Use a Macbook as a TV for PS3?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Zysq, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Zysq macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have a 15" 2010 MBP and was thinking if it was possible to connect a PlayStation 3 to a Macbook via the HDMI cable and use it as a TV. The problem is that I completely don't know how to do it. :(

    Any solutions?
     
  2. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Was wondering the exact same thing but for my Xbox360:p
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Macbooks and MacBook Pros do not have video-in, so there is no way to do a direct connection via cable. Only the 27" iMacs have a video-in.

    You would need to purchase something like the Elgato EyeTV.

    A search of the forum will turn up a number of threads on doing this.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I think Elgato does not sell the model that enabled this anymore. An external monitor with HDMI would be a lot better investment anyway.
     
  5. Zysq thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I normally use a 32" TV for my PS3, but am leaving now to a place where I don't have a TV for some time. Anyone could tell me where to buy that Elgato thing? Could be ebay auction or similar.
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You don't want that. It only gives you 480p and there is noticeable lag.
     
  7. Zysq thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And is there absolutely no other way of connecting that two devices?
     
  8. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    I'd like to see some 3rd party video in product that would go like HDMI/DVI to Firewire.
     

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