Connect Macbook Pro w/ Retina to Xbox 360?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SolidBrowser, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. SolidBrowser macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2013
    Is it possible to buy an HDMI to HDMI cable and connect one side to your Xbox and the other to Macbook Pro? Why or why not this work? :confused:
  2. joshhedge macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2012
    Firstly, what would you hope to achieve? Secondly, the GPU in the xbox would never be able to drive that many pixels.
  3. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2013
  4. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    Because they are both outputs only.
    If you buy a converter, you could get it to work.
    I got mine for around 10 bucks on amazon.
    But after a while I just bought a gaming monitor so didnt really need it.
  5. johnnnw macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2013
    I'd cut my fingers off before I tried to play a console game on a 13/15inch screen. That must be impossible.
  6. Mr MM macrumors 65816

    Mr MM

    Jun 29, 2011
    you could try with hdmi to mDP female adapter then a thunderbolt cable

    otherwise hdmi in the rmbp is output only, not input as well like in the m17x or m18x
  7. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT

    Seriously? How lame!

    I'd stab myself in the eye with a spork!
  8. wingate.white macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2012
    Jacksonville, FL
    trust me, I have tried. I think I've started a couple threads on this looking for a way and I cannot find a decent way to do it no matter what I try. So far the only thing I've heard of is one of those expensive game capture cards but they have so much latency that you can't play. You're better off getting an emulator or buying a display for the xbox, its not going to play nice with the rMBP. so sorry

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