Sony PS3 to MacMini via HDMI

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

  1. Brierley9 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    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

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    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:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1691206
     
  3. Brierley9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    Tell your son to stand further away from the screen?
     
  6. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    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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