Xbox360 to Mac (Help needed)

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by Biggoran, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Biggoran macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2011
    Hey everyone, I currently don't have a tv that I can access. So I was wondering if there is any way I could connect my 360 to my Macbook Pro (i7, snowleopard, also has windows seven); through a wire, wifi whatever...

    Well thanks anyway...
  2. cheeseblock macrumors member

    May 23, 2010
    SLC, UT
    No, i'm 99% sure there's no way. My advice to you is get a cheap TV on craigslist or your local classifieds. I bought a 34" tv that works perfectly for $30 (but it's 10 years old)
    Even if there was a way to hook up your MBP, it would require cables that would cost more and be more hassle than just buying a cheap tv (that would also be much bigger than your screen). Just my opinion though...
  3. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    MacBooks, like 99%of all laptops, do not offer any video in - the video port is one way and is outgoing.

    As it has said before, there is no way to accomplish what you want without external hardware that will cost as much as a TV would
  4. ulbador macrumors 68000


    Feb 11, 2010
    I think the only Mac that offers this functionality is the 27 inch iMacs, and only the later ones at that. This would be an awesome thing to include in all Macs in the future.
  5. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    I doubt that they will ever add such a feature - it requires a second port and the space requirements only make it practical on the iMac - laptop owners of all makers demand video out on their devices - the screen size is simply not optimal and end users prefer the port is used for video out for devices like projectors.

    The only reason it is on the 27 inch mac is that the screen size is large enough - the architecture is different from the laptops at any rate. Most manufacturers focus on video out card unless they are tuner cards. That's about the only way that this is going to work and those scenarios aren't in high enough demand.

    Laptops are simply not built with this feature in mind and I doubt that this is going to change.
  6. Kosh66 macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2004
    I don't know if it's still possible, but it used to be possible with one of the EyeTVs. The problems are:

    1. there is going to be a delay in the display of the picture.
    2. the EyeTVs cost over $150.

    So, as one person put it, it's cheaper getting a cheap TV.
  7. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    That delay essentially makes it worthless for gameplay.
  8. kuebby macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2007
    As was already stated, any solution you might find (like an EyeTV) will be more expensive than just getting a TV (which you could easily find FOR FREE on Craigslist or Freecycle).
  9. alukado macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2010
    Yep , just go for a TV , easy and cheap solution .

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