Can you connect a TB display to a Mac/PC via only TB?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MythicFrost, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    Hi,

    I'm wondering if you can connect a Thunderbolt display such as this one -- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1Q0L4 -- to a Mac Mini or PC instead of via HDMI/DP?

    In other words, in displays like this one is Thunderbolt only for external drives and the like?

    For example -- can I run one Thunderbolt cable from this screen to a Mac Mini, and then a Display Port (or HDMI) cable to a PC and switch between the two inputs?

    Appreciate any help!
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Should be possible since the LG 34UM88 has HDMI and DP inputs as well. Thunderbolt works just like it does in the Apple TB display (i.e. carries both data and video) but the additional inputs make it compatible with non-TB devices as well.
     
  3. vkd Suspended

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    Please could you kindly explain in clear English language the meaning of the above sentence, which is not at all readily understandable. Thanks.
     
  4. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    I see, thanks! Can a display be connected to a PC graphics card via Thunderbolt -- does such a thing even exist?

    It's two sentences: "in displays like this one", "is Thunderbolt only for external drives and the like"

    I'm asking if with regular (non-Apple) Thunderbolt displays, is Thunderbolt only for data, or can it pass video as well, however Hellhammer answered above that that should be true.
     

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