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Is It Bad To Use A Game Console On The Computer?


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#1 kevin92

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 09:34 PM

I have A/V inputs on my computer and I heard it was a bad idea to hook up a playstation 2 to the computer, because it could damage either system. Is that true, and also, im having trouble accessing the signal from the inputs, anyone have any diea's on how to get to it?

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 06:34 PM

Well, the problem you will have, is i believe that the composite connectors on your video card is an OUT video. Basically what im understanding you want to do, is hook your PS2 to your computer, so you can view it on the screen. If that is the case, no this will not work. Unless your video card has an IN port for composite cables (red, yello white) then yes you could, its just a matter of getting it to display, which would be dependant on your vid card.

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 06:50 PM

If you want to use the monitor for gaming, just get a composite to vga converter.

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 11:01 PM

"composite to vga converter: what is that, and where do i get it?

Also, I have the composite input on the front of my computer, so i know i have the input, but it's composite video 2, and im not sure how to access that signal

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:45 AM

Hmm you have an input on the front of your computer? Maybe, I've just never heard of having video inputs on a computer without a video capture card. It is one yellow rca (vcr) type plug right?

Is this a manufacter pc? If so, can you give who made it and some details about it? If not, go to start > my computer > (right click) > properties > hardware (it's a tab) > device manager. Look under sound video and game controllers, and also under display adapters. Maybe you have a certain capture card, and we can help you from there.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 03:38 PM

Yes, it has the yellow, white, red inputs on the front. It's an HP media center computer, the model number is m7680n. When I go to the device manager, it tells me I have a "Legacy Video Capture Devices" would that be what you're thinking of?

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:57 PM

Well I guess you do have inputs then, I would bet that you can access them from hp included software. Also check in the control panel, there's gotta be something there.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:24 PM

Those media center pc's have those inputs for use of capture from video cameras and stuff. As T said, it should work with the included software. The only problems you would run into is the input to input. And even then, I can't really see how it would cause too much if any damage.




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