PC video output to a MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gam3lyn, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. gam3lyn macrumors newbie

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    I have an old PC, but no monitor for it, and I need to find out if there's
    a way to plug it into my MBP, to kind of use the MBP as a passive display
    for the PC? I don't want to go buy a cheap PC monitor.

    Another possibility which would work is if there was some kind of a adapter that would let me put the PCs VGA into the MBP (VGA out to DVI in?), and which required me to run a program on my MBP that would emulate a display within OSX?

    Thanks,
    Rod
     
  2. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Sorry, DVI on MBP is only a OUTPUT. If you want video input you'll need some converter and take it through Firewire.
     
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    by the time you buy adapters and cables and whatnot you can buy a cheap monitor
     
  4. elberggreno macrumors member

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    Just install a VNC server on the PC and acess it over the network from your MBP..
     

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