iMac + 2nd Monitor, easy question.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DarkGashX, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. DarkGashX macrumors member

    DarkGashX

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    I plan to get myself a 24" iMac and I have a 24" Dell Monitor at the moment, if I hook it up with my iMac and I buy a TV Tuner for my iMac, can I just have the TV Tuner software on one screen and say a game on another?

    I have never done a dual screen setup before, but I would like to use one for videos/watch TV and while I edit my videos.

    Thanks :).
     
  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, you can put whatever you want on either monitor.
     
  3. DarkGashX thread starter macrumors member

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    Awesome, I wont always be using the 2nd monitor so I guess not turning it on will make the Mac use just the one?
     
  4. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    My iMac still knows the other monitor is there even when it's powered off. I never actually try to use mine with the second monitor off though, so I'm not sure what kind of behavior you'd get. Why wouldn't you want to use the other screen?
     
  5. DarkGashX thread starter macrumors member

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    I only want to use it when watching videos/tv or video editing. :).
     

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