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Watching TV / Playing Games on my monitor

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 18, 2007 6:54:17 PM

How do i go about watching tv and playing games on my monitor? I currently have a monitor with DVI and VGA inputs, but would this be able top play an xbox (both original and 360, as i havnt bought the 360 yet)

I found a TV card

Now will this let me plug my xbox into the composite on the card which then displays on the pc?? or should i plug straight into VGA with an adaptor?

Then i use the card for TV and attatch an aerial or something. I assume you need an aerial / digital lead to actually pick up an image. They dont really make it clear HOW you get the TV.

Thanks for everones time :D 
December 18, 2007 7:11:13 PM

You need a TV card, UNLESS you have an extarnal tuner (VCR, DVD recorder) to change channels, in which case you only need a video input/video capture card.

All you need is a video input/capture card.
Also, there's a VGA output cable available for the 360 I believe.

New radeons will capture high-quality component video I believe, so if you don't need a tv tuner card they might be the way to go.
December 18, 2007 7:31:09 PM

Going from xbox->video capture card->pc monitor, is a bad idea. You will not get good quality, and you will get lots of lag.
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December 18, 2007 7:42:22 PM

Good point... forgot about the capture card lag.

Might be better off with an Xbox VGA output cable for gaming then.
December 18, 2007 9:16:20 PM

ok so Xbox VGA out sounds good. And is the TV tuner card i found suitable? how does that look?
December 19, 2007 1:38:29 PM

Looks fine to me.