Late 2009 iMac Multiple Monitors?

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  1. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000

    aliensporebomb

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    I have a late 2009 iMac Corei7 that I have a mini-displayport to VGA adapter connected.

    I have an external 23" LCD connected.

    I am wondering if there is a way to connect a second external display? Is there such an animal as a mini displayport splitter or the like?

    Has anyone else done this? Ideas?
     
  2. aliensporebomb, Nov 23, 2011
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    aliensporebomb thread starter macrumors 68000

    aliensporebomb

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    Seriously?

    I've done some looking and nearly every solution I've seen has its limitations.

    There's either a USB to DVI connector which tends to be laggy and/or a Matrox dual headed adapter that costs over $200 that allows you to hook two 24" monitors to the single mini-displayport.

    Decisions, decisions.
     
  3. crimton macrumors member

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    I was wondering this myself but I don't think you can. I know you can daisy chain using the thunderbolt port (possibly mdp?) but there is no splitter that I know of or could find.
     
  4. crimton, Nov 24, 2011
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  5. aliensporebomb thread starter macrumors 68000

    aliensporebomb

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    Ah

    The problem with the USB to DVI solutions is they tend to be laggy - not suitable for video or high refresh situations. Since my Mac does not have Thunderbolt I will have to look at other options.
     

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