iMac G5 as a display....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Patch^, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. Patch^ macrumors regular

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    This is probably just a stupid question, but i was wondering if was possible to use an iMac G5 as a standalone display i.e. if it was connected up to a Power Mac, PeeCee or another computer?

    Theres no real need for it. Im just wondering if its do-able?

    Patch^. Thnx ^_^
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Short answer, no.

    Longer answer, you could use a netwrking system like VNC or Timbuktu to remotely view another machine's screen, but screen performance is severely compromised.

    Or you could pipe analog video into the iMac through a USB or Firewire convertor, but the image quality would be terrible.
     
  3. Patch^ thread starter macrumors regular

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    thnx for the answer :). Seems reasonable from what you said.
     
  4. ClarkeB macrumors 6502

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    Someone will figure out a way to in about 7-9 years when PPC G5s start to become obsolete as all of the hardware does as well. Although, by then, having a two inch thin monitor will be like ridiculously large.
     

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