Mini-Display Port

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 1235213, May 16, 2012.

  1. 1235213 Suspended

    Oct 28, 2010
    Hey, I was planning to use my iMac as a monitor for my xbox, (imac:, so I would have an HDMI cord connected to my xbox, to a HDMI > Mini Display Port converter, and then I plug in that to my mac. Will that just work? Will I just plug it into my iMac and then the screen converts? Thanks. I don't want to pay for this stuff, if it won't even work.

    Edit: By just working, I mean I plug it in, and the xbox magically works and shows up on my screen. If I have to use another program to actually read the input, just tell me that. Thanks
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    It will NOT work, you need a 27" iMac to use it as display, and for HDMI sources you need converters.
    Only the 21.5" iMac from 2011 can be used as display, but then again only via a Thunderbolt device.


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  3. 1235213 thread starter Suspended

    Oct 28, 2010
    Darn...Guess I'll have to find some place for a TV
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