Macbook Video Output (DVI)- Is it possible to produce two outputs?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by rossy, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. rossy macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys i've currently got a secondary screen attached to my Macbook via DVI... i was just wandering is there some sort of adapter i could purchase to enable me to use two output screens at the same time?

    If not,even a switch to enable me to choose which one is active to avoid having to unplug and plug the two leads in!?

    Help please :)
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    Here's something that may work:

    http://www.nextag.com/dual-monitor-dvi-cable/search-html

    The type of switch you need is rather expensive since it has to handle two DVI outputs from one DVI input and be able to switch between them.

    See this site for an example of prices:

    http://tinyurl.com/5p34k5

    You may get lucky and find something less expensive. VGA switches are much less expensive. If both your external monitors can handle a VGA input, all you would need then is a simple VGA switch box and a DVI to VGA adaptor. You can buy the mini DVI to VGA adaptor from Apple for $19.00.

    Regards.
     
  3. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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