Use Mac as Apple TV 3 display?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by robertcoogan, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. robertcoogan macrumors 6502

    robertcoogan

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    Is it possible to use a Mac as an Apple TV 3 display? I don't want to view the Mac desktop on the Apple TV, I want to view the Apple TV desktop on my Mac.


    I don't have an extra monitor yet, and want to update the software.
     
  2. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    AFAIK none of existing Mac-s has HDMI input. Only iMac-s are able to act as displays in Target Display Mode, but they also require DisplayPort/Thunderbolt as connection. aTV does not have any of them.
    You may be able to find a converter, but IMHO this all together looks more complicated and expensive than a cheap HDMI display.
     

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