using imac as a secondary display

Discussion in 'iMac' started by daveyjokes, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. daveyjokes macrumors member

    daveyjokes

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    so basically, i have got this charming first gen iMac g5 with a lawn mower for a processor. woop woop. can i use its display as a secondary display? i.e. could i plug, say, a mac mini into it and use it as a display? or could it act like a cinema display, and could i use it as a display for my windows (gasp) laptop?


    pretty sure answer is a big fat no...cheers
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Basically, the answer is no, as the iMac doesn't have any video-in ports.

    You could rig something up with a USB video-in device like an EyeTV, but it would be expensive, and the results are generally not good.
     
  3. axboi87 macrumors regular

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    What do you mean lawnmower?

    The G5 is a very fast processor. I guess it's slow by comparison to a dual core model, but just because a 500hp Mercedes Benz is slow by comparison to a 1000hp Bugatti doesn't make it a slow car in general lol. Anyway I haven't tried this myself but here you go: http://www.screenrecycler.com/home.html
     
  4. davish macrumors member

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    i think he (me--my acount got deleted :eek: ) meant its loud!!!:D :D
     

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