Multiple Monitors?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Felasco, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Felasco Guest

    Oct 19, 2012
    Can I do the following with a MacBook Pro?

    1) Attach an HDTV.
    2) Attach a 20 inch monitor
    3) Use retina display

    Each of the three screens should have a unique view of data (ie. not mirroring)

    Can a MacBook Pro do this out of the box, or are adapters required? If adapters needed, which ones?

    Many thanks.
  2. dollystereo macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2004
    1 adapter is required.

    TV<-HDMI cable->MBP
    20inch<-DVI or HDMI or analog cable->adapter to mini=display port->MBP

    So you need to choose how you are going to connect your 20inch monitor. The macbook pro has a mini-Display port for that, so an adapter is mandatory.
    This adapters are sold by apple.(HDMI, DVI or VGA).
    If yous 20inch monitor is new probably it has a display port, so you could get a mini=display port cable to display port to.
    your call.


    Sorry! I was thinking on a new 15" mbp.
    In your 2009 model is not posible.
    You will have to choose between the TV or the monitor.
    Anyway, is the same adapter that you need. mini-display to HDMI or VGA.
    Post a picture of the connector in your 20inch monitor so we can help you.

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