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    How to play xbox 360 games on iMac
    Hello I want to connect my xbox 360 to my iMac for the convenience of having everything in one spot. So is there any way I would be able to do that? Thanks

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    I have done the same.

    I purchased a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable (this cable here)

    Hope this helped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thejoetisor View Post
    I have done the same.

    I purchased a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable (this cable here)

    Hope this helped.
    You say you've done this using a mini-dp to HDMI adaptor? AFAIK this adaptor is used to connect a device with a mini-displayport OUT to a display with HDMI IN. E.g. connecting a MacBook to a TV.

    Don't wish to doubt you but I don't believe it's possible to use this sort of cable to connect an XBOX360 to an iMac. Happy to be corrected. In fact I hope you're right as it's a much cheaper solution than the one I'm aware of.

    To my knowledge to do what the OP was asking requires:
    - a 27" iMac pre-thunderbolt(only the 27" models have mini displayport IN)
    - a convertor to convert HDMI to displayport (like this or this)
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Member mrplow is correct. There is no way that I know of to be able to use the adapter you linked to. It's for output only.

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    you could do it with a tv tuner card. i have done it on a pc. quality sucked.
    60% of the time it works every time.

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