I have an Apple display (no thunderbolt) and an N64:


I don't have a TV. Is there any way I can hook the Apple monitor up to the N64?

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    You'll probably just want to get a TV, but be careful; many TVs nowadays don't even have composite (yellow/white/red) video or S-video inputs. – Nick T Sep 1 '11 at 18:31

Not easily (or on the cheap). That display has only digital inputs, while the N64 only outputs analog video signals. Therefore you need a converter box.

These come in many different shapes and sizes, generally the more expensive they are, the better the quality. They convert analog inputs (composite, or better S-Video) to HDMI or DVI output.

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But wait! It's worse still. The particular display model you've linked has no more HDMI or DVI inputs, only Thunderbolt. Which means you need another converter box to translate the HDMI signal to Thunderbolt format, such as:

Altogether you're probably better off (and spend less money) with getting a TV or monitor with analogue inputs.

  • this cant be the best solution... I might as well get a TV then :\ – user12135 Sep 1 '11 at 18:27
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    Be aware that the only input the Thunderbolt Display has is its namesake: Thunderbolt. It has no HDMI or DVI in. – Nick T Sep 1 '11 at 18:28
  • You're right, +Nick T, I'll update the answer. – Ingmar Sep 1 '11 at 18:29
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    actually I have the older version... and it does not have thunderbolt – user12135 Sep 1 '11 at 18:31

I use a cinergy terratec USB 400 and eyetv setup. Us/jap modded N64 connects to terratec module via svideo and to my 2011 iMac by USB. Works well and relatively cheap. Thanks 😀

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