Playing Xbox on rMBP?

yoshi43

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Sep 27, 2012
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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!
 

yoshi43

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Original poster
Sep 27, 2012
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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
 

Moriarty

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Feb 3, 2008
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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.
 

joedemax

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May 9, 2012
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Forget about trying this. The latency will be way high (4 frames at least). Just buy a computer monitor and use that.
 

rbrian

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Jul 24, 2011
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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.