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Composite Video -> USB -> Windowed display

Hey Guys,

I've just unearthed my old nintendo 64 and was struck by the realisation that I don't actually own a TV, I've been browsing online to find some way to use my computer display to play and realise that the obvious solution is to just buy a Composite -> HDMI converter, however in the interest of not having to unplug a monitor every time I want to play I was wondering if a device exists which will allow me to plug my N64 into a USB port via some sort of adapter and view the display through my computer, like as another application window?

Thanks guys,
Hazar3000

(I put this under TV Tuner Cards as I need to pick a sub-section and it seems to most appropriate place)
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  1. (unless you want to buy a USB TV tuner) There are USB video capture devices but they are pretty flaky.
  2. TV tuners have composite video inputs?

    I always assumed it was an output...

    and assuming I can get one for <$300-$400 then I'm actually happy to do that
  3. OK. You didn't mention the insane budget LOL. Go buy a tv. lol.

    Anyway blame it being 2 am and my slow phone editing. We always hooked our (original Nintendo) up with the RCA to RF cord that came with it. reading fail.

    If you have a composite to HDMI converter( that actually works, those composite to HDMI cables wont) why not just get an HDMI switch?
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    Sigh... this is not my night. Now I am mixing up component and composite. must sleep. So if it is composite it would work with a TV tuner with said composite to RF adapter.

    This might work, but these always seem to want to have issues.
    www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-S-Video-Composite-Capture-SVID2USB2/dp/B000O5RIWO

    And with that.I give up trying to confuse people for the night
  5. Best answer selected by hazar3000.
  6. I ended up getting one of these, apparently its the best as far as compatibility with linux goes.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/tv-tuner-adapters/hauppauge-wintv-pvr-500/4505-9332_7-31215748.html

    Thanks a lot for you help
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