Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Bk800, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Bk800, Feb 7, 2013
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    Bk800 macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2013
    I need some suggestions I recently got an ATV for my main TV, but became disappointed with the lack of content, I replaced the ATV with the Roku and moved the ATV to my iMac, only to discover that the regular HDMI cable will not fit the iMac, my question what kind of HDIM cable will fit the ATV and the iMac?
    Thanks for your help
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    As far as I am aware no iMacs have ever had HDMI ports. They have Mini displayports on the 2009 and 2010 and Thunderbolt ports on the 2011 and 2012....

    Sorry, I don't think you can do what you want to do unless you can find some converter (and most likely will be very expensive).
  3. CaptTCS macrumors regular


    Jan 13, 2013
    Bainbridge Island, WA
    Why would you want to use the ATV on the iMac, anyway? Don't you have iTunes?
  4. mic j macrumors 68030

    Mar 15, 2012
    Yeah, not quite sure what you are trying to accomplish. The aTV does not feed the iMac. The iMac (iTunes) feeds the aTV.
  5. Bk800 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2013
    HDMI cable foe ATV

    Hi all, thanks for all the information, I just had a quick conversation with an Apple representative and they confirmed that the ATV can't be used on my iMac, it's use is only for a TV, so now I need to decide on keeping it or selling it, the thought did hit me on hooking it up on another TV, but I am so impressed with the Roku, that I was thinking about getting one for the other TV as well O well, again thanks for the information
  6. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2011
    Lima, Peru
    if u have a 2011+ 27" i heard you can connect to any device via Mini Displayport>hdmi adapter
  7. jtara macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2009
    He's trying to go the other way, I gather. He wants to display ATV output on the iMac.

    You can do that. You don't need a cable. Update to the latest firmware, and if you have Mountain Lion, you can Airplay from the ATV to your iMac.

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