Playing PS3 games on macbook screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PaulLucas82, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. PaulLucas82
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    Good morning,

    Does anyone know if it is possible to use your macbook screen to play PS3 games on without purchasing the EyeTv 250 plus? As this is quite expensive, I was interested to know if there was a cheaper way.

    Thanks

    Paul
     
  2. Mord
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    Not really, to display such a video stream with no appreciable lag requires quite fancy and expensive hardware, there is no way to jack straight into your macbooks LCD.
     
  3. Quad5Ny
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  4. ToastyX
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    No, and the EyeTV 250 Plus is not a good solution either. There's still way too much lag even in game mode. You'd be better off getting a cheap 1080p display that you can also use with your MacBook.
     
  5. AFPoster
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    So Thunderbolt to HDMI isn't a good adapter to connect a HDMI ps3 into?
     
  6. AdrianK
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    No, you can only get video out of a macbook via mDP/TB. The iMac 27" is the only mac to support video input via mDP/TB.
     
  7. AFPoster
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    Ah good to know, thanks for the info!
     

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