Use old mac (ibook) as external monitor for windows?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Rens, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

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

    Rens
     
  2. macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Not that I know of, although the reverse is certainly possible. However, I've found the lag to be unacceptable on anything slower than gigabit ethernet.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok

    I knew that was possible. Well, thanks anyway...
     
  4. macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  5. macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  6. macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Sell ibook g3
    Buy display
     

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