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Alright guys, here's the deal. All I want to be able to do is play consoles (mainly Wii) and use my monitor as the 'TV'. I heard what I need is called a videocapture card or something along those lines? Also, do they use a pci or pci-e slot? What is the easiest method to achieve this goal, and if all possible, where can I buy the item needed?

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Apparently they do exist, but everytime i've heard of someone hooking a console to a monitor, they go straight from the console to the monitor

and they are pci it looks like icon_razz.gif

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there are both PCI as well as PCI-e options available. if you want to receive TV, then a tuner card like lowkee linked to is what you need.

however, if all you want to do is play consoles, this is an overly complicated method, which may even introduce latency that makes the games unplayable. have you considered, for instance, a composite video -> vga adaptor?

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How much would this adapter cost? Examples? How does it work? I won't be able to actually record whats happening will I though?

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You can get 24" Dell Monitors with Multiple Inputs. or get a cheap video switcher and a conversion to vga?
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Those particular Dell monitors are expensive as hell, a TV would be cheaper..


QUOTE (Weiman @ Apr 5 2009, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is exactly what has been going on through the entire thread, and it's not the first time either.
You come to us for advice..you just spell out what you want to get, and then ask us if it is okay, and we have to explain why it isn't. That's the world upside down.. If you would just say 'hey guys, I have an X amount of money, what should I buy?' Then this would be over in 2-3 posts, not 2-3 pages.
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Every time someone goes against Weiman's sig I feel like they should be bludgeoned for a few minutes in the head to feel the headache I feel when I realize someone really IS that dense.

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My question still isn't answered...

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Looks valid to me.. I have no real knowledge of those..things icon_razz.gif (PC only)


QUOTE (Weiman @ Apr 5 2009, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is exactly what has been going on through the entire thread, and it's not the first time either.
You come to us for advice..you just spell out what you want to get, and then ask us if it is okay, and we have to explain why it isn't. That's the world upside down.. If you would just say 'hey guys, I have an X amount of money, what should I buy?' Then this would be over in 2-3 posts, not 2-3 pages.
QUOTE (Kazzerax @ May 21 2009, 09:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every time someone goes against Weiman's sig I feel like they should be bludgeoned for a few minutes in the head to feel the headache I feel when I realize someone really IS that dense.




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