Swich from cable tv to mac on my monitor and back?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sscoolio, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. sscoolio macrumors newbie

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    Mar 28, 2009
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    Murfreesboro, TN
    #1
    Hiya,

    I have a simple question for u guys, here goes:

    How can I connect my mac LCD monitor to my Comcast basic cable so I can
    Swich from 1 input to the other (from mac to tv and back)?
    I don't mean watch tv from an app on mac with a tv tuner or anything, just a hardware only kinda thing. Like swiching from tv to av in to play a video game via the av ports, exept the other way around (kinda). Thanks!
     
  2. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Scottsdale, AZ
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    To use a built in Mac LCD, such as in a laptop or iMac, to display "external" video . . . you'll need to use a USB based device that provides the "video in" to the LCD, AND, you'll need the software, like EyeTV, to display it in a window under OS X.

    Exporting the computer's video is just a matter of cabling the various flavors of DVI or VGA out of the computer and to the external display.

    If the external display has multiple video inputs, then the source selection is just a matter of selecting the input, typically with the remote or buttons on the display. If the display only has a single input, then there are video switches (either stand alone or built into AV recievers) that can handle the switching.
     

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