Playing Xbox on rMBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by yoshi43, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. yoshi43 macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2012
    Hey guys, I'm looking to buy a USB tv tuner that has no lag/delay for playing games. I'm going to be outside the country for a couple of months and will not have access to a tv, nor would it make sense to buy a tv there without being able to bring it back. I used to have an EyeTV 250 and that worked, but I sold it a few years back and was wondering if there was anything cheaper than that? I have bootcamp installed so it can be either Mac or PC compatible. Also, I have absolutely no problem if it is in SD instead of HD. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
  3. yoshi43 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2012
    Thanks for the response. I've been looking into all of elgato's stuff. If I were to get one of their products it would be the hd 250 or hybrid since they have "game mode" and the ability to turn off time shifting respectively.
    I was wondering more about the cheeper tv tuners like the Diamond TVW750USB ATI Theater HD 750 USB TV Tuner, but I can't find any website that talks about the lag for those products
  4. Moriarty macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2008
    Don't bother... quality will be rubbish and there will be significant lag. Get a cheap external monitor - with the right cables / adapters the Xbox will work perfectly via VGA, HDMI or DVI.
  5. joedemax macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2012

    Forget about trying this. The latency will be way high (4 frames at least). Just buy a computer monitor and use that.
  6. rbrian macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2011
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    I would either buy a TV locally, or play games on Windows using an XBox controller. The cost for either would be comparable to buying a USB tuner, and the results would be better.
  7. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
    the lag on higher spec computers is horrific - wouldn't bother

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