Would this work?

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  1. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    If I got a mini DVI to HDMi cable, plugged in a console, is there any way to play the console either via Mac OS X or Windows XP? Something that looks like this.


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    Or is the only way with one of those EyeTV things?
     
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    Macs have only outputs, no inputs. That'll transfer data from Mac to display and can't be done vice versa. EyeTV is the only way
     
  3. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hmm, ok then, I didn't think that it would be an output, not an input. I hope the next iMac's have inputs as well, that would be nice.
     
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    Keep dreaming. :eek:
     
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    I doubt it but we can always hope :rolleyes: I'd like to use my PS3 on my iMac as well
     
  6. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Don't most screens have inputs and outputs in the same connection? Or are they only inputs? Like, if I went and bought a monitor with HDMI, isn't it capable of input and output through that one HDMI port?
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    No. Pretty much every video connector is one way only.
     
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    Basically yes but how can a monitor output something? Also, it would need to be connected to display, not to mother board, I think, which is hard in iMac.
     
  9. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok then, ignore that. What is the cheapest Eyetv I could get to play a console on my Mac? And would it run well?
     
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    Get a TV or monitor instead. You are only able to play at 480p which doesn't look beautiful and it still costs you over 100$. Get a nice monitor for 150$ instead
     
  11. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    If you really want real-time HDMI High-Def playback and capture this looks like it would work. But you need a Mac Pro. And it's $199.
     
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    You don't want to know :D :)
     
  13. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, my plan is to get a cheap monitor, I already know which one, but thought this might be a better option. Apparently not.
     

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