3rd Screen, no connection!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tom., Aug 25, 2008.

  1. tom. macrumors 6502

    tom.

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    Hi!
    I currently have 2 x 20" (1680x1050) Samsung monitors and a 8800GT card in my Mac Pro.

    I have just bought a 40" 1080p Sony Bravia and I am looking to connect that too for HDTV content. I am looking for the cheapest solution, I cant seem to find an XT 2600 HD (which i think would work alongside? early 2K8 MP) for a good price. Does anyone know where I might be able to find one?

    Or possibly a splitting solution as i wont need to use all 3 at the same time, though it would be nice.

    A regular DVI splitter is a problem as they are running at 2 different resolutions, so ideally i would need a switch but I can only seem to find a 2 input, 1 output switch (which is understandable).

    Thanks, hope somebody has some bright ideas! :)
     
  2. Umbongo macrumors 601

    Umbongo

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    If you want a good price then you need to flash a PC version yourself or wait until one appears on eBay or have a look in the market place on here.

    A 7300GT would also work: link
     
  3. tom. thread starter macrumors 6502

    tom.

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    Tried searching, couldnt find a walkthrough for flashing a PC HD2600XT? Anyone have any links to that?

    Are we sure the 7300GT will work alongside the 8800GT in the Early 2K8 MP?
     
  4. Umbongo macrumors 601

    Umbongo

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    Call Apple and ask if needs be. I know of no technical reason why it wouldn't

    A new thread on here with the two cards mentioned in the title should get you an answer, there must be someone on here who added the 8800 to a version 1 Mac Pro and is using more than 2 displays.
     

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