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inashix

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#1 11 years ago

hey i've just purchased a Macbook for college and I love it. However, my problem is that the room I'm staying at for college is Tiny and there is no room for a TV =[. I still wanna play my 360 games while in college. Is there any adapters that would allow me to hook my 360 to my Macbook and play the games on its screen?




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#2 11 years ago

I'm fairly certain you can get USB TV Tuners that feature external A/V hookups. Google holds the answers you seek. ;)




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#3 11 years ago
Rookie;3701973I'm fairly certain you can get USB TV Tuners that feature external A/V hookups. Google holds the answers you seek. ;)

Agreed. But if all inashix wants to do is play video games, something like this might do the trick and would be a lot cheaper: 1tb272op.jpg $2 just about anywhere on the internet.




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#4 11 years ago

What's that gonna do? I've never seen a laptop that has an external monitor input. He is going to need something like a USB tuner with an A/V input.




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#5 11 years ago
Bs|ArchaonI've never seen a laptop that has an external monitor input. He is going to need something like a USB tuner with an A/V input.

Neither have i, As far as i know, No apple laptop has ever had a external input.

A USB Tuner would be your best bet.




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#6 11 years ago
Bs|Archaon;3702044What's that gonna do? I've never seen a laptop that has an external monitor input.

I have never see a Windows laptop without an external monitor input. I just missed the Macbook part. If I'm not mistaken, Macbooks have a mini DVI port on the left side right between the ethernet and firewire ports. You can get a mini DVI to video adapter from the Apple Store for $19. m9319ga_125.gif




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#7 11 years ago
Kwould;3703094I have never see a Windows laptop without an external monitor input.

I'm typing on one. It has a video output, not a video input.

As for the Macbook, you mean this adapter? The Apple Store (U.S.) - Apple Mini-DVI to Video Adapter The one that says this in the description?

The adapter connects to the Mini-DVI port on these computers and provides both S-video and Composite video connectors, so that you can view your computer on devices such as TVs, VCRs, or overhead projectors with S-Video or RCA (Composite) connectors.

Again, it's output not input. He wants to use his console on his laptop monitor, not use his laptop on a TV/Projector/Whatever.




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#8 11 years ago

My mistake. I was under the impression that the DVI port was in/out as many DVI/HDMI ports are.




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#9 11 years ago

Standard, consumer-level video cards have never supported video-in via DVI. They're designed to render a signal and send it to a display; there is no reason to support video in via DVI.




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#10 11 years ago

Gotcha. I will now know this for future reference. Thank you for correcting me.