Dual Matched Monitors on 24" iMac

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  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I have a 24" iMac that I'd like to add a second display to - specifically, the Apple 23" Cinema HD Display. I understand that I'll need the mini-DVI to DVI adapter to connect it. My question is this - will it work in dual-display mode? The official tech specs say that only video mirroring is supported, but I searched these forums and have heard reports of people getting dual displays on various Intel iMacs to work out of the box. I'm confused. :confused:
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You'll get dual displays doing that and not just mirroring.
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Thanks! That seems odd, though, that Apple wouldn't specify that the iMacs support dual-display mode, even though they do.
     
  4. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    For clarification dual display is the same as extended display? if so then yes it will work no problem, I have my 17" iMac hooked up to a 19" Samsung monitor and am currently watching mythbusters on the iMac while my daughter watches Spongebob on the 19" monitor
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Success! It works perfectly, just set it up now :D
     
  6. ascender macrumors 68000

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    Useful topic, thanks. I'm planning adding a second display to my 24" iMac, so this answers my questions.

    I guess all I do now is hang on until Tuesday to see if the Cinema Displays are going to be refreshed or not.
     
  7. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, my wife has her 24" iMac for photography and I've been thinking of getting her a new monitor. I had always looked away from the ACDs because of their age, but I just found out yesterday that they use S-IPS technology, so I could care less about the response time!
     
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  9. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Really. Please share where you found this information - I'm curious as to why my setup is called "screen spanning".
     

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