Dual external displays on MacBook Pro with mini DP port

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  1. paradawx macrumors newbie

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    this is what I want to do... anyone with any ideas are welcome to let me know how or if I can do this!

    I would like to have a dual external monitor setup (not mirrored) but in stead of two HD LDC monitors I want one to be my HDTV and one to be my HD LCD monitor

    one is a 22" Samsung SyncMaster 226BW LCD monitor and the TV is a 40" Samsung LD40D551 HDTV.

    thanks
     
  2. paradawx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wow, over a hundred views and not even a peep.... I guess it's not possible!
     
  3. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    No, it's not. You can do one monitor through mDP, but if you want more you'll have to go through USB...
     
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  5. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    It is unclear if that product lets you send two different images (unlikely) or if it splits one image to two different monitors (likely).
     
  6. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    What I do is use an HDMI switch. I have my 55" panel and 27" monitor hooked and it's a simple switch via remote for when I wan the tv. Works well.
     
  7. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    How does this help for a non-mirrored setup? OP wants 3 distinct images on three screens, all at the same time.
     
  8. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    Yes I know but since it's not possible to have three simultaneously, he can alternate between the two. It's just an option.
     
  9. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    True, but OP CAN use 3 monitors at once, OP just needs to use USB for the 3rd monitor.
     
  10. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Not true.

    2 Externals or 3 externals is possible on a MBP on only the MDP and the internal GPU. No need for a USB GPU, which is dog slow :

    http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/
     
  11. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Good to know, I've never seen that before. I'm curious as to how it works, though.
     

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