest on monitor instead.
     
  6. iMacBoy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok thanks mate,

    so there is no possible way to play my xbox on my iMac?
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    With EyeTV it's possible but not very nice experience so you're better off getting something just for the X360. A 22" with HDMI is ~200$, much better than playing on iMac's screen, even better than on 27" IMO
     

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