iMac Triple Monitors?

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  1. Shaneuk macrumors regular

    Shaneuk

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    I've been searching the site for a good hour now. I have a 2010 imac 21.5. I really want to get a second monitor and also connect it to my TV. Is this possible?

    I'd want to connect the tv via HDMI, but I could connect via the standard cable.
    The same for the other monitor.

    What adapters would I need?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Either a USB video adapter or Matrox DualHead2Go
     
  3. djc6 macrumors 6502

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    Would you want to use the TV and 2nd display simultaneously?

    Maybe some kind of A/V switcher to go between the TV and 2nd display so they can share the Mini-DisplayPort output?
     
  4. Shaneuk thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

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    For triple monitor the Matrox options sounds good.

    For dual monitor plus TV, that could work as well,
    or just a 2nd monitor plus there was a device + software that would use wifi to send to a box beside the TV. Check out Macworld news ..
     
  6. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    For the Matrox, be sure to check the resolution of the monitor and the TV as well as the screen size. Also I thought I should mention that they have to be next to each other. So your iMac cannot be in the middle, if that's what you wanted.

    USB adapters aren't a bad option as long as you don't plan on watching video on that monitor/TV and only plan on keeping text on that monitor with minimal window movements. Be sure to get the latest 195 Chip, http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-BVU19...BW4S/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1296336023&sr=8-7

    This YouTuber I saw yesterday has the same product. Click Here
     
  7. Shaneuk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay the matrox is a bad idea.

    I'll probably get the USB adapter then. Thanks.
     
  8. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Yes....you'll need the VESA adapter....then a wall mount to attach it to. Make sure the wall mount can support the weight of the iMac, it's heavier than just a normal monitor.
     

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