Will I be able to connect RMBP to Thunderbolt Display AND a Cinema Display?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gusnyc, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. gusnyc macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2007
    New York City

    I ordered a RMBP to replace my 2009 MBP. I also ordered a Thunderbolt Display. Right now I connect my MBP to a Cinema Display (23) which has a DVI connector (I use a Mini Display port to DVI adapter).

    I wonder if there is any way to connect the RMBP to the Thunderbolt Display AND the Cinema Display at the same time. Maybe using an adapter?

    I saw this

    Maybe I can use it from the Thunderbolt to the DVI connector in the Cinema Display? Does anybody have the RMBP configured like that?

    Thanks for your answers.

  2. photosaurus macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2012
    Your rMBP has two thunderbolt ports, so yes.. with two thunderbolt cables.

    Edit: Ah.. and a DVI adapter.

    Also, I believe you can chain the cinema display onto the thunderbolt display, only using one thunderbolt port on your mac.. but I don't know for sure. I know for sure you can chain two thunderbolt displays, so it seems reasonable you could use the adapter and chain the cinema. If you can't, you still have two ports that will work fine.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  4. photosaurus macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2012
    So you can't chain it.. but you still have two ports on your mac, so the answer to your question is yes.. it will work, but you'll have to plug both of them to your mac.

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