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Is it possible to use my laptop instead of a TV for playing Wii?

Asked by Xena (382 points ) December 5th, 2010

Maybe this is a silly question. The thing is, I got a Wii as a gift last Christmas, but I don’t own a TV. I’m broke, too, so I probably shouldn’t buy a TV right now.

I have a Dell Inspiron E1705 with XP Media Center edition. I have several ports on the back, but I think they may be output only. Is there some device I can get to take the a/v cable from the Wii and use USB for input?

Or something like this? Are there any cheap-ish, easy solutions?

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As far as I can tell, the Wii supports only analog video out, so you’d need a video capture device or TV tuner device.

I found this one on Google Shopping:

Here’s the link to the results it came from:

Xena's avatar

@koanhead – Perfect!! Thank you! It looks like this guy bought one for the same exact purpose and it worked. :)

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