Xbox 360 Slim to 21 inch iMac 2011

Discussion in 'iMac' started by natestechupdate, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. natestechupdate macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know how or if it is possible to use my 2011 21 inch iMac as a display for my xbox 360? I have heard of the Kanex XD product but it seems to only be compatible with the 27 inch model?

    Would an hdmi to thunderbolt cable work? I have also seen many youtube videos using the hauppauge tv tuner but they appear to running on older apple computers.

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Search the forum but I don't think the TB adapters exist. I bought the 2010 model in August because of this issue.

    Cheers,
     
  3. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a

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    A TV tuner would be laggy as hell for games.

    after some digging -
    you can use the kanex xd product if you purchase an HDMI cable for the xbox and a THUNDERBOLT - not MDP cable for the kanex xd.

    Good luck!

    The faq on the site is wrong, btw.
     
  4. natestechupdate thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. hamsterhamilton macrumors newbie

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    There is a way, involving having to buy a little device for approx. 120 dollars called an eyetv tuner. with this you can watch tv on your mac (via a little usb stick and an antenna)and you should also be able to plug your video cable from your xbox to it. for your purposes, i recommend this model:
    http://www.elgato.com/elgato/int/mainmenu/products/tuner/hybrid08/product1.en.html
    you should at least check it out...

    -HH
     
  6. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    I think it would far be easier to just get an external monitor:)
     

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