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I want to connect my PlayStation3 to my Retina Macbook Pro so that I can play my games using the MBP's display, is it possible to do it with HDMI port or something else?

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No, the video ports (HDMI and Thunderbolt) are output only. The MacBooks aren't designed to function as monitors.

You could try getting a video capture device that supports live viewing, but the performance and quality are likely to be far from optimal—such solutions are designed for recording video, not live playback or gaming.

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Thunderbolt is definitely not output only –  rly Dec 7 '14 at 19:01

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