Connecting a Monitor and Projector at the same time to a Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by scubapiglet, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. scubapiglet macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    I can connect the projector using the mini DVI adapter and the VGA cable.
    However now I want to connect both a monitor and the projector at the same time. I would prefer to have the image remain on the laptop screen however it does not matter if I can no longer see the laptop screen as I plan on using a gyro mouse too. (if you have any recommendations for which gyro mouse is best - please recommend away!)
    Is it possible to do on a 2008 model with the new snow leopard update?
    If yes, what would I need to purchase?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Not really possible. You're essentially attempting to connect 2 external monitors to your MacBook, which only supports one external monitor. If you got a USB monitor, you could probably swing it, but they're small, expensive, and USB isn't really designed for video so you'll get a low refresh rate.
     
  3. scubapiglet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    VGA distributor

    After researching I think if I were to buy a
    '1 In 4 Out, VGA Video Splitter VGA Distribution Amplifier'
    http://www.ambery.com/1to4vgadiamu.html
    and 15ft to 25ft long standard VGA cables to run to monitor and projector it should work.

    Thanks for you input.
     
  4. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    True, splitting the signal always works. Your computer will still see it as one monitor, though, and thus your resolutions between the monitors will have to be the same.
     

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