Using my iMac as an external monitor for my Mac Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by greenboy, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. greenboy macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2008
    Hello Forum Members,

    Is it possible to use my iMac as an external monitor? I want to use my Mac Mini with it. Thanks!
  2. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    Unfortunately, the iMac does not have any "video inputs" so it is not possible to do so (without significant modification).
  3. Tourist macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2006
    Couple of ways this is possible,

    1) Use VNC to remotely access the Mini from the iMac, ( not sure if this would work well with games/3d graphics thou...

    2)Use something like a EyeTV hybrid as a video input source, you would need to run eyeTV all the time on the iMac, but it would allow you output the Mini's video to the iMac in real time ( although the best resolution you will get is S-video quality)
  4. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    I wouldn't consider either of those an option when trying to use an iMac as a secondary moniter.
  5. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Care to add why instead of just shooting a suggestion down? I think the remote desktop idea would work great.

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