5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 28, 2013 6:47 AM by JImmyGS00
JImmyGS00 Level 1 (0 points)

Is it possible to conmect a HDMI enabled PC to a new 2013 iMac 27" to use as monitor in target display mode?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5), Windows 7 Laptop PC
  • mende1 Level 10 (92,221 points)

    Welcome to Apple Support Communities

     

    The Late 2012 iMac has only got a Thunderbolt port, and it can only be used as an external display for other Macs with Thunderbolt > http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11302

     

    That means that you shouldn't be able to use your iMac as an external display for another PC, more when the PC has got a HDMI port. If you want, you can try buying a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter and a HDMI cable (or a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable) and see if you can put your iMac in Target Display, but do it at your own risk because it's probable that it won't work

  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,827 points)

    Using the mini-DisplayPort to HDMI adapter in reverse will not work. Using an HDMI signal as input to a Thunderbolt port would require circuitry to change the signal, and while there are such adapters for Macs with mini-DisplayPort inputs, I've yet to see one that works with iMacs with Thunderbolt ports.

     

    Regards.

  • JImmyGS00 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the prompt response, just out of curiosity can USB3.0 carry video and woud this be a potentialy option ?

  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,827 points)

    You would need a video input device to capture the HDMI signal and appropriate software to display it. Since you can pick up 27" LCD monitors for under $250 and 24" LCD monitors for less than $150, I'm not sure it would be worth all that effort unless you just don't have space for another display.

     

    Regards.

  • JImmyGS00 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks everyone for you help. I hope to be able to contribute more to the forum once I get the hang of my new MAC.