Thunderbolt question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jakesleepy, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. jakesleepy macrumors newbie

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    With Thunderbolt now will I be able to use the MBP as a display for my Xbox 360 Slim using HDMI... ?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I don't believe so, at least not without a couple hacks.
     
  3. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    If someone makes a thunderbolt video input device, then sure. They could do the same now with USB though, thunderbolt just gives a bit more bandwidth.

    It can't do it without someone building an adapter though, and it would specifically have to be an adapter for video input capture, not video output.
     
  4. Reclaim3r macrumors regular

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    Anyone know have any more information on this? I would love this.
     
  5. dime21 macrumors 6502

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    No. The MBP is an initiator, not a target. I doubt it can operate in target display mode.

    If you require this functionality, look at an iMac instead. That has a mini DisplayPort and the iMac can indeed act as an external monitor for your video game.
     

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