Help on what to do for my friend...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by cwedl, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. cwedl macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2003
    Hi everyone.

    A friend of mine is looking at purchasing some apple equipment, (for the first time) and needs some advice!

    He is interested in the 23" Display, but, ideally wants it connected a PC. Now im pretty sure you can do this as the monitor draws power from the dvi connector which doesnt happen on pc's?

    If not, he would be most likely to purchase a mac mini. However, he wants to conenct other things to the display, such as freeview/ps2 blah blah blah. Is :) there any kind of break out box or similar device that will allow other input to the display through scart and other similar home style connections.
    Basically he loves the look of the display, but wants it to be more multi purpose, then simply for view a mac!

    sorry ive searched, but its hard work, and i know you guys love replying!

    Cheers in advanced,

  2. eva01 macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2005
    Gah! Plymouth
    I am pretty sure elgato makes something for consoles on your mac however their is a delay i believe and it would be useless.

    If he wants to use multiple things on the display i would go with the 24" dell display myself.

    I have the 20" and i have my gamecube, powermac, and powerbook connected to it.
  3. cwedl thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2003
    Hes got his heart set on the 23" Display, not subsitutions please. LOL:cool:
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    The current 23" Cinema does NOT draw power through DVI -- It plugs into the mains. DVI has no power connections. The current Apple monitors are plug and play compatible with PCs that thave DVI video cards. (the 30" requires a duial-link card)

    You may be thinking back to the old ADC connector re: the power thing.
  5. cwedl thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2003
    ok great, thats one problem sorted.

    So it looks like using a box to get inputs into the PC, and then going that way, a VIVO graphics card maybe.

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