Use iMac as screen for Xbox 360, Wii?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bungiefan89, May 27, 2011.

  1. bungiefan89 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure this has already been covered before, but how do I hook up my Xbox 360 or Wii to use my 2011 iMac for a display?

    Note, my Xbox 360 does NOT have an HDMI port. I'm looking for an adapter or something that can somehow transfer a signal from my 360 or Wii's Composite Cables (the red, white, yellow plugs) into my iMac and its glorious 27" display.

    Does such a device exist? Or do I need to wait for the industry to start inventing thurnderbolt devices... :(
     
  2. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    You are correct, this has already been covered before.

    And the answer is: they cant be.

    If you need to know the specifics as to why, a brief forum or even google search will give the answers.
     
  3. Bat6111 macrumors member

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    indeed, it cant be
     
  4. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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  5. hwp16 macrumors newbie

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    come on gents lets be a little more helpful than that....

    Kanex (who make the Kanex XD, which does what you want but for 2010 iMacs only) have announced that they are working on a revision to the XD that will support the Thunderbolt port.

    "Will the Kanex XD work fine with the new iMac's (MC812B/A) via the Thunderbolt port?
    Our Kanex XD requires modification to work with the new thunderbolt iMac 27-inch. We are under development of a newer version. Please look out for an announcement soon. In the mean time the Kanex XD still works for iMac 27 2009-early 2011 and also the LED Cinema Display 27-inch."

    In the FAQs section at http://www.kanexlive.com/xd
     
  6. bungiefan89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    THANK YOU! As much hope as this gives me, I can't deny that my 360 is one of the OLDER consoles (2007) that only has an A/V output and no HDMI port of any sort, but hopefully I can find another adapter to accompany the thunderbolt version of this device once it comes out. Thank you!
     
  7. Sylonien, May 27, 2011
    Last edited: May 27, 2011

    Sylonien macrumors regular

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    Anyone know why thats the case with 27" and the 21" will? :confused:

    (I'm waiting for Thunderbolt version too.)

    # EDIT #

    Think I found the answer to my own question.

    http://www.cultofmac.com/kanex-xd-lets-you-use-your-console-blu-ray-player-with-your-imac-review/87459
    Really annoying! Especially that the 27" is more than capable of 1080 and beyond. Firmware update from Apple? Somehow don't think they would do so... :(
     

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