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How can I make my xbox play though my laptop?

#1oOMajorPayneOoPosted 2/2/2013 1:05:24 PM
I know there is a cord or something I can buy in order to make my screen my laptop and not an actual television, which cord do I need/can anyone give me any tips on which one to buy? I have an Xbox 360 slim.
#2Famished_CorpsePosted 2/2/2013 1:12:44 PM
Are you talking about using a computer monitor as your screen for playing Xbox 360 games? If so, you'll need the VGA cord. I use it for a standalone flatscreen won't work on your laptop if it doesn't have a "VGA in" port...I'm not sure if any do. The VGA port on my laptop is a signal out that I use for a dual display.
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#3oOMajorPayneOo(Topic Creator)Posted 2/2/2013 1:14:54 PM
my laptop says HDMI over a port on the side, I don't think it woks with a VGA so does that mean I need an adapter or something? I'm not new to video games I just know basically nothing about technology and this is my first time trying to play through a laptop haha
#4zyxomma100Posted 2/2/2013 1:23:45 PM
I have never seen a laptop that actually accepts video input to play on the screen.

Unless the input specifically says "HDMI in" or something like that, I'd assume it only outputs.
#5headwounds13Posted 2/2/2013 1:23:53 PM
There's bound to be better answers coming along, but I've always understood this to be difficult because the ports on your laptop are almost always "out" and you need an "in".
#6oOMajorPayneOo(Topic Creator)Posted 2/2/2013 1:51:53 PM
so is there a converter or something I can buy so that my xbox will play on my laptop?
#7jdavie87Posted 2/2/2013 1:54:25 PM
No, I've never seen a laptop with a video in port, and no converter can change an "out" port to an "in".
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#8Grevious1991Posted 2/2/2013 2:15:39 PM
Like others have said, there is no way to use your laptop as a gaming screen.They are not built with the "inputs" that are required to do this.
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#9Super CreaturesPosted 2/2/2013 7:20:12 PM
You could always get a capture card, since those do have video input ports, however, it will most likely cause massive input lag.
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#10masblasPosted 2/2/2013 7:28:17 PM