IMAC 24" Monitor

Discussion in 'iMac' started by myselfdasilva, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. myselfdasilva macrumors newbie

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    Guys, let me bring this issue on using IMAC 24" as an external monitor again.

    I do understand IMAC 24" (differently from the IMAC 27") doesn't have input port, therefore one would assume it cannot be used as external monitor. However, I have a MAC digital TV tuner which uses the USB port of my IMAC 24", so I can watch crystal clear realtime TV.

    Why wouldn't I be able to display video from an equipment with VGA or DVI-A output on my IMAC 24" as long as I have VGA-to-USB or DVI-A-to-USB converter?

    I guess I would need also a driver so the IMAC would recognize the equipment.

    Any thoughts?

    Best regards,
     
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    In order to use a 24" iMac as an external monitor you need ScreenRecycler, you can find information at:

    http://www.screenrecycler.com/ScreenRecycler.html
     
  3. myselfdasilva thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much for your reply, however, I was more interested in using the IMAC 24" as a monitor of a video conference device I have and not to share screen with another computer...

    Theoretically It seems possible since I can use my IMAC 24" to watch digital TV by connecting it to the TV tuner through the USB port, as I mentioned in my previous post. So, I should be able to capture the image from the video conference device through USB in my IMAC 24" too.

    In addition I have seen videos on youtube of people playing XBOX games by using their IMAC 27" through connecting it to the game console through USB and not video input port. However, I have never seen VGA-to-USB or DVI-A-to-USB converters. If there was a HDMI-USB or DVI-D-USB converter, than I could try to convert the VGA into HDMI and then to USB.

    Anyone has ever tried something similar?

    Best regards,
     

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