Question How to Connect AV Receiver to iMac 27 5k Retina

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  1. ibrhmymn

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    Hi to everyone, I would like to ask a question that Can we connect Denon AVR X-2000 receiver to iMac 27 inch (as a monitor). Actually I have a small hi-fi system that includes Denon AVR X2000, two Dali Zensor 1 and Dali Zensor Vocal and a SVS PB-1000 Subwoofer. And I want to connect my 27 imac to this system as lcd screen while watching movies through media player which is connected to av receiver. Is it possible or not. Thanks in advance.
     
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    What connections do you have on the rear of your imac?
     
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    I have thunderbolt (minidisplayport) port on my iMac
     

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    If your Denon has a USB port in then you could potentially use that.

    If not another option is to connect it to your network and use the apple airplay instead. I just found a review on it which says...

    On the subject of wireless, there is support for Apple AirPlay, bringing wireless streaming from iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iTunes on computers, and DLNA 1.5, which means support for streaming DLNA-certified devices, including 24-bit/192kHz hi-res WAV HD and FLAC HD audio files.
    Read more at Denon AVR-X2000 review


    If airplay doesn't quite do what you need then you'll probably need to add a USB DAC in to the equation and output audio via USB.
     
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    Doesn't the 3.5mm audio output (headphone) doubles up as a optical output as well?
     
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    I know it used to mate as I've done it before with a Mac. Not entirely sure what the new iMacs have and don't have with regards to ports etc as I've got a 2016 MBP and it's got bugger all for connection :-(
     

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