Sharing MBP W/G5 23" Cinema Display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zoomfx, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. zoomfx macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2011 MBP with thunderbolt and I want to use my 23" cinema display along side with my 2005 G5 powermac with DVI. Does anyone know the right I/O solution that I can toggle between the two computers and the one monitor?
     
  2. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Most monitors have multiple inputs, so that would be easy. Unfortunately, the apple displays only have one. I would look into hdmi switches and some adapters, but there could be input lag.
     
  3. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    What you would probably want is a KVM switch, something like this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817403074

    That lets you hook your keyboard, mouse, and display up to the switch, and then you hook your two computers to the switch. You would need a Mini-Displayport to DVI adapter for the Macbook Pro.
     

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