Thunderbolt display and xBox one

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  1. nmartin93 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, new to the forum.

    Just wondering if there is any way to use Apple's Thunderbolt display as a monitor for the xbox one. I have done a little research but the only results I can find are from 6+ months ago and I was hoping there would be a more up to date solution.

    If possible, does anyone know if you can use the display without it being plugged into a mac?

    Thanks
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    nope, unless you can get an xbox with a thunderbolt port.
     
  3. MyiBill macrumors 6502

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    Don't think so but if anything you would need a thunderbolt dock with an HDMI in port but I don't know if they exist.
     
  4. wuush macrumors member

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    There is a Thunderbolt Dock with an HDMI Port but i dont think it is a Solution for your Problem, because the dock uses the HDMI Port as Output, not as Input.

    But if i'm wrong this would be a Solution to my Problem as well.

    http://youtu.be/O1NA-OHAoT4
     
  5. raniel macrumors regular

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  6. h9826790, May 5, 2014
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    h9826790 macrumors 604

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    No, the thunderbolt port on the display is not compatible with any HDMI / DVI adaptor.

    And the CalDigit Thunderbolt Dock's HDMI port is for output to other monitor / TV only, cannot accept input from xbox one.
     
  7. nmartin93 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thankyou for all the responses people!

    Seems like what I wanted cannot be possible. Ill jsut have to think of something else :)

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    Sorry guys one more question...

    Would it be possible to use the thunderbolt port on the back of the thunderbolt display with a minidisplay port to hdmi cable to power another screen?

    thankyou in advance
     
  8. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    From memory, the apple FAQ about TB says no.
     
  9. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    That will not work directly from the Thunderbolt Display output port - however, if you go from the Thunderbolt display to another Thunderbolt device (dock, disk, etc.) and then plug a mDP>HDMI converter into that device, it will work (assuming your Mac can support dual external displays; e.g. not an older MacBook Air)
     
  10. JACKFROST4U macrumors newbie

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    xbox one to 27 inch mac

    I am currently using the xbox one and an Imac 27 inch for the display. You have to use the 2009 or 2010 models with this cable:

    http://www.kanexlive.com/xd

    I don't think you can do it with just a straight 27 inch thunderbolt display;but this cable says it will work for the cinema displays 24 & 27 inch.

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    Just to add the highest resolution is 720p. It looks great. (especially playing titan fall) :D
     
  11. IlikeMacsSoMuch macrumors 6502

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    that adaptor only works with a mini display port monitor or like yours, an older iMac model, it won't work with a thunderbolt display and there are no anything to thunderbolt port adapter.

    OP: as great as Apple displays are, there are other monitors out there that have multiple inputs
     
  12. JoeyCloverfield, May 25, 2014
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    JoeyCloverfield macrumors regular

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    Just to add to FreakinEurekan's point, the first MacBook Air capable of powering two external displays is the Mid-2012 model. You can see other Mac's compatibility here: support.apple.com/kb/HT5219#18

    Also, here's the source for what he said about it not working if the HDMI monitor is plugged directly to the ATD: support.apple.com/kb/HT5219#24


     

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