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Can I play xbox on my laptop?

So I've googled this and I found a few ways to do it, kind of. I know I can do it with a USB tv tuner card but is it possible to do it with a dazzle? I've tried hooking my xbox rca jacks to the dazzle and I've tried using both windows movie maker and pinnacle studio but the preview on them is only a small corner on the top right? Any way to get full screen video feed? Let me know if anyone has done/tried something like this.

I'm going out of town this weekend and we wanted to play some xbox on something bigger than those 7" screens you can buy at walmart.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-07-2006, 11:23 AM
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Not sure how "real-time" the dazzle box is. I know when I tried to run a video capture card in my desktop, that was seperate from the actual video card (ie: an add-in card), there was a good 2 - 3 second lag from real-time to what actually played on the screen. And there's considerably more bandwidth on a PCI bus than there is on a USB bus, even USB 2 can't pass data nearly as fast as PCI.

Now, when I got an all-in-one card (tv tuner on the video card), the lag was reduced from 2 - 3 seconds to less than a 1/4 second. It was playable at that rate, but annoying on any games that required split-second reactions.

So, the gist is, you probably won't find anything USB based that will adequately pass the video data to the screen to play video games on.

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Not sure how "real-time" the dazzle box is. I know when I tried to run a video capture card in my desktop, that was seperate from the actual video card (ie: an add-in card), there was a good 2 - 3 second lag from real-time to what actually played on the screen. And there's considerably more bandwidth on a PCI bus than there is on a USB bus, even USB 2 can't pass data nearly as fast as PCI.

Now, when I got an all-in-one card (tv tuner on the video card), the lag was reduced from 2 - 3 seconds to less than a 1/4 second. It was playable at that rate, but annoying on any games that required split-second reactions.

So, the gist is, you probably won't find anything USB based that will adequately pass the video data to the screen to play video games on.
Well, when it's in "preview" mode it does it instantly, w/ no lag. But then again that's a tiny little square on the top right of the screen. And I can't make the "preview" screen any bigger.
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anyone else have any ideas or suggestions? I only have 2 more days
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