24" Cinema Display Video Input with Xbox 360

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  1. driftmr2 macrumors member

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    I have done a ton of searching and still haven't found the answer I am looking for (besides a possible future product by Belkin). It can't be as simple as a HDMI to MDP adaptor can it?
     
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    A guy @ monoprice said they have a solution in the works but no ETA. :(
     
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    There are several vendors working on a solution, but nothing is physically available yet. Now that is has become officially recognized as a standard however, things should get signifigantly sped up.
     
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    I guess I can wait for now. By then I may just have a new TV anyway lol.
     
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    A guy at Best Buy try to sell me this set up:

    Apple- Mini DVI to DVI Display Adapter
    Dynex- 6.5' DVI-D-to-HDMI Cable - DX-C114181
    Monster Cable - HDMI Female-to-Female Coupler - VA HDMI CPL

    I asked if this would take care of the scaling issue and she said I would just change the settings within the Xbox dashboard.

    I didn't trust his knowledge but I thought I would share.
     
  9. CNFR macrumors newbie

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    The easiest solution is to get an xbox 360 elite or premium whichever has an HDMI port and then buy a Female DVI-D to Male HDMI adapter and it works perfectly,

    the only thing is that you need to take the sound separately as the cinema display doesn't have sound but you get an adapter for sound with the HDMI xbox's anyway

    Hope this clears up the unknowns
     
  10. Ruscon macrumors newbie

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    Have you actually tried this method yourself or are you just brainstorming?
     
  11. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    No, no, no.

    Converting from DVI (or HDMI, which is essentially the same thing) to DisplayPort/mini-DisplayPort requires active circuitry. You cannot do it with passive cable adapters.

    There is currently one device on the market that will convert DVI to mDP, though it's about $150 and doesn't incorporate any scaling (strictly pixel-to-pixel conversion). There are others in development, but I think this is the only one currently available: http://www.atlona.com/Atlona-DVI-to-Mini-DisplayPort-Converter-p-17859.html

    rkdiddy has it right.
     
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    These go from mDP to DVI/HDMI. Wont work in reverse.
     

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