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SideBMusic
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Need advice using a second computer screen

Fri May 22, 2020 8:19 am

I posted about using an HDMI connection to connect a Samsung computer screen to my iMac. I was going to buy a hub of some sort, but that turned out to be expensive. And I believe I would still not gain an open Thunderbolt port. But the Samsung screen has been acting up the last few days, flickering and going black. I'm considering buying a new screen, currently considering Dell P2419HC - LED Monitor - Full HD (1080P) - 24".

My questions is I really would like to free up the second Thunderbolt port on the iMac so I can use it for other devices. My audio interface is in the first port. I realize using another port could make the connection slower. And, I was told I could not use anything other than the Thunderbolt port to connect another computer screen. Is this correct? Do I have any other options? Thanks.
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Re: Need advice using a second computer screen

Fri May 22, 2020 5:41 pm

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Re: Need advice using a second computer screen

Sat May 23, 2020 6:41 am

triplets wrote:


You or someone had recommended an HDMI connector in another post, but I thought it had to go to the Thunderbolt port. I could not find information that a second display could be connected to USB. Thanks for the links. I will check them out.

Update: I ordered the one from Amazon. I'll report back on the performance.
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Apollo Twin SOLO. Mics: AT4047/SV, Rode M3, SM57, SM7. Headphones: ATH M50s, KRK KNS8400, & AKG K240 Studio. KRK Rokit 8 monitors, KRK 10s subwoofer. 27" iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5 (2017), 16GB RAM.