11-09-2004, 10:43 AM #1jimmynitcherGuestUse Pbook as 2nd display to Win XP PC
Is it possible, or do they have to have the same operating system?
11-09-2004, 11:58 AM #2
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If you are trying to use you powerbook as a display for another computer, I don't think this is possible;Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!
11-09-2004, 01:46 PM #3iSheepGuest
Like most computers, the digital (DVI) or VGA ports do not accept an input - they only output. The PowerBook monitor can not be used externally however.
11-09-2004, 03:54 PM #4jimmynitcherGuest
Thanks for that, most helpful, now I know it's a monitor I need.
There is a spare DVI port on the PC- does this restrict me to certain monitors?
I'm not too clear on LCD, VGA, CRT differences.
11-10-2004, 06:46 AM #5ToanjiiGuestOriginally Posted by jimmynitcher
Did your video card come with a DVI-to-VGA adapter? Most should. If you can't find it, you can buy one at a computer shop. This should address any limitations you may have.
CRT only use VGA connectors, ie. the one that looks like a serial port.
In terms of image quality, I haven't had luxury of trying DVI monitors so I can't comment. The LCDs with VGA connectors looks pretty good to me.
Hope this helps.
11-10-2004, 07:30 AM #6jimmynitcherGuest
Thanks very much, your explanations were very helpful and clear.
Actually quality isn't that important,and I have limited funds.
My Pbook came with a DVI to VGA adapter so I could use that to connect from the DVI of the PC to a new (second hand) monitor with a VGA connector.
I guess I'm off to ebay.
11-10-2004, 12:02 PM #7iSheepGuest
I think you miss-understood my post, I miss-understood your reply.
The PowerBook has an output only DVI (or Mini-DVI) port, which plugs into a DVI or VGA adapter.
11-11-2004, 03:51 PM #8jimmynitcherGuest
As I understand it so far;
The Pbook has no input so therefore cannot be used as a second monitor.
The video card on my PC has a DVI output which I could connect via a VGA adapter to another monitor. This is my only option for 2 displays.
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