Daisy Chain a HDMI 42" Plasma to 27" iMac in Target Display mode for MBP?

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  1. Ahheck01 macrumors 6502

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    If I have a new 15" Macbook Pro that uses one of the thunderbolt ports on my 27" iMac to use it as an external monitor, can I daisy chain a second external display to the imac, so the Macbook Pro is using two external displays?

    So: Macbook Pro -> 27" iMac in Target Display -> 42" Plasma
     
  2. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Nope.
     
  3. Ahheck01 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Would you mind elaborating? What about this setup doesn't work, and why?

    As an alternative, the Thunderbolt display is known as the solution for daisy chaining daul displays. If I have a Thunderbolt display, Can that be the in-between with a plasma hooked up to that?
     
  4. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Not unless your plasma TV has a Thunderbolt port.

    In other words... Nope.
     
  5. jsolares macrumors 6502a

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    The TB display is known as the solution for daisy chaining TB displays

    You need a pegasus raid drive or maybe the lacie thunderbolt one, otherwise it won't work with the plasma
     

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