If I bought a Blu-Ray player, can my 27'' iMac be utilized?

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  1. Aven SkyGazer macrumors regular

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    Is it possible for my 27'' iMac to be used as the display?
     
  2. Willdta macrumors member

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    yes but only at 720p quality,not the full 1080p you would want to see on that big display
     
  3. dexthageek macrumors 6502

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    Why only 720p? HDCP?
     
  4. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    No, something strange with the 27" iMac which sends in its EDID that it only supports 1280x720 and 2560x960 resolutions...
     
  5. Aven SkyGazer thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the swift replies...

    What needs to be purchased in order to make a Blu-Ray player compatible with my iMac?
     
  6. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    Something like this apparently:

    http://www.kanexlive.com/products/item-id-3662.html

    Rather steep! But that was the first product I found after Googling 'blu-ray player 27" imac'
     
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  8. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    Not.. really...

    I think that's the only HDMI to MDP adapter in existence, heh.
     
  9. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    I'm sure if it had a unibody aluminum enclosure and black glossy apple logo on top you'd be all over it :D
     
  10. Aven SkyGazer thread starter macrumors regular

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    gasp. I just watched a review and this thing is a tiny little beast. from the looks of it, one must change their iMac's resolution to 1280x720 in order for everything to smoothly pass.

    tyvm for this find :)
     
  11. Komiksulo macrumors 6502

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    I bought an Atlona AT-HD620 which upscales its 1920 x 1080 HDMI input to the 27-inch iMac's native 2560 x 1440. It has a Mini Display Port out connector which can be connected directly to the iMac's Mini DisplayPort in. Works like a charm with my Blu-ray player. The Blu-ray audio also passes through the HDMI and Mini DP cables and comes out the speakers on the bottom of the iMac 27".
     
  12. Aven SkyGazer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Looking for some reviews on this product...
     
  13. Komiksulo macrumors 6502

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    There was another thread around here about hooking up the X-Box 360 to the iMac in which we posted some experiences, but I haven't been able to find much in the way of independent reviews. Google only pulls up product listings and around six krillion press releases for the thing.

    Edit: Here's the other thread. The Atlona shows up near the end.
     

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