A mix of cinema displays - advice needed

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  1. jonnysods macrumors 601

    jonnysods

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    Hey everyone, so currently I'm trying to see if I can pull this off.

    I have a 2011 15" MBP
    24" ACD
    30" old school ACD

    I am having issues getting this working right of course.

    I can't plug the 30" into my laptop and have the 24" run from that as of course there is no Display Port out from the 24".

    I bought a USB video adapter (HIS Multiview 2) and ran that from the 24" to the 30", but without using my Dual Link DVI adapter the max resolution I can get is 1200x800 on the 30". Seriously gross.

    So now I feel stuck. Love the 24", love that it has the magsafe too. Love the 30" (just got it). But I feel like I've run out of solutions and money.

    Wish I had a 27" Thunderbolt display!

    I'm totally willing to hear suggestions.
     
  2. jonnysods thread starter macrumors 601

    jonnysods

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    Here is a photo.

    Upside down. Great.
     

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  3. ToomeyND macrumors 6502

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    Whoa. I always knew that Australia was upside down from the U.S., but I didn't realize it was literal!

    Sorry, I can't help you figure out your problem.
     
  4. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd sell the 24 to get a TB personally...unless you're actually considering buying a rMBP just to get it to work easily:p
     
  5. jonnysods thread starter macrumors 601

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    Nice!

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    Yeah I had thought about it - I'm trying to sell the 30" I think and get a 27" with the money...
     
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  7. willcapellaro macrumors 6502

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    Some product called a Diamond BVU-195 lets you connect old dvi based monitors to usb. I use one with my MBP 2010: works well but has some mouse/video lag.

    http://www.diamondmm.com/bvu195-usb-external-video-display-adapter-bvu195.php
     

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