The Wanderer wrote:It's a thought, but it would still require me to switch manually from normal computer use to that setup - doable, but more annoying and less convenient than I'd hope for (which is to be able to just power on the console if it's off, launch the viewer program if necessary, and pick up a controller).
Something to keep in mind, but I'm still hopeful about the video-capture-card approach. (Especially since I don't presently have a tablet, though a Nexus is likely in my future somewhere.)
Not really, you would just set the tablet up in front of the monitor and you could see it while playing. Then you just move your hands from the controller to the KB/Mouse. Its basically a smaller dual monitor setup, but much more compact. The console and computer both remain hooked up to the monitor at all times. You would just have to boot up splashtop on the tablet is all.
And seriously, who doesn't have a tablet yet?!
Imo, getting a tablet for $200, with all the functionality it brings in general, is better than spending a bunch of money on a video capture card that is really only good for one thing.