Monitor Setup

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  1. mwoj00 macrumors newbie

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    I have just purchased a apple mini display port to vga converter. I know how to set up a dual monitor with my mac but I am wondering if it is possible to use my imac just as a monitor and hook up my pc to it. I want to be able to use my imac screen as a pc monitor but I also want it so when I unplug my pc connection I could still use my iMac
     
  2. RedCroissant Suspended

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    If you have a 2009 27" iMac or later you should be able to(I think).
     
  3. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    Except the 2011s, which require thunderbolt input.
     
  4. ivnj macrumors 65816

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    Or get a video capture device and use that to input the pc.
     
  5. mwoj00 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2009 imac. So I just hook up my pc and then what do I do
     
  6. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    Here you go:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3924

    If your PC doesn't have DisplayPort output (unlikely), you may need to get a VGA-DisplayPort or DVI-DisplayPort adapter.
     
  7. mwoj00 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. mwoj00 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am also wondering if I could hook up my wii like that. I have composite to vga converter and if I hook up my wii to the mini display port to vga then can I can I play my wii on my mac
     
  9. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    By daisy-chaining through multiple adapters, there's a chance you'll introduce some latency. But yes, it's possible.
     
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  11. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    It means there may be a slight lag between your controller input and what you see on the screen. You won't really know if it's noticeable until you try it out. If the game feels sluggish or unresponsive, that's probably why. Rhythm games (e.g. Guitar Hero) are the most susceptible to problems with this.
     
  12. mwoj00 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cool, but the quality wii still be good right
     

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