Can 2 monitors on a MBP be done?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by philr5150, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. philr5150 macrumors regular

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    Hi everyone. I have the late 2011 MBP, right now I'm using a 1920x1080 (on hdmi via thunderbolt) as a second monitor. I was wondering are splitters available to connect a second external monitor? I don't mind if the screen on the MBP has to be off, although it would be cool if not :)

    I've seen it done for Windows, just didn't know if it can be done on Mac but I would assume so. If it can, is there a certain splitter I should use?

    Thanks!
    Phil.
     
  2. sri001 macrumors newbie

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    Hey . I had the same question a week ago or so.. The reply I recieved is that you cant use a HDMI spillter to split the cable. But you can use a product that is produced by Matrox (www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/dh2go/digital_me/) . This device is suppose will let you connect two or even three monitors to a single thunderbolt/minidisplay port. I have seen it on amazon for around $160 - $180. Hope that helps
     
  3. Anitramane macrumors 6502

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    Displayport supports multiple displays per cable.
     
  4. ha1o2surfer macrumors 6502

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    DP 1.1 does support multiple displays but not at 1080p. I Don't think a 2011 Macbook pro supports DP 1.2.
     

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