play ps3 on your macbook pro!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jr.macintosh, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. jr.macintosh macrumors member

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    Hi,
    i have a ps3 and i really would like to play ps3 on my macbook pro 2011 15",
    I've seen adaptars and such wich use RCA connectors (red, white, yellow connectors) to USB and audio in, but i prefer better quality and less lag :D.
    Is their a good adaptar for ps3 from hdmi -> thunderbolt?, or an other way to go through thunderbolt...

    thanks
     
  2. Jamesesesesess macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty sure it's impossible to use your MacBook as a screen for other devices, you can only output your MacBook to another screen.
     
  3. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    There are solutions like EasyCap DC60 and others but they look horrible on the Pro.

    I really suggest you getting a TV or a gaming monitor.
    I purchased the DC60 but the graphic is so horrible you cant read words on the screen.

    Really, just buy a gaming monitor.
    I just bought a LG E2370V-BF Gaming monitor (works for PS3 and can connect Mac via HDMI/DVI) for 170USD.
     
  4. AlexBass macrumors regular

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    I believe something like this is what you are looking for? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8JGot_Ny8w

    I doubt there is anything that can utilize the thunderbolt port yet in such a manner, but maybe in the foreseeable future.
     
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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  6. jr.macintosh thread starter macrumors member

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    I stumbled upon this and they say that if you turn on the game mode (so no recording), their is a delay of only milliseconds so almost no lag.
    And since i am not willing to record gameplay (maybe in the future, i could hook my mac through the eyetv, to the tv that is branched to the ps3. So i could record...).
    The eyetv is my second choice if there was no such thing as playing through thunderbolt.
     
  7. NMF macrumors 6502a

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    Get a 22" 1080p monitor for like $100. It will be cheaper than any Thunderbolt adapter (much cheaper), won't have lag, and will allow you to play blu-rays and the (few) PS3 games that output in 1080p.
     
  8. 01mggt macrumors 6502

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    Sony recently had the ps3 3dtv/monitor with glasses and game on sale for like either 199 or 299 cant remember.
     
  9. lcseds macrumors 6502a

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    So your thread is really "play ps3 on your macbook pro?" vs. "play ps3 on your macbook pro!". It is misleading.
     
  10. jr.macintosh thread starter macrumors member

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    Problem is that i don't have a lot of room to put an extra monitor :(
     
  11. NMF macrumors 6502a

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    Your best bet is to make room. =/ Sorry to tell you. Paying an extra $200 to do what you want to do isn't worth it. No space is that cramped... get creative. :p
     
  12. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    You're never going to be satisfied for spending 50~80USD on a capture device.
    FPS and racing games would be impossible to play with the lag.
     
  13. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    If you have a PS3 and a MBP, you have enough room for an external monitor. Seriously though, most games will be unplayable given the lag on the MBP display.
     
  14. DJD217 macrumors newbie

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    Sorry about this, but I am able to get my phone screen onto my macbook air using a iphone charger and quicktime player.
     
  15. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    All video ports on a Macbook pro (and just about every single laptop on the market today) are outputs only. None of them are connected to the internal screen.

    You'd need to go through a capture card, which would induce enough lag to render pretty much any game unplayable.

    What you want to do is not possible.
     
  16. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    This is a 3 year old thread and hopefully the OP has moved on, but I don't think the original answer has changed.
     

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