View Full Version : Use old mac (ibook) as external monitor for windows?

Nov 14, 2009, 06:22 AM
Hey guys,

I was wondering if I could use my old ibook g3 as a monitor for a windows computer. Is this possible?


Nov 14, 2009, 07:28 AM
Not that I know of, although the reverse (http://www.screenrecycler.com/home.html) is certainly possible. However, I've found the lag to be unacceptable on anything slower than gigabit ethernet.

Nov 14, 2009, 09:42 AM
I knew that was possible. Well, thanks anyway...

Nov 14, 2009, 10:01 AM
As far as I am aware, almost all of Apple’s computers just have video out and not video in. The only one that does would be the latest and greatest 27” iMac.

Most computers don’t do video in - laptops especially.

Nov 14, 2009, 10:51 AM
The only way is to use something like the Elgato EyeTV, but it's a bit laggy. not to mention costs more than a cheap monitor.

Nov 14, 2009, 11:20 AM
Sell ibook g3
Buy display