Has anyone used the Matrox DualHead2Go for a Mac Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ASalkever, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. ASalkever macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking to use a dual monitor set-up and the Matrox device looks great but I want to make sure people like it before I pull the trigger. Any issues with it? Thanks!
     
  2. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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    Hey

    I use one on my macbook pro. It's pretty awesome. The drivers that it comes with are pathetic. I ended up getting new ones off the matrox website.

    The only thing i have noticed is that it will only do a span, you can't have say 1 image on one screen and another on the second screen.

    The dock will appear in the middle of the screen, if you full screen a dvd or video it will appear in the middle of the screen.

    Sure you can fix the dock problem, download software to move it to a corner of the screen. But the video you can't

    You get a VGA cable with it, and a USB cable. The usb cable is a power connection for the unit, so you loose a usb port on the mini. You will need a dvi converter for the vga cable.
     
  3. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    In other words, all it really does is take two displays, combine the signals, then sends it to the graphic card, fooling it into thinking it's one display (a display with a very odd and very wide resolution).
     
  4. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    Yeah i guess, unless anyone else knows how to make it so that its 1 image per screen.
     

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