Is there away to reverse a HDMI port on a MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JoshTM, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. JoshTM macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I have a 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina display and I was wondering if there is a way to reverse the HDMI out port so that I can display an xbox 360 or PS3 on my screen through the HDMI port.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Nope, I believe its hardwire and you cannot alter it within software.
     
  3. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Nope. It takes completely separate circuitry to do video input as compared to output.

    But if you have an older 27" iMac (the one with just-plain DisplayPort, not Thunderbolt,) you can do DisplayPort-in, which can be adapted with an active adapter from HDMI to DisplayPort.

    You could use an Elgato EyeTV HD or Game Capture HD, but both of those add enough delay that playing games would be difficult.
     
  4. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

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    EDIT: The input lag from an elgato is like a full second on a 15 in Retina, so it's not really an option either, unfortunately.
     
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    You....really don't want to do that, the lag alone will make most games unplayable, especially if you're thinking about doing multiplayer online.
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    No. Same as 99% of computers with HDMI ports on them.
     

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