Can I use a sony all-in-one as a display?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by robotmonkey, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. robotmonkey macrumors 6502

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    I won a sony all-in-one a few months ago. It isn't the best computer, but I was psyched. However, I just got a new mbp and that kinda renders it useless. So does anybody know if I can use it as an external display? It isn't as big as I would like it to be (20.1"), but if I can use it as a display for my mbp i can manage. It is kinda like this one, but with lower specs: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-VGC-JS240J-QC-20-1-Inch-Dual-Core/dp/B001OI2LSG
    I have the vgc-js240j.
     
  2. robotmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually that computer might be mine.... I guess it has good enough specs. If I can't use it as a display, maybe I can hackintosh it? Anybody know how?
     
  3. BarnacleGrim macrumors newbie

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    You could use ScreenRecycler, but I don't know if it's responsive enough for any real use.

    Personally I'd use it as a MythTV front end for the kitchen.
     
  4. robotmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What is a "mythtv"?
     
  5. robotmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm not really happy with screenrecycler mostly because I can't figure it out hahah. But I made my macbook both the secondary and primary display and it seemed fairly slow. Any hardware that could help me?
     

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