Connect iPad to iMac using VGA to DisplayPort

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  1. ShiftyGray macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know whether it is possible to use the iMac as an external monitor for the iPad using the VGA cable, together with a converter from VGA to Mini DisplayPort?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. ShiftyGray thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are you sure you understand my question? Your suggestion to use Air Display indicates a negative. I want to use the iMac as the external monitor, not the iPad.
     
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    Sorry, confused the question.
    And if you find some expensive converter of VGA to MDP (the MDP to VAG adapter WILL NOT WORK), then it might work in Target Display Mode.
     
  5. MH01 macrumors G4

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    that might be possible, on anything prior to a 2011 iMac. On the 2011 target mode only works if the source has a TB connection
     
  6. ShiftyGray thread starter macrumors regular

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    Pity, since I have an 2011 iMac. Oh well, thanks for the information.
     
  7. ShiftyGray thread starter macrumors regular

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    A possible contradiction with the other poster, who is right? :p

    Edit: seems MH01 is. http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3775

    Pity, this seems awfully limiting.
     
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  10. simsaladimbamba, May 24, 2011
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    You didn't state what iMac you got, thus I kept guessing. And I like being wrong, otherwise it would be ****ed up.
     
  11. ShiftyGray thread starter macrumors regular

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    Right you are. ;)
     
  12. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Yeah it cannned my upgrade path to the new iMac as I use my current Imac all the time as a big display for various apple products and PCs. Enough for me to hate TB atm :)
     
  13. ShiftyGray thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just purchased a VGA cable for my iPad to hook it up to a beamer and thought it would be rad to use the iMac as a monitor for it as well. Unfortunately this does not seem to be happening.
     
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    Unfortunately I don't care for streaming to my iMac, as all the files I care to play are already on my iMac.

    I'd like to video mirror my iPad's screen to my iMac. It's just for fun, it's not a big deal, but as I stated earlier, it would be rad. =p
     
  16. johnfkitchen macrumors regular

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    Yes, That would be nice. And the ability to mirror to Apple TV!
     

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