So I recently put together my new system.... I was just wondering if it was possible to run my xbox 360 (if I purchase one) through my PC's video card and out through my 24' monitor? I have the HD4850 gpu and a very nice system to back it up with. Is it possible?
oh for the audio you would also need an RCA stereo to mini-jack adapter
so one end would have two female RCA jacks and the other end has a headphone plug, one end plugs into audio outputs form xbox360, other end plugs into your line in on the sound card, of course your computer would have to be on then when you are playing your 360 for you to hear any sound
now if you have a better set of speakers that have more than one input, you can hookup the 360 audio right into the speakers instead and cut out the computer completely
you may even want to look into getting a cheaper receiver for your computer with a set of decent speakers, then you can hook up all of the sound outputs directly to the receiver
actually one more quick one........ Will I be able to use a KVM switch with my computer and 360 sharing my monitor?>
January 21, 2009 5:01:01 PM
"actually one more quick one........ Will I be able to use a KVM switch with my computer and 360 sharing my monitor?> "
Check your monitor though - I have a dell 24" that will accept both VGA & DVI connectors and switch betweeen the two using the front panel controls. If your monitor does this you don't even need the KVM.
Yeah, I'd just hook it up to the monitor directly myself. Anyway if you buy a video capture card, like the ATI wonders, you can capture the video stream from your 360. It's nifty if you want to record videos of yourself playing for whatever reason, like doing machinima or just bragging.
Honestly I was MS would release some emulator software for the 360 that would run on a decent gaming PC. The hardware we have today is far faster than whats in the 360, and would have no issues performance wise running.
I would gladly buy some emulator software for $50 if it meant I could sit down in front of my PC and play instead of screwing around with cables and whatnot.
you could do a KVM but it would be easier to just use the monitor to switch inputs. Most monitors have DVI an VGA. Run the PC through DVI and the x360 through VGA. As other suggested you'll need a RCA to 1.8mini adapter. You can then either split the audio input going to your speakers. or run the sound through the input on your sound card. Of course if your speakers have an aux in then use that.
Off topic if you're looking to upgrade your speakers I highly suggest the logitech z5500. they have optical input for video game systems and are surround sound.
Well can you actually play it on your monitor through your pc video card ? I mean i know that your VGA card won't do the graphic and rendering stuff, that's all Xbox's job but i mean it should be possible right, 'cause your card in this case is just a "medium" to pass it to your monitor or not ? Sorry it's a bit confusing but hope you will understand
As much as Id like that as well, I dont think we will ever see a blue ray drive in a 360. MS was backing HD DVD and it failed unfortunately even though its was a equal quality better cheaper standard.
Here's my conspiracy theory - Microsoft back HD DVD knowing it would lose the battle eventually. What they really wanted was to slow the progress of Sony's Blu-Ray and make way for what they are truly championing - digital distribution.