extending my display...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sri001, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. sri001 macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2014
    Hey guys... I have been searching online and youtube for awhile and I cant seem to get the answer that I am looking for so I thought you guys can help :)..

    I have a 2011 13' MBP with 2.7 Ghz i7 processor with recently upgraded 16Gb DDR3 ram and a 250 Gb SSD. I have two monitors, both of them 1600 x 900 one being an acer s200hl and the other dell 2030m, which I want to connect to my MBP. I know that I can connect one by the mini display/thunderbolt port and the other by a usb video card. I want to keep my 2 usb ports so I wanted to use only my mini display/thunderbolt.

    The parts that I have purchased are :
    1. ) AmazonBasics Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt) to HDMI Adapter

    2.) AmazonBasics HDMI to DVI Adapter Cable - 9.8 Feet

    so far the one monitor that I have hooked up to this is working fine... but I want to connect the other monitor as well.

    Then I looked for a powered HDMI splitter as people are saying that they are having trouble with the non powered HDMI splitter...
    powered HDMI splitter --> PORTTA 2 Port 1x2 Hdmi Splitter V 1.3b compatible c1.4 3D 1080p swither 5 8 PS3 XBOX360 DVD Blu-ray ( http://www.amazon.com/Splitter-comp...2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1411058060&sr=1-2) ..

    Now the question is would it work .. theoretically it makes sense but practically is where I have my doubts. I have read somewhere that the MBP recognizes the two monitors as one and makes the screen scrunched up.

    As this MBP is running intel graphics 3000 hd, I would would like to know if I can get both monitors working with a decent resolution. I would not be gaming or video editing but just want to extend my real estate to view pdf text books and all.

    Thanks for your time :)
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    I doubt your solutions will work.

    Your adapters are just that, adapters and will not yield any results as far as getting more external displays. As for your HDMI splitter, those are simply meant to be used to display the same image on two screens. A lot of places in retail use those to display a movie on all their TV's.

    Apart from daisy chaining thunderbolt displays, or using something such as a Matrox DualHead2Go is pretty much your only option.
  3. sri001 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2014
    Hey thanks for the reply and information .. I looked for the product on amazon and ebay. the price ranges around $150-160 so I think I will either save up money or just adjust with the one extra monitor for one .. thanks again.:D

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