Second monitor for iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iCaleb, Feb 16, 2013.

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What should I use to connect the second monitor to the iMac?

Poll closed Feb 25, 2013.
  1. A DVI cable using the OFFICIAL apple DP to DVI adapter.

    3 vote(s)
    60.0%
  2. A HDMI cable using a 3rd party DP to HDMI adapter.

    2 vote(s)
    40.0%
  1. iCaleb macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Here is my setup I have the 21.5 inch iMac and a secondary 21.5 inch monitor above it both 1080p.

    The monitor can use DVI or HDMI.

    What should I use?

    The secondary monitor does not have speakers or a webcam either.

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  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Both inputs will be okay, since they digital.
     
  3. iCaleb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok.......Thanks but Im most concerned about the adapters.

    Is the official apple DVI adapter more reliable than some 3rd party HDMI adapter?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Even third party MDP to DVI adapters from Monoprice are reliable. Just don't go for the very cheap stuff from eBay.

     
  5. turtlez macrumors 6502a

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    I am using a $3 MD > DVI from ebay. It looks almost identical to the Apple one and runs my cintiq 21UX 2nd gen just great :)
     
  6. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

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    I use the Apple one that I got for $20 and btw why is the other monitor on top of the imac? I just always assumed that the monitor would always be on the side of the imac
     
  7. iCaleb, Feb 16, 2013
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    iCaleb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My room is small and my desk is small.

    The window ledge is the only place it will fit.

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  8. iCaleb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think I will just get this all in one MDP to HDMI cable as it provides less clutter.

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