HDMI input to a 2013 iMac 27?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sinitry23, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. sinitry23 macrumors member

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    I have a 2013 iMac 27 (new slim model) with two thunderbolt ports. Is it possible to use this screen as the output monitor? I have a home surveillance system that has output HDMI video. Instead of getting a TV so I can view the surveillance, is it possible to connect the DVR box to my iMAC?
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Nope. the Thunderbolt ports only accept input from another Thunderbolt port. It's unfortunate though.
     
  3. tbolt11 macrumors member

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    so i assume there is no way to hook up, say, a game console right?
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    you mean to hook up a game console and use the iMac as a screen?
    not directly. There are messy boxes you can stick in between but they cost as much as a cheap monitor.
     

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