PC Video out to iMac LED?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by GaresTaylan, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. GaresTaylan macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys. Looks like I will be taking the plunge tonight and stopping by my local apple store to pick up a new iMac.

    This will not be used as a gaming machine, I'll save my PC for the occasional game. My question is... if I wanted to ditch my current Acer monitor... can I run a cable from my PC to my iMac and switch sources using the iMac display as a monitor? My video card has 2 DVI ports on it. I did a little searching, but was having difficulty finding a concrete answer.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. slicecom macrumors 68020

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  3. GaresTaylan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    More than likely 21.5" base model... maybe the next model up with the dedicated ATI card. Is this only possible on the 27" or something?
     
  4. slicecom macrumors 68020

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    Yes, only the 27" iMacs are capable of acting as a monitor for exterior sources.
     
  5. GaresTaylan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well now, that totally sucks. I was completely against a 27" as the screen was just too large for my tastes.

    I appreciate the help and the horrible news. :( :D
     
  6. slicecom macrumors 68020

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    Once you get one, you realize there's really no such thing as too big. I love the 27" and will be first in line for the next gen 32" iMac. ;)
     

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