Sharing MBP W/G5 23" Cinema Display

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

  1. zoomfx macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2012
    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

    Dec 13, 2004
    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

    Feb 6, 2009
    What you would probably want is a KVM switch, something like this:

    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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