How to use 20in 2009 iMac as a PC monitor?

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  1. rodr macrumors newbie

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    I recently built a windows pc and was wondering if it was possible to use
    this iMac as a windows pc monitor and if so how?

    I'm using a Sapphire HD 6850 with a regular display port, hdmi port, and dvi ports if that matters.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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  3. simsaladimbamba

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    AirDisplay or ScreenRecycler, but since it is a network connection, the display of moving images is not really up to par for video playback.
     
  4. rodr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Aww man, are you sure? Any cable components that could be used or anything? :(
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    No cables will work. Look at the post above yours for the only semi-workable way.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The 20" doesn't have a video-in port. No cables will get around that. The 27" models have video-in (pre-thunderbolt) and the thunderbolt models allow video-in but only from another thunderbolt port.
     
  7. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a

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    This

    The mac you stated only has video out ports which would be used to link the iMac to a second monitor. What you're in need of is video in ports which you don't have. No such luck.
     

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