two external monitors on powerbook? can i?

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    sk3pt1c

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    i've plugged my lcd tv to my powerbook using the dvi port and a dvi-to-vga cable and have extended the desktop to the left of my mac's monitor so i can throw windows and stuff there when i'm working (web design).
    because i would ideally love to have even more room to have my stuff laid out, it would be great if i could connect another monitor and extend the desktop to the right this time...
    is that do-able? could i use the s-video port for that?
    thanks

    ps. spaces doesn't do it for me, plus it's got problems with the cs3 suite ;)
     
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    tersono

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    You can, but you'd need a piece of third-party hardware to do it. There's the Matrox DualHead2Go, which turns your single DVI port into two ports, and there are also a handful of USB to DVI/VGA adaptors around - some of which are Mac compatible. A quick search on Google should turn up a few options for you.

    S-video won't do it as it will just mirror your primary screen.
     
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    sk3pt1c

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    cheers mate, dualhead2go does look pretty sweet ;)

    the other stuff i found doesn't really look that promising, i'll give that one a go
     

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