27" I Mac as external screen

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  1. Flyer53 macrumors newbie

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    Just purchased a Belkin AV360 MiniDisplay Port from the Apple store so I can use the 27 Imac as an external screen from my Gateway windows machine(long story why). Anyways everything went well but the resolution/blurriness is terrible on the windows side. I noticed some posts here in regard to the Atlona AT HD620..would that work better a far as a clearer screen?:confused:

    Thanks in advance from a newbie here..
     
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    That adapter can only provide 1280x720 which is only 25% of the 2560x1440, meaning that one pixel for the OS will actually be four pixels on the display. This adapter can provide up to 2560x1440 which is iMac's native resolution.
     
  3. Flyer53 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the Link...The pc I'm using is a new Gateway Desktop...It has either a HDMI or VGA for outs. will the DP400 accept HDMI or do I need an additional converter ?
     
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    This might be better then.
     

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