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    How Do You Use 2 17" Apple Studio Displays
    As the subject reads, I'm wondering if there is a splitter so that I can connect a second 17" Apple Studio Display to my Dual 1.25ghz PowerMac G4. I've briefly read that I need to get a second video card so that the LCD will be recognized; however, I'm wondering if there's a quicker and more cost effective way. I just want to have one desktop split between the two displays.

    Please let me know what you think!

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    You would need to get a second video card. Some Macs like the Books and eMac and such will let you mirror the display, but if you want a true dual display you will need a second video card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D3v1L80Y
    You would need to get a second video card. Some Macs like the Books and eMac and such will let you mirror the display, but if you want a true dual display you will need a second video card.

    not true.. your graphx card can have 2 dvi or dsub outputs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew_Ty
    As the subject reads, I'm wondering if there is a splitter so that I can connect a second 17" Apple Studio Display to my Dual 1.25ghz PowerMac G4. I've briefly read that I need to get a second video card so that the LCD will be recognized; however, I'm wondering if there's a quicker and more cost effective way. I just want to have one desktop split between the two displays.

    Please let me know what you think!

    Thanks,


    Drew
    I have the same comp as you...it has a dvi and adc ports in the back. I run dual monitors currently and run one on the dvi and the other through a dvi to adc connector. Connector was ~$30 when I got it at drbott.com in Jan. and a snap to configure They also have ADC to DVI to connect a second apple display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Echo_
    not true.. your graphx card can have 2 dvi or dsub outputs
    My bad, I was not aware that there was two DVI outputs on the Dual G4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D3v1L80Y
    My bad, I was not aware that there was two DVI outputs on the Dual G4.
    well, on mine there is one DVI and one ADC input...if you already have a Apple Display using the ADC port, then for a second Apple one you'll need the ADC to DVI adapter Dual displays rock

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    Quote Originally Posted by deus_ex_machina
    well, on mine there is one DVI and one ADC input...if you already have a Apple Display using the ADC port, then for a second Apple one you'll need the ADC to DVI adapter Dual displays rock
    Thanks for all the replies...but I'm still a little confused. I was under the idea that because (and maybe I didn't make this clear) I already have one 17" Apple Studio Display, I would need to get a DVI to ADC adapter and not a ADC to DVI adapter.

    I looked on the back of my G4, and yes there are two but of course the ADC is being used by my current Apple Display, but since I want a second Apple Display, wouldn't I need a DVI to ADC adapter?

    Lol, yep, just a little confused but can be easily helped, hehe.

    Thanks everyone,


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    i guess its which way you reference - display to comp or comp to display. Theyre the same device DVI to ADC/ADC to DVI

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    Quote Originally Posted by deus_ex_machina
    i guess its which way you reference - display to comp or comp to display. Theyre the same device DVI to ADC/ADC to DVI
    See, that's what I thought but even when I check the apple store it gave me both of these links, one for DVI to ADC and vice versa.

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL....6.25.7.11.0.3

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL....6.25.7.11.1.3

    Which one? lol...I bet its the more expensive one, right?

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    Even if you can get the two studio displays to work, it won't look that great will it, because there is a large gap between the edge of the monitor and where the picture begins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew_Ty
    See, that's what I thought but even when I check the apple store it gave me both of these links, one for DVI to ADC and vice versa.

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL....6.25.7.11.0.3

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL....6.25.7.11.1.3

    Which one? lol...I bet its the more expensive one, right?
    I betcha you're right...the expensive one looks like the one you'd need. The monitors I have are Dell w/DVI going into the ADC. All it has to do is not accept the power through the port - the monitor has its own power from the wall. The Apple display has it in the cord so you've gotta separate power from signal - power adapter to wall, other cord to computer. I think thats why apple put dual DVIs in the G5... cuz it was a pain in the ***

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