dual external monitors w/ PB?

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Can I hook up my 12"PB to an external monitor using the vga to mini-dvi adapter and then another external monitor using a vga to usb adapter and be able to use them as 1 big screen? (not mirror mode) is there a way to do this using screenrecycler? thanks!

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  • Reply 1 of 4
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,217moderator
    I think screenrecycler is for using the display from another Mac. This USB adaptor will let you do what you want though:



    http://us.kensington.com/html/14499.html



    USB adaptors have limited resolution though (I wouldn't go above 1280x1024) and there's a bit of lag. Is there a reason to get another display and not a larger single external display?
  • Reply 2 of 4
    I know there is a express card that will give you dual monitor capabilities on a macbook pro... but they are not cheap (if I remember correctly, about $250)



    It supposedly will allow you to power two 30" cinema displays though.. (which was why I was originally looking at them) http://www.villagetronic.com/vtbook/index.html
  • Reply 3 of 4
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marvin View Post


    I think screenrecycler is for using the display from another Mac. This USB adaptor will let you do what you want though:



    http://us.kensington.com/html/14499.html



    USB adaptors have limited resolution though (I wouldn't go above 1280x1024) and there's a bit of lag. Is there a reason to get another display and not a larger single external display?



    I want to use 2 screens because I am setting up my recording studio. So I like to have the tracks and what not on 1 screen and the mixer on the other screen.



    Thanks for the reply!!
  • Reply 4 of 4
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,217moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mcl116 View Post


    I want to use 2 screens because I am setting up my recording studio. So I like to have the tracks and what not on 1 screen and the mixer on the other screen.



    You can get a VGA splitter that would stretch your output over two screens:



    http://voice.firefallpro.com/2006/02...ors-using.html



    I think you have to set your output to an odd resolution. It may be your only option though as I can't remember if the driver for the USB adaptor I posted above is Intel-only.
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