Need suggestion/Help and eyes in market.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by damdude, May 21, 2011.

  1. damdude macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys

    I am new to this forum, though I follow all news on apple through macrumor, I need some help from all of you guys and need suggestion on some thing
    so here it is : I am planning to buy iMAC 27" latest model.

    I want to use my iMAC for following things:

    Since 27" model is special and can be use as an external monitor using the fast thunderbolt connectors

    (*) As a Home computer
    (*) As a entertaining center by connecting my Xbox with it to display content on the screen and play sound from it. through HDMI
    (*) connect my ofc PC to be able to display screen on my iMac so that I utilize the big screen with great resolution.

    I know few of the adapters are available in market which you can use to achieve it like :

    AV360™ Mini DisplayPort Converter for 27"iMac
    http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=508267

    this was available on apple store also , but looks like they remove it from apple store online.


    Atlona's DP400
    http://www.atlona.com/Atlona-Dual-Link-DVI-to-Mini-DisplayPort-Converter-USB-Powered.html

    Atlona's DP300
    http://www.atlona.com/Atlona-HDMI-to-Mini-DisplayPort-Converter-and-Scaler.html


    but I want to know about all converters available in market and this is where I need help from you guys. please let me know you know any converters/cables and setup which is capable of this setup please let me know. I also seek suggestions on how good will be quality of video and sound using these adapters...

    thanks in advance guys..
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

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    None of these adapters will work with the current models. They require a thunderbolt connection, which no adapter currently supports. You will also have to use a different source for audio, as target display mode is video only.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    At least previous generations supported audio when in TDM, not sure if it has changed with TB.
     
  4. damdude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just checked with apple store. I personally went to a apple store asked one of the genius to connect belkin adapter to 27 inch iMac with hdmi connected tv for target display mode through thunder bolts and it didn't worked :( I guess we will have to wait untill TB compatible adapters comes to market.
     

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