Xbox 360 Slim to 21 inch iMac 2011

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

  1. natestechupdate macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2011
    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


    Sep 23, 2006
    Search the forum but I don't think the TB adapters exist. I bought the 2010 model in August because of this issue.

  3. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2010
    One Infinite Loop, Cupertino CA
    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

    Aug 6, 2011
  5. hamsterhamilton macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2011
    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:
    you should at least check it out...

  6. HBOC macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2008
    I think it would far be easier to just get an external monitor:)

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