iMac G5 as a display....

Patch^

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Mar 11, 2005
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Great Britain
This is probably just a stupid question, but i was wondering if was possible to use an iMac G5 as a standalone display i.e. if it was connected up to a Power Mac, PeeCee or another computer?

Theres no real need for it. Im just wondering if its do-able?

Patch^. Thnx ^_^
 

CanadaRAM

macrumors G5
Patch^ said:
This is probably just a stupid question, but i was wondering if was possible to use an iMac G5 as a standalone display i.e. if it was connected up to a Power Mac, PeeCee or another computer?

Theres no real need for it. Im just wondering if its do-able?

Patch^. Thnx ^_^
Short answer, no.

Longer answer, you could use a netwrking system like VNC or Timbuktu to remotely view another machine's screen, but screen performance is severely compromised.

Or you could pipe analog video into the iMac through a USB or Firewire convertor, but the image quality would be terrible.
 

ClarkeB

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Jan 24, 2005
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Someone will figure out a way to in about 7-9 years when PPC G5s start to become obsolete as all of the hardware does as well. Although, by then, having a two inch thin monitor will be like ridiculously large.