DVI Switch for DVI-VGA/TV

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by digitalpencil, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. digitalpencil macrumors 6502

    digitalpencil

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    Hi, for the purposes of work and play, I use my MBP with both a second monitor and a TV but rather than having to unplug the DVI-VGA adapter and plug in my DVI-TV whenever I want to watch a movie, I would like to use a DVI splitter with a switch with both adapters plugged into the splitter.
    Would this work? I know that when I plug in either adapter, the display prefs are refreshed (new display is detected, screens turn blue etc) so if plug both adapters into a splitter and then switch the splitter channel between 1/2 will it in turn detect the new adapter and change the display prefs?

    Apologies if the above is confusing.. words are not my strong point ;)

    Thanks.
     
  2. killerwhack macrumors regular

    killerwhack

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    Bi-directional DVI switch

    This would work, I think. Plug the mac into the monitor port and plug the monitors into video1 and video2

    http://www.networktechinc.com/vidsw-dvi.html

    The only problem, cost is about $185 !
     
  3. digitalpencil thread starter macrumors 6502

    digitalpencil

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    Wowza! Yeh, had a look around myself & they're all really expensive! I think i'll just make one myself.. can't be that hard, just 3 dvi ports, switch & a bit of solder. Might just make a cable version similar to apple's dvi-vga but with a Y-split running to the two separate dvis & a switch in the middle.

    Thanks anyway.
     

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