Play Xbox through laptop?

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#1 Posted by Zairon (359 posts) -

What is the likelyhood of my xbox being able to play through my laptop? It has a HDMI port on the side of it, so it can connect. But is it as simple as that? Appreciate any advice.

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#2 Posted by Zairon (359 posts) -

I'm not fussed about online play BTW, I'd be quite happy with just offline. I literally just want to use the laptop as a screen instead of a TV.

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#3 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25164 posts) -
I wanted to do this before, when I didn't have a HDTV. People told me you couldn't do it, though I can't remember why, but then someone else said they could do it... Sorry for the unhelpful post.
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#4 Posted by Axt428 (78 posts) -

if you want to play through your laptop screen you have to purchase the xbox vga cable, theres a step by step setup on xbox.com i just can't find the link at the moment.

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#5 Posted by JM_MUFC (352 posts) -

I sometime hook my 360 up to my computer monitor as it was bought as a seperate piece with this capability stated on internet sites, i am not sure whether it will work on laptop but you can try it. What harm can it do? ;)

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#6 Posted by cejay0813 (1036 posts) -

The HDMI port is likely an HDMI-out port.I have one on my laptop as well and it doesn't work.....or I'm doing something wrong

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#7 Posted by JM_MUFC (352 posts) -

The HDMI port is likely an HDMI-out port.I have one on my laptop as well and it doesn't work.....or I'm doing something wrong

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Could be the case on laptops, my monitor has HDMI input and output ports. I also sometimes link my laptop up to monitor aswell because it is bigger and the display doesnt give me headaches after sitting on it for 6 - 8 hours.
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#8 Posted by SaintJimmmy (2815 posts) -

Googled it and i found this youtube videomight be helpful

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#9 Posted by Agent-Zero (6196 posts) -
I think you need the Xbox 360 VGA cable
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#10 Posted by trueanimefan (88 posts) -
Can i use the VGA cable on a netbook?
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#11 Posted by mike4realz (2577 posts) -
it won't work...those hdmi, vga, dvi ports on laptops are video-out only (output)...they're use to connect to an external monitor, hdtv, or projectors