Component to mini-display port?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Spaceba11One, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Spaceba11One macrumors newbie

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    I'm wondering if it's possible to play my Xbox on my MacBook display instead of on the terrible standard definition 13" TV I have at school. Would it be possible to find a component to mini-display adapter? Would this even work? Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Nocturnal22 macrumors 6502

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    No there isnt but and i think you would mean A/V to mini-display. Plus i dont think it works that way.
     
  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    No.

    The minidisplay port (and every other VGA/DVI/DisplayPort) on laptops is video out, not in. They can only transmit video.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    To do this you would need a usb device such as the elgato eyetv.
     
  5. gavstephenson macrumors member

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    Does the fact that the new iMac 27" models also support input from external DisplayPort sources change matters?

    As far as I know, to play Wii on a iMac you need to you EYE TV.

    I was wondering if that is not the case any more.
     
  6. vladacm macrumors newbie

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    Here is solution for you

    First you need component to dvi adapter which can be found anywhere for around $10.
    And then you need DVI to Mini DisplayPort converter which you can buy
    Here
     

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