Connect PS3 to the new iMac 27"?

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  1. howieh macrumors newbie

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    Seems like there is no HDMI-in or any other video-in port other than the Thunderbolt port. Is there an HDMI-to-Thunderbolt adapter that allows me to connect my PS3 to the new iMac 27" (2011)?

    Thanks.
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Not yet, but I believe one is in development. Expect it to cost at least $200
     
  3. howieh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ....holy cow.....:eek:
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Yeah, it has to be an active converter, and the current mini DP ones are $150, and thunderbolt is more expensive.
     
  5. howieh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are you sure? Saw an MiniDP-to-HDMI adapter cable on MonoPrice for $5... But it could be non-bidirectional.
     
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    Those are cheap, in fact, I have that exact one. However, they only work from MDP to HDMI.
     
  7. striker33 macrumors 65816

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    The converters will always cost a fortune, as they need to be HDCP compliant in order for devices like consoles to work. Cheap ones just wont work.
     
  8. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It's not so much about the HDCP as it is generating a DisplayPort signal from a DVI, HDMI or component signal. That requires processing, whereas converting DisplayPort to one of the others does not require that.
     
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  10. Sylonien macrumors regular

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    That's just good for watching stuff right? Not for gaming cause of lag compared to a converter right into the iMac?
     
  11. mac-ho macrumors member

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    Kanex makes one. (kanexlive.com) It costs about $150.00!! (NO WAY!) It is only good for 720p. It's about $95.00 online. (STILL-NO WAY)
     
  12. dfine1966 macrumors 6502

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    The KanexHD doesn't work with Thunderbolt, yet.

    This is right from Kanexlive sight.:

    "Will the Kanex XD work fine with the new iMac's (MC812B/A) via the Thunderbolt port?
    Our Kanex XD requires modification to work with the new thunderbolt iMac 27-inch. We are under development of a newer version. Please look out for an announcement soon. In the mean time the Kanex XD still works for iMac 27 2009-early 2011 and also the LED"
     

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