Multiple Screens on MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TWR Motorsport, May 3, 2013.

  1. TWR Motorsport macrumors member

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    Want to connect 2 external screens to my MBP.
    Is this really possible?

    I've seen the Matrox DualHead2Go Digital ME reviews and it looks okay with some issues but is expensive...

    What are the other options?

    Cheers
     
  2. B..., May 3, 2013
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    B... macrumors 68000

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    What year MBP?

    rMBP or cMBP?

    rMBP;

    Thunderbolt displays x2 or Thunderbolt,HDMI

    cMBP with thunderbolt:

    Thunderbolt, USB to HDMI
     
  3. TWR Motorsport thread starter macrumors member

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    cMBP

    USB to HDMI gives crap quality though...
     
  4. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    As far as I know your options are:

    1) DualHead2Go

    2) USB video adapter

    3) Apple Thunderbolt displays (they support daisy chaining).
     
  5. Zeov macrumors 6502a

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  6. Joseph Farrugia macrumors regular

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    ACD + ATD possible on cMBP, solution here:

    It is also possible to daisy chain an Apple Cinema Display with an Apple Thunderbolt Display only if you have another TB device sitting between them, & the ACD must be at the end of the chain.

    There is an interesting youtube vid in which a guy has managed to do just that with a Seagate TB Desk adapter with no lag, unlike others using a Lacie TB drive (watch the whole vid):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZguTQGajVM&lc=YUldU5KxwhNFog3_4IXsUeYKjmQ8mF7brhZZ29wbSIA

    Hope this helps somebody.
     

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