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tvanbruggen
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:22 am    Post subject: Playstation on a Mac???? Reply with quote

I have both a Mac min, and an iMac G5. We now use our macs for all our entertainment - downloading TV shows, movies, etc. from iTunes and Amazon. I recently received a Playstation 3 as a gift . . . is there any way to attach the Playstation to my Mac, to allow me to play games using my Mac's screen for the game system, or will I have to purchase a television?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean, there is no way for you to hook up the PS3 on your TV using a free Video input? I guess that's why you're asking... To my knowledge, the only way is through some sort of capture device, like the Elgato EyeTV250 Plus for example. This one actually has a 'video game mode', but I don't know how it works.

Personnally, I would simply consider buying an input switch. Would end up costing much less than a device such as the EyeTV...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No . . . I actually don't have a TV, but I do have the iMac and a Playstation 3, so I'm looking for a way to connect the Playstation to the iMac. I was wondering if the Elgato device would work. Can anyone confirm?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the hybrid and it comes with a little connector for the audio and video cables. I play xbox on mine through it.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tvanbruggen wrote:
No . . . I actually don't have a TV, but I do have the iMac and a Playstation 3, so I'm looking for a way to connect the Playstation to the iMac. I was wondering if the Elgato device would work. Can anyone confirm?


Well I'm not sure if you can hook up your PS3 to an iMac but I have my PS3 hooked up to the same monitor as my Mac Mini with a HDMI - DVI adaptor which works great.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't know what to say here but you will need a tv tuner card but the most interesting problem is is the computer fast enough to keep up with the tv tuner card.

Far from that i see no issues why it shouldn't work.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I run my Ps2 right through my Tuner card. Runs perfect, its nice cause i can run aim and everything with out having to worry about clicking back and forth.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
I wouldn't know what to say here but you will need a tv tuner card but the most interesting problem is is the computer fast enough to keep up with the tv tuner card.

Far from that i see no issues why it shouldn't work.

I would presume he would not be able to have a full HD resolution, unless the tuner card/stick actually has a powerful enough integrated chip to process it...
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