Sony PS3 to MacMini via HDMI

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Brierley9, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Brierley9 macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2014
    Will my Mac Mini recognize my Sony PS3 if I connect them via HDMI cable, and if so, where and how do I get them to recognize each other?
    Thank you
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    To do what? What do you mean by recognize each other?

    The mac mini's HDMI port is output only.

    If you are thinking of using the mini + monitor to display the PS3, it's not going to work via HDMI - you would need a video capture device which introduces lag, not great for games.

    take a look at this thread:
  3. Brierley9 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2014
    Thanks for your response.
    I bought a monitor for my son, a Phillips 22", online, and when I looked at it I thought it would be compatible with the MaC Mini (the blurb said it is an HD monitor and I suppose it is) and with the PS3, but, but it clearly isn't, so today I went and bought a VGA to thunderbolt cable to make the Mac Mini work with the monitor, and it does, but I think I now need a VGA to HDMI cable to make the PS3 work.
    My son is currently playing his PS 3 and looking at a 32" Sony Bravia HD monitor from about 3 feet away, and it is really hard on the eyes, (in the long run I'm trying to save on optician bills, as one does).
    What to do?
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    It sounds like you are trying to go:

    PS3 ---- > Mac Mini -----> 22" monitor

    is this correct?

    It is NOT going to work that way. the Mini has no video in port.

    you an go PS3 ---> monitor but I don't know how the PS3 works.
  5. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    Tell your son to stand further away from the screen?
  6. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2010
    Plano, TX
    So you want to go from the HDMI port on the PS3 to the monitor? In that case I would get an HDMI to VGA (or whatever input the monitor has) adapter. However, if the monitor does not have built in speakers you will need to find a solution for that too.

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