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TV & Xbox 360 all on my PC monitor ? Help Please !

By Chr15h ·
Hi all, i want some help with this, please. I want to run my Xbox360 my pc and view tv through my monitor. I have looked at using 'Super VGA Box2' like the one in Maplin ( http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=45227&criteria=Super%20VGA%20Box%202&doy=13m10 )My set up is - XP Home - NVIDVA Geforce FX550 graphics card (DVI+Svideo+VGA - XBox360 - 19" AOC Monitor 193FW LCD Black & Silver, 1440 x 900 WideScreen DVID+VGA - Can anyone help?

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How do you want to connect the TV signal?

by sMoRTy71 In reply to TV & Xbox 360 all on my P ...

The answer to this will really depend on how you want to connect a TV signal to your PC (coax cable, s-video, etc).

The XBOX 360 is simple enough with the XBOX 360 VGA cable.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/x/xbox360vgahdcable/

Please post more info about how you hope to connect your TV source.

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CNET has a how-to for the TV part

by sMoRTy71 In reply to TV & Xbox 360 all on my P ...

CNET.com has a section of their site dedicated to watching TV on your PC monitor. It may help:

http://www.cnet.com/4520-7387_1-6341848-1.html?tag=tab

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Wow thanks for the swift reply

by Chr15h In reply to CNET has a how-to for the ...

Wow thanks for the swift reply, by standard coax from the o/p of my sky box / aerial cable

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You need a video card with a TV tuner built in

by Why Me Worry? In reply to TV & Xbox 360 all on my P ...

ATI All in Wonder is a pretty good card, as I have on in my system, and NVidia also makes a few good ones as well. Basically, any video card that lets you watch TV on your PC will have the required RCA and cable TV coax input connectors to attach your game console.

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Thanks again

by Chr15h In reply to You need a video card wit ...

Ok Thanks for that. What about if i wanted to use a laptop instead? I couldn't use a card then. How would i do it?

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That makes things much harder

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Thanks again

But you could use one of the Video Capture Cards that are made in a PCMCIA format.

I don't know how many have the standard Input sockets on them but a bit of looking around should come up with an answer for that part of the question.

Generally speaking though NB's Are Not the ideal thing to try this with as the monitors don't have a very good display quality and have a very limited viewing angle. Great if only you are sitting directly in front of it but less than ideal if there are a couple of people involved.

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If you're using a laptop, try a Slingbox

by sMoRTy71 In reply to Thanks again

If you want to use a laptop to watch TV, then the easiest way is to get a Slingbox.

http://us.slingmedia.com/page/home

The Slingbox connects directly to your cable or satellite box and streams the TV signal over your network. You can use either a wired or wireless network.

The Slingbox would also let you watch TV from anywhere in the world (if you have access to a wifi connection) which is pretty handy.

My only concern with using a laptop is how well if would display games via the XBOX 360.

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