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Old 08-02-2007, 10:19 AM   #1
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In order to play consoles on your computer what do u have to do? Do i need a video capture card? Or a new monitor with some hook up or what?
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think you need a tv card,

so your computer acts like a tv
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Yeah , either a tv card or depending upon the console some monitors may have inputs
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:33 PM   #4
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http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...269&CatId=2775


how about this one? Does it have the right inputs?
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:49 PM   #5
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Which console is it that you wan to use
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I know the XBOX360 has a (whatever the weird console socket it) to DVI cable, so you can plug it into a monitor. The official microsoft ones are about $30 i think, or you can get other ones of ebay for considerably less.

I intend to get one for when i (hopefully) go to uni this year.
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I know the XBOX360 has a (whatever the weird console socket it) to DVI cable, so you can plug it into a monitor. The official microsoft ones are about $30 i think, or you can get other ones of ebay for considerably less.

I intend to get one for when i (hopefully) go to uni this year.
Not DVI, VGA. Big difference. I have the VGA cable, and it is nice to have though.
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I was looking at running a PS2 or a Wii. Would i just need to connect the red,white and yellow cables into the inputs on the back of the monitor or what would i have to do in order to run a console on my monitor while its hooked up to my computer?
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sum monitors have the component ports or w/e they are called (red, white, yellow) while others dont so u may have to buy a adapter ams showed u..it look like
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Depends on the console. If it's anything that doesn't display HD resolutions, it's not going to have a very good picture on your monitor. Basically because the picture will have to be stretched out to accommodate the much higher resolution.

So unless you're talking about a PS3 or an Xbox 360 basically, it's not worth doing it.


Component or S-Video will give you terrible picture quality. HDMI or DVI will give you the best picture. VGA or Composite will also be pretty good.
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