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    Question/Help: Using the MacBook's monitor as a screen?
    I have a Mac Book intel and love the monitor and would like to use it as a monitor for my xbox 360 so my question is if i use the Mini-DVI to VGA cable along with a Xbox 360 VGA HD/AV Cable , will my mac book be my 360's screen?

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    i'm pretty sure you can't use the macbook display as an external monitor. The mini-DVI is for output not input. I could be wrong but i've never heard of being able to use a laptop monitor for an external screen.
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    **** thanx anyways

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    OSURico112 is right. The Macbook screens cannot be used as stand alone monitors. Those adapters are only for output, not input.

    However, it may be possible to use a USB tuner type device that offers composite/component inputs. Keep in mind that this isn't exactly an ideal way to play a console as there is a noticeable delay between the time you hit a button and the moment it registers on screen. It can be really annoying to play a video game this way.

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    but using a tuner creates lag. I wouldnt recommend for playing fast action games. Puzzlers would be ok.
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