I currently use "Target Display Mode" to share iMac display with my pc....

Discussion in 'iMac' started by chillwill, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. chillwill macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2008
    If I add a second monitor on the mac side, will this second display also be accessible by the PC?

    Ideally, I'd like to have the dual monitor setup for both the mac AND the pc.

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Nope, you have to connect the second monitor to your Windows based computer (if that is what "PC" stands for) directly.
  3. chillwill, Feb 12, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2013

    chillwill thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2008
    What if I did this:

    27" iMac > Mini Displayport to DVI splitter > DVI to Secondary 24" Samsung Monitor HDMI

    Other connector of Mini Displayport to DVI splitter > HP Desktop PC

    Wouldn't that allow me to have dual monitors (extended) while on the Mac AND also have dual monitors on the PC side while utilizing Target Display Mode?

    What about a Mini Displayport splitter to 2? Google searches bring up a discontinued product that was in the right price range and another 4 splitter by Atlona Tech for over $200. Kind of steep..

    Any ideas?

    (Currently, I use my Imac for personal computing and the HP Desktop PC for CAD Design (sharing the iMac monitor)

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