iMac screen as a PC monitor: Idea!

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  1. Arcus macrumors 6502a

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    I know I have seen this question asked here and around the web many times and each time I see the answer is no you cant use the iMac screen to display either VGA or DVI output of a PC but what is you used the S-Video out of a PC and the S video in of a device such as this:

    http://www.miglia.com/products/video/evolutiontv/index.html

    Does anyone have one of these try it out?

    I am really surprised no one has taken a device like the ont above or the EyETV and added a DVI or VGA input to do this.

    Any thoughts?
     
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  3. depperl macrumors newbie

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    I will try this....

    ... I want to connect my mini to my imac - i don't want another display on my desk. I've got an elgato eyetv 200 and a dvi-vga-adapter for the mini - I hope to find the time to set this up in the next few days...

    If that's what you are interested - I'll report how / if it works :cool:

    Günther
     
  4. Arcus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Awsome!
     
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    Although it sounds good in theory, there would be a lag and the quality would be absolutely terrible and even unusable. S-Video can only carry resolutions up to 720x480.
     
  7. depperl macrumors newbie

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    not fast enough...


    for gaming, watching videos, .... VNC is not fast enough and / or takes up to cpu-cycles for the compression.

    for me, that's the reason to try the "hard-wired"-way of using the eyetv-video-input. i hope this will be fast enough...
     
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    the resolution may not be the problem - the lag will (I fear).... but if you have all the things together... all those little boxes sitting around on my desk - screaming so loud: "connect us"....

    ... can't resist :p
     
  9. Arcus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I love VNC to death and parallels works VERY well but there are things for work where I would love to have a system76 box sitting next to my Apple just to play with. Bootcamp is fine but the reboot takes to long.
     

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