Connecting Xbox 360 to laptop...Does anyone know how?

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Found 2nd Aug 2008
We have a 360 connected to our hd tv.
I thought about plugging our 2nd 360 in the laptop so I can use that screen to play
co-op games with my hubby on 2 screens (hate splitscreen).... (no tv card is installed and it also doesn´t have VGA in, only out)
I saw adapters (went from the 360 to a USB port on the computer) etc before but I can´t find the web addy anymore.

Anyone?

Thanks

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I've seen USB cables to connect your controller to you PC so you can use it for PC games and I've seen them to connect te xbox hard drive to a PC, but not to connect the video output of the xbox to a PC...

Not 100% sure this would work, but you can get cheap TV dongle things now, maybe one of those would have an input you could use?

The hassle is not worth it, buy a second screen for 2nd xbox

Original Poster

Costs a lot more than an adapter though lol
We have an hd tv and 4 normal tvs, i dont really wanna game on a normal tv though.
The quality on the laptop screen is a lot nicer....

You can't really, the only option is to use a capture card which would most likely have to be standard definition and usually there's a very slight lag which can make playing games frustrating. Combined with the horrible image quality from deinterlacing and upsampling it's not a great option.

The internal link between the laptop and the display is not a standard one that you can jack the laptop into unfortunately.

John

Original Poster

I know that there is an adapter that goes from the console to USB on the computer.
I saw these before on ebay and a website. I just can´t remember the name of the thing
which is why I posted ;-)

Original Poster

Found something Item 130237369010 on ebay...
The thing i had seen before looked a little different but it´s pretty much the same.
This one´s even cheaper so I might give it a go :-D

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Found something Item 130237369010 on ebay...The thing i had seen … Found something Item 130237369010 on ebay...The thing i had seen before looked a little different but it´s pretty much the same.This one´s even cheaper so I might give it a go :-D



That is a capture card as I mentioned in my post, upsampling and deinterlacing a low resolution signal to your laptop display is not going to look good and additionally a cheap one like that is likely to have even more of a delay than normal.

John

Original Poster

Oh i see...
Well I guess I´ll think about it...
Maybe it might be better to just play on a normal tv then, qualitywise anyway
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