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    Using 21.5 inch IMAC as display for HDMI device
    Ok, so I'm pretty sure of the awnser already but this is my last resort :

    Can I use my 21,5 inch imac as a screen for my ps3. I know the mini display on the 21.5 inch is just output but is there a way to tweek it ?

    I bought a benkins hdmi to dvi convertor 'cause the guy at the apple store told me there was a way to make it work with it. Apparently there isn't, so this is my last check before returning the device and curling into a ball crying.

    For the price of the device, I can buy a 21 inc flat screen tv, but having two screens like that in a small student apparment isn't really convenient.

    Thanks alot


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    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    Quite simply - no. You are not going to input video through the video out port on any Mac.

    The 27" iMac has a separate video input port which enables it to be used as a monitor.

    You would need a video capture device for yours. I would recommend getting the monitor.
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