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

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    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

    CWallace

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

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    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

    brand

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

    TuffLuffJimmy

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    Care to add why instead of just shooting a suggestion down? I think the remote desktop idea would work great.
     

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