New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Other Hardware and Peripherals Other Apple systems and peripherals discussion.

Mini Displayport to HDMI not working with my PS3


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
The Crafter

 
Member Since: Nov 29, 2011
Posts: 5
The Crafter is on a distinguished road

The Crafter is offline
So I got this adapter. Belkin - Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI Adapter - F2CD021EB

And hooked it up to my 27in iMac, plugged in my PS3 (which I had already set to only output at 720p) and when I press command+f2 nothing happens. Do I need to get an adapter that is an actual converter box like the expensive kanex and belkin ones?

Just checked Kanex's site and they have this cable that looks promising. http://www.kanexlive.com/mdphd10ft

And ideas guys?
QUOTE Thanks
bobtomay

 
bobtomay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Posts: 24,991
bobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1

bobtomay is offline
First off, you're not looking for a "mini displayport (or mdp) to HDMI".

What you want is to go from "HDMI to mdp.

Yes, there is a difference.

Second, whether it can even be done depends on which iMac you have. You need to verify your iMac is capable of video input. If it is, you're not getting away with one of those relatively cheap adapters. You're going to need one of these 3 adapters. They are the only ones out there that I'm aware of.

Belkin AV360™ Mini DisplayPort Converter for 27"iMac F2CD007
http://www.amazon.com/Kanex-HDMI-Min.../dp/B003LGOWNQ
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...splayPort.html

Those were just the top hits when I searched - could be better price somewhere. If you have a current model iMac - hang it up - not going to work.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
QUOTE Thanks
The Crafter

 
Member Since: Nov 29, 2011
Posts: 5
The Crafter is on a distinguished road

The Crafter is offline
Yeah, I realized everything you just said about 10 minutes after I posted. Luckily the Kanex HD is only around $100 on amazon. I'm sure (pretty sure anyway) my iMac works, it's a late 2009 27in model.
QUOTE Thanks
bobtomay

 
bobtomay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Posts: 24,991
bobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1

bobtomay is offline
Yep, if you've got a model prior to thunderbolt, you should be good.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« external HD problem | Non-Mac computer woes; two questions: Is this legal? And would it work anyway? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
iMac mini Displayport to hdmi flyguy676 Apple Desktops 1 10-10-2011 06:23 PM
Macbook PRO HDMI sound stopped working jeunefred Apple Notebooks 10 03-14-2011 08:54 PM
mini dvi to hdmi cable? hkyhead13 Apple Notebooks 5 11-29-2009 06:33 PM
Help connecting Mini, PS3 and Netflix bcgeary72 Internet, Networking, and Wireless 1 09-02-2009 01:15 AM
Home Network (Mini, PC, PS3, External Hard Drive, Netflix, TV) bcgeary72 Internet, Networking, and Wireless 3 08-12-2009 10:27 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?