New 21.5" iMac as external

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Rondofan9, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    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

    http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/intensity/

    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.
     
  2. macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  3. macrumors 604

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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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