Running Xbox 360 in HD on iMac? Help!

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

  1. hgl5 macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2009
    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 65816


    Oct 25, 2007
    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

    Sep 20, 2008
    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


    Jun 12, 2008
    This is the only thing that holds the imac really needs a HDMI input in the next refresh
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Lots of people would rather see blu-ray than HDMI input.
  6. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    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

    Apr 28, 2008
    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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