Gamecube through a Powermac G4

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  1. Twanglow

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    My son uses my old G4 Powermac in his bedroom. He wants a TV up there too, so he can play his games consoles (Gamecube, Wii) without monopolising the living room set. I don't really want him to have a separate TV, but I thought I might help him out with a suitable TV card. Is the Elgato EyeTV Hybrid the only option?

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  2. mcgordon

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    The eyeTV hybrid will not display video quickly enough on the computer screen to actually play the gamecube or wii. There will be a significant lag that will make gameplay impossible.
     
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    Actually, the EyeTV Hybrid has a video games mode where there is apparently hardly any lag:

    "Connect game consoles to your Mac
    Connect your game console and enjoy an excellent live play experience – EyeTV Hybrid's uncompressed analog video signals appear on the screen with virtually no latency."

    But, you need a USB 2.0 port and a fast processor for best results, and I'd imagine there would probably be a very slight lag on a G4.

    I am considering getting one when I save up some money to use when I buy my MacBook Pro for Uni this September.
     

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