If HDMI came to iMac, could you plug PS3 in directly???

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Orange™, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Orange™ macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2010
    If so, you could finally be able to watch blu-ray films on your beautiful display.

    Can this already happen with the mini?
  2. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    I dont see the point of plugging in your PS3 into the Mac Mini or the iMac because you can just plug in your PS3 into your HDTV as most HDTVs have more than one HDMI port.

    Well I suppose unless you want to use the iMac's display from connecting the PS3 to the imac via hdmi. But were not even sure if iMacs will get hdmi any time soon.

    I do believe that they will at some point (and the notebooks as well).
  3. Orange™ thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2010
    People (myself excluded) have been complaining that iMacs with their beautiful screens still can't play Blu-rays, wouldn't his fix that?

    Plus, this monitor is quite a leap over an HDTV, no? Color Gambit and all that.

    Like I said though, myself excluded. Just a thought? Like there are people spending hundreds on converters to do just this. Look at the most popular thread on this bard and you'll see what I mean.
  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    An iMac won't be any better for gaming than a TV would. Your PS3 can't output higher than 1920*1080 anyway.

    I reckon HDMI on then iMacs is extremely unlikely. They only did it on the Mac Mini because people are using it as a home theatre pc.
  5. TMRaven macrumors 68020


    Nov 5, 2009
    An HDMI in however, does save a person 200usd, if they're wanting to record their gameplay in hd.

    As for watching blu-rays, they'll be better on a 1080p tv, where it's native resolution. 1080p content on the 27inch iMac will be upscaled, thus blurry.
  6. Orange™ thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2010
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Plus the question of whether or not an iMac HDMI port would even allow INPUT.
  8. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    Quite a leap over an hdtv?? NO WAY IN HELL. I know the iMac has an H-IPS panel and its nice for a computer monitor but it CANNOT replace a dedicated HDTV. There is no way that the iMac's screen and quality could EVER replace my calibrated Sony Bravia XBR6 or any other HDTVs out in the market today that looks amazing.
  9. Vylen macrumors 65816

    Jun 3, 2010
    Sydney, Australia

    A good computer monitor doesn't necessarily make a good television...

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