Display Mirroring Question On New iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Maclarny, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. Maclarny macrumors 6502

    Maclarny

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    So, I have my shiny new iMac connected to a 32" LCD TV. I like using it for watching films and TV shows that I have on my mac. When I do this, I use the display mirroring feature in system preferences which works fine. However, when I do use it in that fashion, I'd like to be able to shut off the iMac's display. Does anyone know how this can be done? Thanks.
     
  2. BGimac macrumors newbie

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    iMac Display Won't Shut Off

    Hello,
    I use my 20" iMac the same exact way and I would also like to have the monitor shut-off but keep the TV feed live. If you find a way to do this I would really appreciate a heads up.

    -B
     
  3. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    This is not yet possible for the iMac.

    See this existing thread for a detailed discussion on the topic.
     
  4. czachorski macrumors 6502a

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    I desire the same thing, did a bunch of searching on the topic and found no options. If anyone knows how, the three of us are all ears.
     
  5. Maclarny thread starter macrumors 6502

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    We've noticed... ;)
     
  6. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Well you were asking as if you thought there MIGHT be a way but that you just weren't aware of it. :)

    I was just letting you know that there was a recent, in-depth thread on the topic and the consensus was that while it might be possible to do no one has yet coded the app to do so.

    Just a friendly FYI. ;)

    I hope you guys do get what you're wishing for.
     
  7. czachorski macrumors 6502a

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    Well, since we are wishing, I also want an App to get coded that would allow me to keep my TV plugged into the iMac all the time, and just dis-able that as an output, so I don't have to keep unplugging it to get my screen to go back to "normal". (mirroring reduces the size to 1920x1080, rather than the native 1920 x 1200, and extended desktop can cause a lost mouse).
     

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