is the 24'' LED cinema display able to double as a TV?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Aven SkyGazer, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Aven SkyGazer macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2008
    does it have the necessary hook-ups in the back to display my cable tv?

    if not, which display monitor may double as a TV and a secondary form of display for my alum unibody MB?

    looking forward to a word or two in return! :)
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    It has only Mini DisplayPort so it won't work as a TV, unless you plug Mac with EyeTV to it. All monitors with DVI or HDMI can be used as TV
  3. Aven SkyGazer thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2008
    what is EyeTV? will it make a newly purchased 24'' display double as a TV? (also, does the 24'' display have one of those cable tv jacks in the back?)

    I desire to unplug my 24'' display from my macbook as I please and hook it up as a telivision when I choose to. may any one provide a step by step as to how this is possible?
  4. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    Hellhammer answered your question the first time. No, it doesn't have the connectors to allow it to be used directly as a TV, unless you keep it hooked up to a Mac and run your cable into it via an EyeTV or other TV tuner. I suggest you google for "EyeTV". Here, I'll do it for you:

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