Third Monitor on First Gen G5. Long Cables?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by wonderlover, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. wonderlover macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2007
    I have a first Gen G5 (dual 2.0) and have 2 monitors setup already to it.
    I'd like to run a third monitor in my vocal isolation booth (about 30feet away).

    First off ... how do i get a third monitor feed?
    Second off ... where can I find cables long enough to feed my LCD or Plasma for the third display?

    thanks for the replies
  2. jroad macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2006
    1. I imagine you will need a 2nd video card.
    2. For cables, check out monoprice
  3. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    You are probably going to want repeaters for that kind of length. Or a conversion box to go to optical. But i have never tried either of those options.
  4. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Normal DVI cables are only rated for up to 5 meters (about 15 feet) so you will need a repeater to get the full 30ft (10M).

    As for a third connection. The best option is a second video card. However, you are will to mirror one of your existing displays (and have the same resolution on both) you can use a cheap DVI splitter.
  5. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020


    Jul 21, 2004
    Shouldn't SVGA be fine for this? From what I gather he just want to see the screen in the soundbooth, maybe be able to hit record and stop. I don't think it's for intensive work at the monitor.

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