Playing a game console on a laptop with no A/V jacks?

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by cheetorBWORG, May 9, 2009.

  1. cheetorBWORG

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    So, does anyone have a solution to this? I have a laptop with a nice screen, and rather than blow another couple hundred on a new TV, is there a device that will allow me to do such a thing?
     
  2. flywheels

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    I used to use my desktop's monitor for my Xbox 360 before I bought a new HDTV. I bought a DVI to HDMI adapter @ Best Buy and it worked great...just couldn't stream video.

    What console are you trying to hook up?
     
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    Your gonna need something like a tvtuner to give you those imputs
     
  4. Boulder

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    There are PC cords (third party) for most systems going back to the NES. I'm sure you can find one online for whichever system you're trying to hook up. If I remember correctly one of the old video game magazines explained that that was how they got their NES/Genesis screen shots. Otherwise, as cobra zartan said, a video adapter should work.
     
  5. cheetorBWORG

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    It's an XBox360. And I don't have any inputs other than USB. Oh, I seem to have a Firewire port too... I think.
     
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    I need something that supports a resolution of 1024x768. Want to play full screen.