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Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:01 AM   #1
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New 21.5" iMac as external

Will the new 21.5" iMac coming out this month work as an external monitor for my Xbox360? I've heard about these devices before


I don't need it for the capture card, I just want to use my Xbox360 on my iMac plain and simple. I'm looking for a cheap option, but I'd like options that wont have any lag, lengthen the response time of the display, and keep 1920x1080 resolution.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:08 AM   #2
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I don't think that's feasible right now. With the 2009 and 2010 27" models you could do it with the Kanex XD HDMI to Mini-Displayport adapter.

2011 (and presumably 2012) models can only work as a display for Thunderbolt devices (ie other Macs with Thunderbolt ports).

It's possible that some company could create such an adapter for the Thunderbolt iMacs but as far as I know there isn't one available yet.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:13 PM   #3
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Most likely the new iMacs will still be restricted to Thunderbolt connections for video in. an iMac is an awfully expensive for just an external monitor.
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