2009 27-inch iMac / Mini Displayport question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kdesign7, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. kdesign7 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi folks,

    I'm slightly curious about something. I know that Kanex XD is a device that will allow a user to connect an Xbox or PS3, or whatever HDMI device to the iMac and use the display. All fine and dandy.

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    My question is -- Can MY Late 2009 iMac handle the Kanex XD style adapter to bring in VIDEO from a device? :)

    There is this DEVICE -- at a Fraction of the Price... $5.40 - It's just NO one has mentioned the use of inputting HDMI devices, even though it says it can.. Support mini DisplayPort 1.1a input and HDMI 1.3b output

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    I appreciate any advice, comments or whatever you could share my way! I'm just being a curious bee right now and checking some CHEAP alternatives then the Kanex XD, which is $149
     
  2. xkmxkmxlmx macrumors 6502a

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    That cable can not be used. The mdp on the iMac is output only. You need a Kanex or similar device.
     
  3. kdesign7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The reason why I was thinking it might of worked is because of this...

    It says that the Kanex XD works for the Late 2009 model..

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