This question have been asked so many times, and every time the conversation switches to the SSH or VNS. Can I connect a Raspberry Pi (3 in my case) to the MacBook through the HDMI port and use the MacBook's display as a monitor for the Raspberry Pi?

PS: I know how to use SSH and VNS. I'm interested in this specific case.

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No you cannot. The HDMI port on a MacBook is only designed to output video. It isn't capable of receiving video input. This is standard practice and will be true of any standard laptop or even desktop on the market.


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