Macbook Pro Dual Monitors

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ste93, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. ste93 macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone. I'm aware there are many posts already discussing this topic, but non have solved my problem.

    I have a MacBook Pro 15" early 2011, which I know can run 2 additional monitors. An Apple Thunderbolt Display and a Samsung Plasma TV.

    I have them connected up as follows:
    MBP -> ATD (connected via minidisplay/Thunderbolt) -> Samsung TV (Connected to ATD via minidisplay to HDMI Adapter)

    I can't seem the get the Samsung TV to work. I'm beginning to the think the TV must be connected the MBP directly rather than daisy-chained.

    Does anyone know how I could solve this problem?
     
  2. c1phr macrumors 6502

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  3. durkkin macrumors regular

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    You have to have another Thunderbolt equipped device in the middle of the chain in order to get a non-Thunderbolt display to work. You can get a USB video adapter for the Samsung display, get something like an external HDD or other dual Thunderbolt equipped peripheral to put between the two displays, or get a dock that has multiple video out ports.
     

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