USB to VGA Apple friendly devices

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kitki83, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. kitki83 macrumors 6502a

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    I saw this thing at Frys a USB to VGA connection which is great for multiple screens. The problem is does this device work for apple or are there any mac friendly devices?
     
  2. vinay427 macrumors 6502a

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    Check this out first. It's a similar product from Gefen that is a USB to DVI adapter. It doesn't work well at all mostly because it can't go higher than a 60 hz refresh rate at resolutions higher than 800 by 600. I really would stay away from it if I were you. Is there a reason you can't use a VGA port? If your Mac doesn't have a VGA port, then use one of the following. The links are to the Apple made versions but obviously third party versions are much cheaper.

    Micro-DVI to VGA

    Mini-DVI to VGA

    DVI to VGA (All MBP's except the new unibody ones come with this)
     
  3. kitki83 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Reason is I have two monitors, my second monitor is more for browsers, text and folders. I want to make this monitor connected via USB and connect my tv as third monitor for itunes, movies etc.
     

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