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I was wondering if it was a good idea to use my Macbook screen as a TV for playing my xbox360 on, as I'm off to uni and this would save space, anyone know anything?
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thanks seth.. any positive input?
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well as i said i'm going to uni, so getting a ds would mean i'd have to fork out an extra £100+ for ANOTHER console..
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apple store lists quite a few adapters
have you checked there?

www.apple.com/uk/store
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sounds like a fine idea to me and im sure you could do it with the right converters. Just make sure you don't leave a game on or something like that or the image will burn into the screen
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Except you wouldnt be able to play any fun games.

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sounds like a fine idea to me and im sure you could do it with the right converters. Just make sure you don't leave a game on or something like that or the image will burn into the screen

My step dad always told me that when I was like 7 and one time I left my xbox on for 8 hours... by accident. and the image did not burn into the screen. but a couple weeks later I got RROD
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yeah, thanks tdrules.
i just dunno how effective it is though, i play alot of fps' and couldnt deal with lag, which i fear will occur with adapters..
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I don't think its possible (writing this on my MacBook), you don't have to worry about screen burn though, that only applies to the older CRT displays, not the flat panel LCDs.

I'm fairly sure this can't be done though, being a nerd, I've never come across anything saying it was possibe to hook up a video input to the display in a MacBook (or any other laptop for that matter).
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My step dad always told me that when I was like 7 and one time I left my xbox on for 8 hours... by accident. and the image did not burn into the screen. but a couple weeks later I got RROD

It happened with REALLY old tube screen TVs, and happens a little with new LCDs...but the manufacturers kind of fixed it.

I remember one kid got hardcore porn burnt into the TV when he turned the brightness too high on a brand new LCD TV when they first came out
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It happened with REALLY old tube screen TVs, and happens a little with new LCDs...but the manufacturers kind of fixed it.

I remember one kid got hardcore porn burnt into the TV when he turned the brightness too high on a brand new LCD TV when they first came out






#20
xbox released a converter that can be plugged into the graphics card ports.

im not sure if it will work with macs tho.
#21
I've read somewhere that although the connection might be possible, you'll have some serious latency. like 1.5-2s. I wouldn't recommend it. You can get old CRT tv's for almost nothing now anyway.
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I'm almost 100% certain you can't input visuals to any mac.

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does the mac have an HDMI port? if so then do that. but if not, buy a pc
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My friend and I actually tried doing this with a laptop that had VGA output. We bought an XBOX 360 HD VGA cable and hooked everything up but when we switched output screens, all that would happen was that the screen would go blank.

Thing is, you can't use laptop VGA ports to input data, only output data. You need to buy some type of converter (I searched on Google, but we just ditched the idea after, so I don't know how much it costs). Now, we also did this on a windows based laptop (Acer), but I'm pretty sure this applies to all laptop ports.

I'll post the link to the forum where I read this if I can find it again.

Edit: and I'm sure it wasn't the graphics card causing the problem, the laptop has a dedicated GeForce 8600GTm. And I'm not sure about the HDMI port on a laptop working (whether it only accepts output, or input as well), so you might want to try that out.

Double Edit: Here, http://forums.multiplay.co.uk/showthread.php?t=46237
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#26
If you have the Pro, just dual boot Vista and get some PC games. They're way better than console games anyway.

The Pro comes with a DVI adapter, but I'm pretty sure that's for outgoing signal only.

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Found another link, http://www.xbox360forum.com/forum/digital-home/14656-xbox-360-play-through-laptop-screen-2.html , read the guys setup on post #14 and #16.

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The Pro comes with a DVI adapter, but I'm pretty sure that's for outgoing signal only.

Well that defeats the purpose of having the XBOX doesn't it?
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Well that defeats the purpose of having the XBOX doesn't it?

Psh, who gives a crap about the 360.

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Psh, who gives a crap about the 360.

TS apparently, btw, I prefer PC gaming.
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TS apparently, btw, I prefer PC gaming.

TS is a nub.

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Since microsoft makes the 360, then all 360 games are also pc games? And 360 controller has a USB cord?

But buy the pc version and Im pretty sure you can play that shit with the 360 controller.

Oh wait, you have mac
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Oh wait, you have mac

Dual booting, nub.

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Get a DS

You'd kill like.. 20 birds with one stone.

Its very small...
I don't like playing stuff on little tiny screens... THats what i don't like about the DS.
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Yes, it's very possible.
I'm 100% sure.
You just need to buy the converter.
Component/Composite to HDMI/VGA/DVI or whatever macbooks use these days.
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