Has anyone figured out a way to plug an Xbox360 into the Thunderbolt iMac yet?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ivbaseball06, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    I was browsing around and found the device that was made that worked with the pre-Thunderbolt iMacs. It seems that they never updated to work with the new ones.

    I just picked up a 27" and would love to be able to plug a console into it. Has anyone figured out a workaround that works? I figure not, but it's worth a shot!
     
  2. macrumors 603

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    There's no way. Sorry. A LOT of us have been waiting for this support for a long time. I gave up. Thankfully with my 2009 27" iMac I've been able to connect whatever I want, but I've been wanting to upgrade for a while, so I bought a separate monitor for my other devices for the new iMac.

    And yes, it's ridiculous to have to do this with a perfectly good 27" screen in front of me, but there you go..
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    What a bummer. I'm actually considering buying another 27" monitor to put beside my desk, just for TV and XBOX. It would be amazing to use the iMac as a true AIO.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    You need an HDMI video capture box. OWC has one available for the Mac, I believe.
     
  5. macrumors 603

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    That's not a perfect solution, from what I gather. Causes input lag and other issues. But I'm not so familiar with it. All I gather is that it's not a "satisfactory" solution.

    Others may know more, though...
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, that would be my concern. Any lag and playing Live would be impossible. It would even make games annoying if you touched a button and a second later saw the result.
     

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