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    PS2 on Macbook?
    Can you use the MacBook as a monitor and play a PS2 on it?

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    No. No video input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artweek
    Good find. That's pretty nifty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artweek
    You have to be careful with those types of devices. They often introduce a short lag that doesn't affect viewing, but makes interactive gameplay impossible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leachboy
    You have to be careful with those types of devices. They often introduce a short lag that doesn't affect viewing, but makes interactive gameplay impossible.
    Exactly. Which is why they (at least IMO) shouldn't be recommended for that sort of thing.
    Just use a TV for your PS2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D3v1L80Y
    Exactly. Which is why they (at least IMO) shouldn't be recommended for that sort of thing.
    Just use a TV for your PS2.
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    But how sweet would it be to plug in your PS2 to a MacBook and bust out SOCOM 3 on the road and jam away...

    Maybe someday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffreyLloyd
    But how sweet would it be to plug in your PS2 to a MacBook and bust out SOCOM 3 on the road and jam away...

    Maybe someday...

    Have a look at this thread :

    External video capture card

    I have not tried it yet, but the "gamer option" sounds like a good idea.
    Let me know if you get it and try it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffreyLloyd
    But how sweet would it be to plug in your PS2 to a MacBook and bust out SOCOM 3 on the road and jam away...

    Maybe someday...
    Just chip your PS2 and save the games to the HDD. drive away

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffreyLloyd
    But how sweet would it be to plug in your PS2 to a MacBook and bust out SOCOM 3 on the road and jam away...

    Maybe someday...
    Or you could just check this out...

    http://www.elgato.com/

    Look under "eyetv2"

    It's supposed to enable you to connect a consol and have "0" latency because the external box does the processing... Not the usb bus or computer.

    Check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripfrankwhite
    Good find. That's pretty nifty.

    i bet it looks terrible.

    i have a TV card in my PC, and video games look awful if you don't use the S video connection and even then, the colors and picture just aren't designed to be on a Monitor.



    man...

    that would be sweet though... plug a GCN or a PS2 (especially with that little one they have now) and play...
    good times.
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