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Old 02-10-2013, 09:16 PM - Thread Starter
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Is this possible:

Connect AVReceiver (in this case latest Denon Av2113) to MacBook Pro and route the video to MacBook Pro (or iMac 2012 27") screen.

For example show bluray (or any other video source that Denon can route) video on the MacBook Pro screen.

Scenario I am trying to make is to avoid purchasing extra tv or monitor for the work room and just use the screen or one of the Apple monitors connected to the computer for video display.

If this is possible how should I connect the devices.

Do I need 3rd party software for this to happen.

I have tried: Mac connected via the HDMI port on Mac to HDMI out of the Denon.

The other way round I can easily play music from Mac or Mac sounds on Denon connected speakers either via HDMI in or via optical.
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Not in any way remotely practical. HDMI is essentially one directional, the HDMI port on your Macbook is an output only.

You could always get an external Blu-Ray drive and connect it your Macbook. You might also need to buy Blu-Ray player software for your Mac.
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Hmmm. Auch.

What about using any of the other connections (thunderbolt, minidvi, usb). is there hardware converters that could be used for this

Is the only way truly then to connect a hdmi monitor to the receiver.


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They do make Thuderbolt HDMI capture devices, but I don't think it would be practical. They're expensive, you can get a 22" 1080p monitor for half the price, it'll probably be laggy, and it won't work with Blu-Ray and other protected content because of HDCP encryption.
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