iMac 27in + CinemaView Duo + Two(2) CinemaView 24s

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jtap, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. jtap macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2010
    I have a 27in i5. I am looking for a bit more screen real estate(day trading, graphic editing, etc.). I know that in theory these iMacs can only be hooked up to one additional display via the mini display port.

    However, in my search to find monitors that would look good next to the beautiful iMac - I found this little unit. It is called a CinemaView Duo and I guess I would plug this into the iMac 27 mini display port, giving me two more.

    Could I then hook up two of these to the Duo unit and get the triple screen setup I am after?

    I would like to have the iMac situated in the middle for aesthetic purposes, but I am not sure this can be done. Does anyone have any suggestions/ideas/comments? Thanks!
  2. jtap thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2010
  3. Unfair macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2007
    I'm not sure adapters like that would allow for the monitors to be on each side of the imac and function accordingly.

    That is the one thing preventing me from going forward with a similar set up.
    I'm personally waiting for Mac Pro refresh simply to get the option to multi-screen properly.
  4. DarkStarr macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2010
    Sorry it won't do what you want. The two screens it drives need to be next to each other.
  5. foodle macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2008
    Pennsylvania, USA
    This is similar to what the Matrox TripleHead2Go boxes do. The two extra displays will have to be side by side. But it should get you 3 displays.
  6. jtap thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Hmm..thanks for your comments guys! Does anyone out there no of a way to get a triple screen setup with the iMac front and center? I am open to ANY suggestions regardless of $$$ amount.

  7. ADent macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2007
    How about those USB video adapters?

    Something like Technology/VIDU2DVIA/ will run 1080P screens, but not the CinemaView - the USB adapter does not do miniDP.

    Of course you could then pick up a DVI to miniDP adapter if you have to have a CinemaView, but it would be cheaper & easier to pick up something with a DVI port.

    BTW USB is not the best way to hook up a screen and tends to be slow showing video and such. For displaying web pages and such people have had good luck.
  8. vrockob macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2010
    Orange County CA,
    I have this and it works very well, you can position any way you like.

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