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    Imac + Xbox 360?
    hey guys, im wondering does the new Imac have connectors on it so i could hook up my Xbox 360... im looking to upgrade my computer and my tv so i figured why see if the Imac(which is my first choice) can run my box save me some dough...


    thanks for any replies

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    It won't save too much dough, since you would have to purchase a TV convertor to even get the XBox hooked up to your computer.. and then you would have sub-par quality and many have even reported unbearable game lag.

    Xbox is made to hook up to a TV so just get a TV for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D3v1L80Y View Post
    It won't save too much dough, since you would have to purchase a TV convertor to even get the XBox hooked up to your computer.. and then you would have sub-par quality and many have even reported unbearable game lag.

    Xbox is made to hook up to a TV so just get a TV for it.

    okay thanks, just thought id check, my buddy has a monitor hooked up through a s video cable and the thing looked nice so thats the only reason id figure too see what the deal was

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    You could just buy the VGA cable and hook the 360 up to an LCD (if you have a spare one). That's what I do to mine, into my 21" Flatron.

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    I have one of the last Gen of White Imacs that I recently bought before apple changed them to Silver.

    I was using my Imac as a DVD player and hooking it up to my Samsung HD TV. The adapter and cable cost a bit but at the time I had no alternative DVD player and my Imac screen was too small to see from a far distance.

    I also have an Xbox 360 Elite that I just recently purchased. My recommendation is just use a TV, I tried once to hook it up to the imac as my girlfriend wanted to watch a show on TV and I found that not only were the graphics obviously lower performance (as it wasn't a HD TV), but the game also suffered from slow down as other users here have reported.

    I now use my 360's DVD player to watch movies as it works better on my TV. I found that when linking to my Imac the format was not so great often being rather smaller than the full size of the TV screen.

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