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    Dual display adapters

    Has anyone used a USB dual display adapter to run 2 monitors from the same machine? Misco sells one http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...78777&catcode= that displays up to 1280x1024 at 16bits but it’s for the HT so I want something that won’t play up.

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    Re: Dual display adapters

    I'm assuming that its a laptop that this is for as a dual output internal video card would almost certainly be a better solution for a desktop.

    Not sure about the reliability of a USB solution. Your other options, if its a laptop cardbus which could give you up to 4 unique monitors if required http://www.villagetronic.com/vtbook/index.html or a splitter box for the existing VGA output port that splits a high resolution output into two individual screens http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2731 . You may also be able to use a docking station if it there is one avalible that includes multiple monitor support.

    Any of these will probably provide a more reliable setup than USB in the long term.

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    Re: Dual display adapters

    Any particular reason for going for USB? We use these quite happily here for any of our machines which don't have DVI/VGA graphics... http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...263227&CatId=0

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    Re: Dual display adapters

    No it's a desktop PC. Thanks for the links I'll check them out.

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    Re: Dual display adapters

    The idea is to enlarge the working area.

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    Re: Dual display adapters

    Depending on the machine and it's slots get a dual head gfx card.

    I've just got a matrox pci express duakl head card for this purpose.

    If you have agp you could get a G500.

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    Re: Dual display adapters

    I've found these on Misco's site:
    http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...66777&catcode=

    http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...12125&catcode=

    Do you think the Parhelia is overkill?

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    Re: Dual display adapters

    Have you just searched the site for 'dual head'? Any modern AGP card with DVI and VGA out will do the trick perfectly well, e.g http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...191910&CatId=0 @ 20 quid...

    The Parhelia is using a nuclear missile to crack a nut, especially assuming that the HT is basically just going to have email open on one monitor and Word/SIMS/whatever on another...

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    Re: Dual display adapters

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    Depending on the machine and it's slots get a dual head gfx card.

    I've just got a matrox pci express duakl head card for this purpose.

    If you have agp you could get a G500.

    Ben
    I Ben, I don't suppose you've tried this with Adobe Premiere Pro 2? I have the G450 and it was ok with PPro 1.5 but previews stutter badly with v2.

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    Re: Dual display adapters

    Nope sorry not got that app.

    Ben



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