1 TB Cinema Display, 2 computers.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by hitek79, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. hitek79 macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2011
    Hey guys, I have an Mac Pro 1,1 with an upgraded video card (don't remember the model number, but it's the one that works with the 1,1.), a Macbook Pro with Thunderbolt, and a TB Cinema Display. Is it possible to use a Mini Display cable from the Mac Pro to the Cinema Display, and then the power/TB cable to the laptop? I typically do photo editing on my laptop, but I still prefer the Mac Pro for video stuff. Any input is appreciated. Thanks!
  2. colshine, Nov 26, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2012

    colshine macrumors regular


    Mar 2, 2011
  3. deang001 macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2012
    Hong Kong
    Is connecting the two via Ethernet and using something like TeamViewer a possibility? I did this for a while with my MBP and a windows comp for a while. Wasn't quite 'sharing' the TB Cinema Display but it worked well. I was only using the windows comp for HandBrake and the sort so nothing critical like editing ... Still it was very responsive at full res and optimized for quality in the TeamViewer settings.
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    No, this won't work, and screen sharing will neither be fast enough nor provide any color accuracy to be useful.

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