What do I need for a Dual Screen?

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  1. jpeso2525 macrumors member

    jpeso2525

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    I have a MacBook Pro, and a tv with a pc input. What do I need to make it work dual screen? Also, I'd like to get the sound hooked up to this tv also.....thank you in advance!
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    well you cant true dual screen on a MBP (ignoring the built in screen) as it only has one display port. but theres a device called DualHead2Go that allows dual screens but the image is spanned over the two screens i.e. 32:10 (or 16:5 :p) aspect ratio.

    for audio use a mini jack to RCA audio cable (analogue) or mini jack to TOSLINK adapter and an optical TOSLINK cable (digital).
     
  3. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    Few options for video

    You've got a DVI port on your MacBook Pro. On your TV, you could have (1) DVI, (2) S-Video or (3) HDMI.

    1) http://www.amazon.com/10FT-Cable-Dvi-d-Dual-Link/dp/B00009W5UZ
    2) http://store.apple.com/us/product/M9267G/A + http://www.amazon.com/S-Video-Cable-ft-Gold-Plated/dp/B0002MQGKO
    3) http://www.amazon.com/Dvi-HDmi-Cable-6FT-M-m/dp/B0002CZHN6

    As for sound- do you have just the TV or a home audio system? Devices like Airport Express (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB321LL/A) can give you wireless audio.
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    sorry if you are only looking to dual screen including the MacBook Pro's screen ignore the first paragraph in my first post.
     
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    All you need is a monitor. Your maximum size should be 30" or 2560 x 1600 resolution, that is via DVI only. Not sure about VGA analog, since DVI is digital. You also need a DVI or VGA cable, the former supporting more crisp images and much better. Most displays give you cables.
     

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