Would this work?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Andy348, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Andy348 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    My current set up is:

    MacBook -> Mini DVI - DVI -> 21" Monitor
    Xbox 360 -> 21" Monitor (DVI) + Digital Audio -> Bose Companion II

    My problem is every time I want to switch between the two, I need to go behind my monitor and change the DVI cables. Its a pain.

    Now the new monitor I'm getting has an HDMI connection. So if I were to buy the HDMI connector for my Xbox 360, could I keep the MacBook hooked up to the monitor through DVI and the 360 through HDMI and get around the whole switching cables process? If so, would one need to be disconnected from this end (MacBook mini display connector taken off) for it to work?

    Thanks
     
  2. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    if the monitor has both inputs, you should be able to select from the front panel of the monitor, without unhooking cables.
     
  4. Andy348 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    DVI switches (KVM) are expensive and have been reported to cause lag.

    That'd be great! I'll try that out when I get the monitor.

    Thanks
     

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