Anyone else want HDMI in/out on Macs?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by badcrumble, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. badcrumble macrumors regular

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    It's becoming a pretty popular standard. I am hoping for HDMI in and out on the next iMac, just so I can hook up my PS3 and mirror my iMac on my TV. I know that you can do the same with DVI and the optical audio out, but still, less cable clutter is always something Apple should be going for.
     
  2. CPPhoto macrumors member

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    i dont think they would do that and get rid of the optical audio...that would leave alot of audio/music/video people in the dust which would not be smart.

    if anything, they would probably keep the optical audio and add HDMI to replace the DVI system
     
  3. badcrumble thread starter macrumors regular

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    Agreed. HDMI->DVI adaptors are pretty easy to find for people who would still want them.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    The downside of this approach is that it leaves VGA/analog (S-video) users out in the cold. The DVI connector can carry both digitial and analog, while the HDMI connector only carries digital audio & video.

    HDMI + miniVGA? doubt it.

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  5. mongoos150 macrumors 6502a

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    Blah. Wouldn't want an analog output on my machine anyhow.
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    Bully for you. What about anyone who has an analog only projector, HDTV, etc...

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  7. hollywoodmacguy macrumors regular

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    Would love HDMI in/out on Cinema Displays. :)

    But, since they never do any real updates to that product line, launched 3 (!) years ago, this is probably just wishful thinking on my part... :(
     
  8. slffl macrumors 65816

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    No. I think they should skip HDMI and move straight to Displayport.
     

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