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insonias

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Feb 14, 2014
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Hi.

I have a macbook pro mid 2012 (non-retina) and i would like to know if it is possible to connect 2 external monitor to it.

I currently have an external monitor that it is connected to the thunderbolt port and i would like to connect to a Smart TV (LG) through wireless. Is it possible?

Thanks!
 

poiihy

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Aug 22, 2014
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You could use some wireless thunderbolt thingy
If such thing exists

Using a display is not a good idea though. Quality isn't good.
 

zwodubber

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This is when I was setting up the office, sorry for the mess. I usually keep the MBP and 2 22"'s on one desk and the PC hooked up to the 48's but are easily swappable.


I have 2 additional 22" displays and occasionally 2 48" displays, no issues here.

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MBP in clamshell below 48's


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PC on 48's (after doing wire management)


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insonias

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Feb 14, 2014
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Thanks for all the answers.

zwodubber, how did you connected your mac to the 2 external monitors?

One using the thunderbolt port and the other using a hdmi<->usb cable as it was suggested by Freyqq ?

BTW, you have a nice office (pic. 2 and 3) :)

So ... it is not possible to connect a mac to the Smart TV wirelessly? Even using airplay (if it works on the smart tv which i think it could work)?
 

Freyqq

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Thanks for all the answers.

zwodubber, how did you connected your mac to the 2 external monitors?

One using the thunderbolt port and the other using a hdmi<->usb cable as it was suggested by Freyqq ?

BTW, you have a nice office (pic. 2 and 3) :)

So ... it is not possible to connect a mac to the Smart TV wirelessly? Even using airplay (if it works on the smart tv which i think it could work)?

You could do it wirelessly using an Apple TV, but there will be lag. It will look fine for movies, but there is about a 250ms lag time between the computer and TV. All the wireless solutions have a similar lag.

As far as I know, OSX does not support miracast, which is what some smart tvs natively support out of the box. Only windows and android seem to support it.
 

zwodubber

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Apr 1, 2011
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Thanks for all the answers.

zwodubber, how did you connected your mac to the 2 external monitors?

One using the thunderbolt port and the other using a hdmi<->usb cable as it was suggested by Freyqq ?

BTW, you have a nice office (pic. 2 and 3) :)

So ... it is not possible to connect a mac to the Smart TV wirelessly? Even using airplay (if it works on the smart tv which i think it could work)?

I use thunderbolt to DVI and The NewerTech Display Adapter from OWC for a USB to HDMI connection.


Sorry I left work or i'd shoe actual pics of the OWC unit.


Thunderbolt

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OWC

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insonias

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 14, 2014
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I use thunderbolt to DVI and The NewerTech Display Adapter from OWC for a USB to HDMI connection.


Sorry I left work or i'd shoe actual pics of the OWC unit.


Thunderbolt

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OWC

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How much lag exists using that solution (using the usb adapter)? Does the computer consume more CPU or GPU?
 
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