Playing Xbox 360 on iMac Monitor

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  1. Wi8 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,
    I'm trying to figure out how to use my iMac as a monitor to play my 360 on. I think it has to do something with DVI cables, but I don't know how to do it or how it works. To the best of your knowledge, how do I set up an xbox to play on my monitor with DVI cables and whatever else I need?
     
  2. Wi8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But can I do it another way?
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    You could use a usb-based video capture device but the results aren't pretty, particularly for gaming.
     
  4. Wi8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Like a hauppage or something? I know it lags if you try to do it that way, but I saw something called EyeTv Hybrid that gets rid of it. I don't know if that is very reliable though. Would Playing from and xbox to a camera through a firewire work? or does that lag as well?
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    There is some lag and you would be limited to standard def resolutions. Not worth the money spent on the devices. You are better off picking up a monitor that you can use for both gaming and a second monitor for the iMac.
     
  6. Wi8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okay, thanks for the input. I'll see if I can get a hauppage cheap or try something else
     
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    If you do end up going the tuner route, make sure that it's compatible with your 360. I have an EyeTV Hybrid and it works with my PS2 but not my 360.
     

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