Using more than one display w/ MBP

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  1. mad_vtak

    mad_vtak Active Member

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    i purchased a DVI splitter that looks like this [​IMG]

    One end is connected to a 19''W monitor and the other is connected to my TV.

    I cannot get both displays on at the same time, it will only see the TV.

    Can the MBP be able to have 2 displays connected at the same time?
     
  2. Stemby

    Stemby Whoooose House? COOOOOOOOOOOOGS HOUSE!

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    you do realise that is just going to clone your display. don't you?
     
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    i have mirroring turned off.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    that would be why it's not working. that cable is for mirroring your display. if you have it turned off, then the other display isnt going to work
     
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    im able to run a reg monitor hooked up to run "dual monitor". With the splitter hooked up only the TV displays, but the monitor doesnt show.
     
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    I don't think you can do that with two digital displays because it wants to "handshake" with both to see what it's talking to. You can definitely use a y-cable like that if you put DVI-VGA dongles on them and stick to analog. But of course both displays have to be running at the same resolution/refresh/etc.
     
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    Tried and failed. i think i just need to get a DVI switcher
     
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    Stemby Whoooose House? COOOOOOOOOOOOGS HOUSE!

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    :uh:

    your main screen counts as one display and then what ever you hook up is your second screen. not really sure if there is a way around this.
     
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    yea your right.
     
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    It is the only way it can be done, son.
     
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    $200... not really.
     
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    anyone who has a MBP should be baller enough to afford a $200 external vid card.
     
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    you could have at least read the whole page that was linked to.

     
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    Wolf Demon HURF DURF OT Supporter

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    In this topic, epic fail:rofl:
     

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