Playing Xbox on rMBP?

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

  1. yoshi43 macrumors newbie

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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!
     
  2. theSeb macrumors 604

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  3. yoshi43 thread starter macrumors newbie

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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
     
  4. Moriarty macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  5. joedemax macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  6. rbrian macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  7. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    the lag on higher spec computers is horrific - wouldn't bother
     

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