21.5" iMac as display

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Frankied22, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Frankied22 macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2010
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    I have a quick question: can the current base model 21.5" iMac be used as an external display for a PC rig? My roomate has a gaming PC and was curious if with the Mini display to HDMI adapter he could use my iMac as a monitor. Is this possible?
  2. parapup macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2006
    Nope. Only 2011+ Thunderbolt equipped Macs can feed into the iMac as an external display.
  3. yashi macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2011
    There's a program called ScreenRecycler that does this through your network, not HDMI, but it's only for Mac I think.
  4. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    That would be terrible for games wouldn't it?
  5. yashi macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2011
    Ah, definitely. I didn't notice he wanted to use it for gaming.

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