I have an old iMac, one of the first 17 inch Intels. Unfortunately the display has been gradually aquiring more and more vertical lines over the past year. I'm going to be replacing it with a MacBook pro when it's eventually updated. Until then I'm wondering if it's possible to connect an external display to my old iMac even though I can barely see the screen anymore. It's just a temporary solution until I get the new laptop as I will also be able to use the new display with the MacBook pro when I get it. So essentially I need advice on what cables I would need to do this. Also can anyone recomend a 24 inch display that will work with my old iMac and new MacBook pro? I can't afford an apple display, probably looking much more at the budget end of the scale for the time being.