1080p display to iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ventuss, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. ventuss macrumors 6502

    Oct 9, 2011
    I want to connect a 1080p display to my 2013 iMac, but I can't find any Thunderbolt to HDMI cable on Apple Store (online). Is there any other way to do it? If I use an Apple TV, will there be lags when gaming?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    You use a MiniDisplayPort to HDMI adapter from Apple or MonoPrice.

  3. ventuss thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 9, 2011
    So basically the Thunderbolt port is the same as the Mini DisplayPort? I didn't know that at all. My iMac only says that I have 4x USB3, 2 ThunderBolt and 1 Giga...
  4. Wuiffi macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2011
    Yes. Thunderbolt basically combines PCIe and displayport into one cable. Afaik the Thunderbolt 1 as in your iMac integrates displayport 1.1a.

    But back to your question: You can use a mini displayport to HDMI adapter for your display, as the thunderbolt ports function as mini displayports too
  5. CH12671 macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2013
    Southern US
    To answer the other part of your question.....you will not be able to game, or really do anything real time for that matter by screen sharing over ATv. It's great for pushing movies to, and it's great for using as a second monitor for presentations (keynote) (this was a new feature in mavericks and is awesome!), but it is not great just to use as a second monitor for any kind of production work....it lags way too much for that!
  6. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009

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