DVI and VGA at the same time?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by simoneight@hotm, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. simoneight@hotm macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2007
    Does anybody know if I can run both of these video options at the same time?
    As in, if I plug in the VGA to a monitor and the DVI to my TV, will they both get the signal? [mac mini]

  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
  3. simoneight@hotm thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2007

    I was getting confused w/ the converter, sorry-tx.
  4. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Correct, the Mac mini only has one video out.

    The best you could do is get a video duplicator that mirrors the same video on two screens. But they'd both have to be VGA connections, because I've never seen one that does DVI.

    A second option, if you want to use two same-connection-type computer monitors would be a Matrox Dual Head 2 Go, which turns takes one output and sends the signal to two monitors; but your computer thinks that the two displays are one really wide display, so you don't have the choice of mirroring them, running them at different resolutions, or even having them in any arrangement OTHER than side-by-side.
  5. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
    Laurel, MD (Baltimore, MD / Washington, DC area)
    I have a similar question...I just bought a 1.83ghz mac mini core 2 duo a few days ago. I was wondering if I could have it hooked up to a Dell Trinitron Ultra Scan P780. I'm planning on buying a Dell 2408 WFP 24-inch monitor. My brother will be using the Dell CRT whenever he plays counter-strike, and will boot into windows, and I myself would like to use the 24 inch whenever I am in Leopard. Any good options besides hooking and unhooking different monitors at the same time?

    If this is too complicated, I may just make him stick to using the Dell CRT with his macbook whenever he wants to play counter-strike (again in windows mode)(I just recently bought the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter Part Number: MB572Z/A)

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