7 comments
Comment from: Chris [Visitor]
Chris

Any update? Were you successful with the 3 display setup? I just bought a Mac Pro and I’m returning it. The Mac mini is really piquing my interest- but I need a 3 display setup.

Another question- with the Mac mini, does it matter if the displays are NOT Apple? I have 3 different displays- 2 Dells and a Samsung.

09/17/11 @ 20:53
Comment from: Z [Visitor]
Z

Interesting.

I googled around and saw this video of a MBP driving two Thunderbolt displays:

http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/22/video-of-dual-thunderbolt-display-off-a-15-macbook-pro/

Does anyone have a setup with the Mac mini already and can confirm it works with 3 displays ?

Thanks

09/23/11 @ 22:18
Comment from: ejandrich [Visitor]
ejandrich

3x usb-to-dvi cables
and
3x dvi input displays
then
extended desktop
and lastly
1x usb hub for all of you usb devices and bluetooth for the keyboard and mouse

12/29/11 @ 16:59
Comment from: [Member]

USB-to-DVI cannot be a cable. It has to be an external video adapter (card) connected by USB (much more expensive than a cable).
Has anyone every tried one of those? What kind of performance do you get? Not for gaming of course, but what about desktop/web apps, flash animations and video? Do you see a difference with built in video adapters?

01/31/12 @ 18:12
Comment from: FlyingAvatar [Visitor]
FlyingAvatar

You are correct about USB-to-DVI “adapters", their performance is not good. (i.e. forget about gaming or playing video with them)

A ThunderBolt port, is effectively a mini DisplayPort, to which you could connect one of these:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10114&cs_id=1011409&p_id=8118&seq=1&format=2

And get two DVI ports. HDMI can also be converted to DVI with a cable, so three displays may be possible in this fashion.

I would be interested to see someone try it.

03/25/12 @ 20:30
Comment from: zuco [Visitor]
zuco

This guy seems to be very happy with an USB-to-DVI adapter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0GbrZVDXLk

04/24/12 @ 18:25
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Alex

FlyingAvatar, it’s a split output DVI device, meaning you will always get the SAME signal out of both DVI ports.

07/28/12 @ 00:16


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