Long-time PC user, on the brink of defection, needs HDMI advice.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dh2005, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. dh2005 macrumors 6502a

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    Hello folks,

    I'm eyeing-up a new iMac 27". But there's one issue that befuddles me, despite doing an hour's Goolging...

    ... I've read about an MDP-to-HDMI cable being available, allowing Mac laptops to be connected to HDMI televisions. But my ambitions are the reverse. If I buy a 27" iMac, I'll be looking to connect several HDMI devices to its display; we're talking PS3, Xbox 360, Popcorn Hour C-200 etc.

    Is this possible? If not, is there any other way to achieve this? And if so, are there any limitations I should know about (I'm thinking in the audio department, specifically; but anything goes...)?

    Many thanks in advance. I'm looking forward to joining you Mac Folk, after sixteen years on the sidelines...!

    Cheers,



    DH.
     
  2. avihappy macrumors 6502

    avihappy

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    See this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=806175

    In short, it will work. However, at the moment only with 720p and with a $150 converter.

    Really, the MDP video in is meant for connecting other iMacs, recent Apple notebooks, or a PC equipped with a DisplayPort video card to the iMac.
     
  3. dh2005 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Damn. That's a shame.

    No other way into it, I suppose...?
     
  4. dh2005 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Seems a real missed opportunity, to me. Sure, that's not what an iMac "is for", but in the very least it would be another reason to buy one.
     

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