Is the Mini-DVI port for input or output?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Grawsith, May 25, 2007.

  1. Grawsith macrumors newbie

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    If I were to connect an Xbox 360 VGA cable into the MacBook, would I be able to use the screen as a display for the console?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    That is for sure an output, but I can definitely understand wanting to hook up a gaming console to your laptop. That's definitely something I keeping wanting to do, but can't do it with that mini-DVI port.

    I believe there is some hardware you can buy to do it through USB, but know them off-hand.
     
  4. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    You want either the EyeTV Hybrid or the EyeTV 250.

    The Hybrid has no hardware encoding which means no latency in displaying video (ideal for gaming). Recording TV is a little more taxing on the computer as the raw signal comes straight into it, but nothing a C2D can't handle (even the MB).

    The 250 has the ability to do hardware encoding so if you record a lot of TV shows, it might work better. Additionally, however, you can turn off the hardware encoding to play games (again no latency).

    Both products are highly recommended on MR.
     

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