Using Imac as a monitor only?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by myke323, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. myke323 macrumors regular

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    Is there any possible, conceivable way to use my 20" imac as the display for my macbook pro?

    Oh, and by any possible, conceivable way I actually don't mean thru like emulation or something, i just mean straight up using it as the display...
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    AFAIK, there is no way to accomplish this, since there is no 'video-in' port.
     
  4. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    The only way is through something like an EyeTV, which seems to violate your "emulation" requirement, since it would display in a window on the iMac.
     
  5. myke323 thread starter macrumors regular

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    k, thanks... i didn't think there was a way, but just wanted to make sure...
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You're not the first person...
     
  7. shu82 macrumors 6502a

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    I have seen it done with a CRT g3 imac, I'm sure there is a way with the current generation. Definitely not without dismantling, and probably soldering. Its not hard with a G3.
     
  8. numlock macrumors 68000

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    has there ever been an official comment on why they havent made this available?
     
  9. imac/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    I feel that this is something that should definitely be included. It would make the imac a lot more useful especially as they get bigger screens. If they end up with a 30" iMac, it would be great to use that screen for a variety of other products (laptop, console, HDDVD player, etc) instead of having to purchase a separate screen.
     

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