Cinema + iMac G5 = my own pixel estate?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by iMacZealot, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2005
    My 17" iMac G5 (rev. 2, stock configurations) feels a little cramped when it comes to pixel real estate and when using Final Cut Express, and if I were to buy a 20" or 23" Cinema display, could I hook it up to my iMac and have one giant estate of pixel perfection?

    I'm also planning on upgrading to the mac pro, so I'd have a screen for that already.

    Would it work?

  2. Jasonbot macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2006
    The Rainbow Nation RSA
    Yeah, it will work with spanning! So you can have the combined power of the 17+20/23" displays to put all your work on!
  3. eyemacg5 macrumors 6502


    Sep 14, 2006
    Derbyshire, England
    Wouldn't work.

    The iMac G5 doesnot suppport monitor spanning without a hack.
    Also it has no digital video out put which the ACDs need.

    What you need is Screen Spanning Doctor, Mini VGA Adapter and a display that accepts analog Input (VGA)
  4. wizwaz3 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 4, 2006
    Northern Arizona
    I forget, but can't you only hook up a display that has 1920x1200 resolution? Cause the 30"er would look nice. :)

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