hook up xbox 360 to macbook pro?

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  1. yehgermeister macrumors newbie

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    i'll be going off to college soon, and one of my most prized possessions i won't be able to leave behind is my xbox 360. thing is, my dorm will probably be too small for an hdtv, and i really don't want to bring a tv (more stuff to carry).

    i was wondering if it is at all possible to use my xbox 360 and play it on my macbook pro's monitor.

    any ideas?
     
  2. 103734 Guest

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    as far as I know there is no input on any mac laptops, so I would say no you can't.

    If I where you I would buy a cheap 17" or 19" wide screen LCD computer monitor and a xbox 360 VGA cable so that way you can have a external screen for your mac and use it for your xbox
     
  3. isauce macrumors regular

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    I don't believe he will have audio then. In that case, get a monitor that has an audio out plug so you can plug in your external speakers to the monitor. If not, you can always opt for a LCD TV, and it can be used as a monitor and a TV for your Xbox.
     
  4. byocrysis macrumors regular

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  5. mankar4 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't use a tv for your monitor; the resolutions are too low and your eyes hurt. Instead, use a monitor for your tv. use the component cables rather than hdmi so that you can get rca audio outs. I use a dell 2407 for my xbox 360 and mbp, with internet sharing from my mbp to the 360 for live.
     
  6. isauce macrumors regular

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    Hey, will this be useless when it becomes mandatory that all analog signals need to be converted to digital by Feb. 2009? I ask because by that time, if you are still using analog cables you will not receive a signal and can only get one with a digital box provided by our cable companies.
     
  7. isauce macrumors regular

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    When you hook it up to your monitor, where is the audio? Unless it has built in speakers in the monitor I suspect you need to hook it up to the monitor?
     
  8. macwall macrumors 6502

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    when i was living in the barracks my buddy bought a setup box that inputs in xbox to his laptop screen and outputs sound to these puny speakers. but he loved it, we didn't have to pay for a tv.
     
  9. monkey86 macrumors 6502

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    maybe a link or even the name of the box to help the OP?
     
  10. mbcollins93 macrumors member

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  11. 103734 Guest

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    the vga cable for the 360 has the red and white audio cables, and you can get a composite to aux adapter at any electronics store for less than 5 bucks, then you can just plug it into your external speakers.
     
  12. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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    just got to college, I bought a 27.5 inch Viewsonic monitor for my Xbox 360 and my future Monty MBP. HDMI, component, composite, s-video, and it works wonderfully. got 1080p Xbox gaming for 300 dollars less than a regular TV!
     

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