Second Monitor for iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by willie45, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. willie45 macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2007
    Hi folks

    After taking advice here and there, I have decided to go for a dual monitor set up on my late 2006 iMac 24inch. I want to use the Eizo S2242W monitor which is a 22inch widescreen model with a resolution of 1920x1200.

    I will use this for photoshop work and I want the set up to allow me to use my internal iMac screen to display photoshop controls and the picture I am editing to appear on the properly calibrated Eizo. I believe this is called extended mode or some such.

    I need to know if this is possible with the mac I own and if there are any additional connections I will need to buy to make it work. The screen has a DV input and I believe my mac has a mini dv output but I'm not sure what this means for me.

    Anyway folks please excuse my ignorance :eek: and thanks for your time and help :)

  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Just purchase the MiniDVI to DVI adapter from Apple or, and that will get you connected. Everything should work without a hitch.

  3. PurrBall macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2007
    If the display you're buying has a DVI port, then buy a Mini-DVI to DVI adapter. If the display only uses VGA, then buy a Mini-DVI to VGA adapter.
  4. willie45 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2007
    Thank you both kindly for your help. Posted at exactly the same time I notice.

    I assume the resolution and size will be easilly supported by the imac and that I can use the extended desktop mode without issues?

    Thanks again


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