External monitors

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by insonias, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. insonias macrumors newbie

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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!
     
  2. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    You need a usb 3 to hdmi (or dvi with adapter) that supports OSX.
     
  3. poiihy macrumors 68020

    poiihy

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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.
     
  4. zwodubber macrumors 6502a

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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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  5. insonias thread starter macrumors newbie

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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)?
     
  6. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  7. zwodubber macrumors 6502a

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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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  8. insonias thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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