How to Connect an Xbox to a Laptop Screen
The Xbox 360 is a video game console developed and sold by Microsoft. The console is typically connected to a TV for display. Circumstances may arise where you may not have a TV or the space to keep one and instead need an alternative display source. A laptop may be used to display the output of the Xbox using an S-video cable. S-video cables can be purchased from most electronics stores.
Things You'll Need
- External video capture device (S-video input)
- S-video cable
Connect an external video capture device that features S-video input to an open USB slot on your laptop.
Connect one end of an S-video cable to the S-video slot on your Xbox. Connect the other end of the S-video cable to the external video capture device that is attached to your laptop.
Power on your laptop.
Power on the Xbox.
Begin playing Xbox games with the display coming from your laptop screen.
Tips & Warnings
- S-video connections are limited to 480i. Games and activities on the Xbox may lag due to the connection type.