Help with dual monitor mirroring from MacBookPro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sadaharu, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Sadaharu macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone

    I've done a search and I think I understand, but I just wanted to make sure.

    I need to take what is showing on my pre-unibody macbook pro and put it on two external monitors. I think what I need is a DVI splitter, like one of these:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Max-Value-DVI-D-Splitter-Female/dp/B000TV3R46/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2315801&CatId=466

    I also need two extension cords, but I'm not sure what kind I will need. (I haven't hooked up an external monitor in over a decade).

    Also, I don't know if there's any particular type of monitor that I need.

    Can you please clarify these things for me? I would really appreciate it!

    Thanks
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    You'll just need two DVI-D cables and a monitor with a DVI port. Any monitor made in the last 5 years or so should fit the bill.
     
  3. Sadaharu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the quick reply, but i am confused. do the dvi cables plug into one another? sorry for my slowness, but i have two external monitors, and only one dvi out, or maybe i am wrong.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Sorry, I guess you'd need three DVI cables. One connects the computer to the splitter, the other two connect the splitter to the monitors.
     

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