Matrox DualHead2Go Query
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    Matrox DualHead2Go Query

    by simond » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:35 am

    Hi,

    Just a quick question. We have a dual projector set up and wish to purchase the Matrox DualHead2Go splitter. As we are using a Macbook Pro from mid 2010 with a Minidisplay port, the Matrox site recommends we use the DP version of the splitter. However, does anyone know if we can still use the Analog version with a Minidisplay port to VGA adaptor from the Macbook instead?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Re: Matrox DualHead2Go Query

    by lamepantallas » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:26 pm

    Unfortunatley no, the DP version is exclusively for digital and won´t work with VGA for example.
    I had the same inquiry, since I had a one machine outputting through DVI to VGA and my newer one outputting Minidisplay port to VGA/DVI/HDMI. I bought the "digital version" for its flexibility > http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/produ ... ductTabs=4

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    Re: Matrox DualHead2Go Query

    by sigmasix » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:44 pm

    hum…
    yes you can use the analog version using mini displayport to vga but you won't be able to use it full resolution… I think you can only use the 2x 800x600 resolution.

    And the DP edition allows you to output VGA too using displayport to vga adapters but it's not very stable (it doesn't output properly at startup, you have to disconnect/reconnect the adapters manually…)
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    Re: Matrox DualHead2Go Query

    by simond » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:33 am

    Thanks for the advice.. We've actually gone for the DP version in the end so hopefully there shouldn't be any issues :)
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    Re: Matrox DualHead2Go Query

    by Lutz » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:43 pm

    Hi,
    how did this setup work for out you, especially with the DP/VGA adapters?
    cheers
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    Re: Matrox DualHead2Go Query

    by lotech » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:16 am

    I would recommend the Triplehead2Go digital over any displayport specific model - there have been reported issues with VJs and HCDP errors on shows. The digital TH2Go model is more useful as it has both VGA & DVI input (so works on any laptop, not just MBP's) and will do 2 or 3 screens - so can be a dual head or a triplehead.

    Also, I can also confirm the DP models will do VGA output quite happily using DP->VGA adaptors like these - http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Display-Port ... 1e6f85aa83
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    Re: Matrox DualHead2Go Query

    by Lutz » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:58 pm

    mmmhhh.....
    The Matrox site lists only the DP-Edition as being compatible with my mid-2009 MBP...
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    Re: Matrox DualHead2Go Query

    by tdog » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:14 pm

    I use analogue version of DHTG, mini-display port-vga adaptor from my macbook pro 2010.
    works ok.
    By any means necessary....
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    Re: Matrox DualHead2Go Query

    by lotech » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:49 pm

    Ignore the Matrox site - your computer is definitely compatible with all models of DH2Go/TH2Go. The only possible problem you'll have is running 2x 1920x1080/1200 resolutions as they require the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter to reach that resolution.
    Otherwise every other resolution will work via VGA or DVI mini display port adaptors.
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    Re: Matrox DualHead2Go Query

    by Lutz » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:40 am

    That's interesting news. Thanks for that.
    Lutz
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    Re: Matrox DualHead2Go Query

    by hnoor0033 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:04 pm

    The digital TH2Go model is more useful as it has both VGA & DVI input (so works on any laptop, not just MBP's) and will do 2 or 3 screens - so can be a dual head or a triplehead.

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