connect iMac 2011 , ps3 to apple cinema display

Discussion in 'iMac' started by appleuser123, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. appleuser123 macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2011
    hey guys I'm currently in the market for a switch device that can allow me to hook my 2011 iMac up to the Apple 27" cinema display and also connect a Ps3/xbox up to the display as well but i haven't been successful . Help!!!
  2. Dresevski macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2011
    Atlona, Kanex and Belkin are a few names that make HDMI to mDP adapters...not sure how those work on the latest model of the ACD (if that's what you have). Those adapters will not work with your thunderbolt iMac unfortunately, there is no way to do it...yet. Everyone claims to be working on it but it just depends on how long it takes for the devices to be developed.
  3. Echtel macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2011
    Also, be aware that although you can connect your PS3 to a 27" iMac, it will only be running 720p - the 27" iMac doesn't support 1920x1080.
  4. Swift Sketcher macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2007
    Whoa whoa whoa, hold on. So you can actually connect a PS3 to an imac as a display??
  5. Amnesiac7 macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2009
    I was under the impression that this is not possible.
  6. britboyj macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2009
    With 2009/2010 27" iMacs you can (with an HDMI to Mini-DP cable) with 2011 you cannot, because it requires Thunderbolt at both ends.
  7. Swift Sketcher macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2007
    Ah, but isnt a thunderbolt to HDMI cable/adapter being produced?
  8. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    It's in the works, but is likely to cost even more than the current ones, which are in the ballpark of $200
  9. Amnesiac7 macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2009
  10. panzer06 macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2006
    You need more than a cable. The 2009/2010 iMacs support input from Displayport Devices only. HDMI is supported with a more expensive adapter like those listed above in Post#2. I use a mini-displport to mini-displayport cable to connect my Alienware or MBP laptops to the iMac display. It works very well and supports full native resolution on the iMac display.

    The Alienware has some audio glitches but the MBP (of course) works perfectly.

  11. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009

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