[AG-TECH] mac as multi-projection display system?

Jason Bell j.bell at cqu.edu.au
Tue Jun 5 20:46:04 CDT 2007


Just something to consider, and I'm no expert here.  But from my
understanding, a lot of people currently have problems with Audio on the
MAC, quality not as good, having to use an external USB device, etc.  

If you wish to use a MAC as a display system and you may wish to make it
the audio machine as well (So that you can display RAT easily), than
this is something to consider. 

I know a number of people have steered away from using the MAC for this
particular reason.

Anyway, something to keep in mind!


-----Original Message-----
From: Fred Dech [mailto:fdech at uchicago.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, 6 June 2007 11:32 AM
To: Marius Schamschula
Cc: AG Tech
Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] mac as multi-projection display system?

thanks everyone for the replies on this.
i'm considering using a Mac Pro as the display machine in a two system
node, and i just wanted to find out more info on how the duallink
cards are at driving more standard projectors and monitors.
if the Mac Pro can understand a TripleHead2Go without drivers then


On Tue, Jun 05, 2007 at 03:23PM, Marius Schamschula said:
> Fred,
> Multiple displays have been standard with Mac OS since Mac OS 7. I  
> had three displays on a PPC 8100 machine back in 1995. Doc is using a

> XServe machine (good if you want a rack mount system, bad if you need

> multiple video cards - only two slots) with the regular Aqua GUI. The

> maximum number of displays currently possible on a Mac Pro is eight  
> (four NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT dual head cards, a build to order option

> at the Apple Store).
> On Jun 5, 2007, at 1:28 PM, Fred Dech wrote:
> >hi Doc,
> >
> >i'm not sure i understand you right.
> >you are running X instead of Aqua to pull this off?
> >
> >--fred
> >
> >On Tue, Jun 05, 2007 at 12:02PM, Nguyen, Doc Lap said:
> >>Fred,
> >>
> >>  I've done it with a TripleHead2Go from Matrox.  It's pretty simple
> >>with the OSX Intel Xserver we have...It detects the box automatic
> >>without any drivers needed.  Just go into the display configuration
> >>setup when you've plugged it in.
> >>
> >>  Doc
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov]
> >>Behalf Of Fred Dech
> >>Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 11:42 AM
> >>To: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
> >>Subject: [AG-TECH] mac as multi-projection display system?
> >>
> >>hi.
> >>has anyone configured a mac AG machine that supports multiple  
> >>projector
> >>displays??
> >>
> >>thanks!
> >>
> >>--fred
> >
> >
> Marius
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