OT - video display software

I posted this to alt.games.video and didn't get a single reply. Any thoughts here?
My son had a good idea and I am trying to make it happen.
When we take a road trip, he wants to take his Xbox to play in the van. We plug it into an inverter that can handle the power requirements, but I don't want to take a TV along. Instead we want to use the laptop as the video display for the game.
I have a Pinnacle Linx video input cable that we have installed on the computer, and with the bundled Studio software, we can, in fact, play Xbox on the computer. However, the window that displays the input is mighty small as it's intended to be only a preview window.
Thus my question - does anyone know of a small, simple viewer program that will take the input and display it full screen on the computer screen? I downloaded a demo copy of a program called TimeShifter ( I think) and it did display it full screen. However, it's neither small or simple, as it's designed to take input from a TV tuner and record your shows. Any thoughts?
WT
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You might look into webcam software usually they are pretty simple. you might do a search for "freeware webcam software". Hope that helps.
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I had looked at that briefly, but what I found was software that was tailored to cataloging the various online cams, not viewing your own. I will look some more, though. Thanks.
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If's he's even a somewhat serious game player, the lag introduced by the multiple code/decode steps associated with using your laptop are probably going to drive him crazy--the video display may lag by as much as 1/4 to 1/2 second--makes it hard to avoid crashing
I suggest you ditch the laptop and go with something more like this: http://www.supercircuits.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID984
If you're determined to use the laptop, the solution to your screen size problem is to set the display to it's lowest possible resolution. TV signals are ~640x480; any resolution higher than that involves interpolating the signal. Generally speaking, the video capture software available for computers avoids the interpolation step because it's a significant computational overhead. If you can get your laptop to run at 640x480, the captured signal should fill the screen.

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Good thoughts - thanks.
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Have you tried DScaler? http://deinterlace.sourceforge.net /
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I had not and just downloaded it - I'll try it tonight.
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I tried it on the desktop last night and it appeared to work. Tonight I will try it on the laptop. Thanks.
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