Use iMac as screen for Xbox 360, Wii?

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

  1. bungiefan89 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2011
    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


    Oct 29, 2009
    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


    Dec 22, 2009
    New York
    indeed, it cant be
  4. bpeeps macrumors 68020


    May 6, 2011
  5. hwp16 macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2011
    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
  6. bungiefan89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2011
    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


    May 21, 2011
    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.
    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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