Anyone else want HDMI in/out on Macs?

badcrumble

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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.
 

CPPhoto

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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
 

badcrumble

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Feb 7, 2007
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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
Agreed. HDMI->DVI adaptors are pretty easy to find for people who would still want them.
 

balamw

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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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mongoos150

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

hollywoodmacguy

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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.

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... :(