Running Xbox 360 in HD on iMac? Help!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by hgl5, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. hgl5 macrumors newbie

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    I am wanting to get an iMac but I want to know if it can act as a monitor for an Xbox 360 in HD. I am assuming that the minidisplay port + VGA adapter, then using the VGA cable for my Xbox 360 will work to get the video running on the Mac. I use a headset, so I'll just use the optical audio for my headset out of the Xbox VGA cable.

    Has anyone tried this setup, or something similar to it? Is their a delay through the adapter? Is there other methods to make this work?

    THanks for any advice.
     
  2. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

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    The iMac's Mini-DisplayPort is an output, not an input. The only way to get the 360 on the iMac display is through something like an Elgato eyeTV, but that isn't HD.
     
  3. P Mentior macrumors regular

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    The Mini-display Port only outputs video. The only way I know is to get some sort of USB video capture card but those introduce a noticeable lag in the video and are really only good for non-interactive video.
     
  4. ayzee macrumors 6502a

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    This is the only thing that holds the imac back..it really needs a HDMI input in the next refresh
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Lots of people would rather see blu-ray than HDMI input.
     
  6. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    The EyeTV is probably the only way to do what you're looking for. It doesn't support HD though... yet.
     
  7. paulemann macrumors newbie

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    Theres a new solution, which made the news a few days back.
    I posted it here, but to no interest. So here it is again:
    It's called the "Spawnplayer", which is a hardware box to connect
    your console to and play HD a/v through LAN or internet.
    Much better than elgato in every aspect.
     

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