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Discussion in 'iMac' started by BooShay, Jan 2, 2011.
To run dual monitors? I see so many different accessories but i dont know which one to get
Depends what inputs your monitor has.
Dont have one yet, what should i be looking for...
Any monitor with DVI, VGA, HDMI or (Mini) DisplayPort will be fine, i.e. 99.9% of the monitors. Personally, I would look for one with DVI and/or HDMI because they use digital signal which is better than analog (used by VGA)
You need a second monitor...thats it.
Not quite he needs cables too. Depending not the output his iMac has he will need an adapter cable and then the input into the monitor however many monitors come with the latter cable.
i purchased this, an amazon brand hdmi cable, and a sylvania 32" LCD TV. i have an imac g5,1 from 2006 with a core 2 duo processor, 2GB ram, and snow leopard currently running.. when i plugged in the cord, the screen on my imac flashed, but the TV cannot seem to find the HDMI source. i have tried plugging the hdmi cable into 2 different ports with no luck. any idea what could be causing this issue?
Is your TV set to the correct HDMI input?
yes, and i have tried it on two different sources.
could it be the third party cable i purchased? i saw several reviews on amazon that said it worked fine. for clarification, this is the tv i bought also:
Hmm, the resolution doesn't seem too great.
AFAIK Mac OSX won't output to TVs through HDMI. This is a known issue.
thats alright i suppose.. what now? i will return this adapter, in exchange for a mini-VGA to VGA adapter, along with a VGA to HDMI adapter?
I can ouput from my Mac (mini adapter for HDMI to HDMI) and it works just fine for my TV. Audio does not get transmitted, however.