iMac as a Monitor???

Discussion in 'iMac' started by symple84, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. symple84 macrumors member

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    I am sorry if this has been posted already, but I couldn't find it. Can the iMac be used as a monitor for a regular PC?
     
  2. RollTide macrumors 6502

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    depends on what iMac you have... most macs do not have a video in port.
     
  3. djc6 macrumors 6502

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    I use ScreenRecycler to use my 24" iMac as a 2nd monitor on my 13" MacBook Pro:

    http://www.screenrecycler.com/

    It'd not suitable for gaming, but works perfectly well for office/productivity type stuff.
     
  4. symple84 thread starter macrumors member

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    I just picked up a new 21.6 iMac. My question is if I can connect my PC to the iMac and use it as a monitor...I am guessing not
     
  5. djc6 macrumors 6502

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    You should be able to connect the monitor from your PC to the iMac... you just need the appropriate cables. Does your PC monitor have a VGA or DVI connector on it?
     
  6. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Not so much. The post was asking if the iMac could be used as the monitor, not with a monitor.

    The answer is no for the 21" iMacs, only the 27" support video in.
     
  7. djc6 macrumors 6502

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    Is there a USB video input capture device folks like to use on the iMac? That would work, except for gaming.
     

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