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imac 27" + 2-27" cinema display

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rytekgrafx Calculating status...
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Apr 20, 2011 10:20 PM

Hi i have a 27" imac and a 27" cinema display.  I'm looking to get one more 27" cinema display and use it on the other side of my imac. 

 

So it goes (cinema display | imac | cinema display) I would like to make sure i can do it before i purchase a 2nd display.  With my current setup i seem to focus in the middle of the screens which is relatively annoying. Preferably i would like to have 1 primary screen (imac) in the middle and additional monitors on each end (cinema displays).  I have looked for a mini display port to usb adapter with little luck.  Any help is greatly appreciated. 

 

I went ahead and photoshopped how i imagined it to be. awesome.

 

27_monitor.jpg

 

Ryan Catabay

Creative Director

Rytek Grafx

www.rytekgrafx.com

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • pcho Calculating status...
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    Jul 6, 2011 3:07 AM (in response to rytekgrafx)

    As long as you have the 2011 iMac 27" with thunderbolt ports. It comes with 2 thunderbolt ports and you can attached 2 x 27" apple cinema display.

     

    [img]http://www.thepatienteye.com/albums/webforum/imac3.jpg[/img]

  • zekefromhayward Calculating status...
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    Jul 24, 2011 4:35 PM (in response to pcho)

    Hello, what is used to elevate the two cinema displays so that they sit at the same level at the iMac?

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    Jul 24, 2011 4:58 PM (in response to zekefromhayward)

    Hi zekefromhayward,

     

    I made it myself. I got a piece of wood cut to the shape odf the base and got the thickness to the desired height. Then I sprayed painted it with silver car polish. There was a bit of work involved but I think it is worth it in the end.

     

    Here is a close up picture of it.

     

    Cheers

     

    Perry

     

    http://www.thepatienteye.com/albums/webforum/lcdbase.jpeg

  • zekefromhayward Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 24, 2011 5:01 PM (in response to pcho)

    Perry,

    That looks great. Seriously, you could sell that.  If you google my question, it is all over the internet about how to do it.  I really like your set up.  So, I myself, am about to re invest into a new iMac 27 plus a single monitor.  I can later add another and they will flow all together? That is so perfect for my photography editing and all that stuff. Thanks for the idea. 

  • zekefromhayward Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 24, 2011 5:01 PM (in response to zekefromhayward)

    If you dont mind, what are the approx dimmesions for that

  • pcho Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 24, 2011 5:12 PM (in response to zekefromhayward)

    Hi zekefromhayward,

     

    Yes you are right I could mass produced it and make some money. What I also did was after i polished the wood up to the desired shape and size, I then roughen and groved into the wood and applied a layer of fibre glass on it. This way the paint will stick better to the surface.

     

    I dont have dimensions with me at the moment as I am at work. The surface shape is easily done by tracing the base of the display. It is only the thickness that you require. You have to be careful with the thickness of the base depending how you angle your display. As the LCD's and the Imac are pivoted from a different height, titling the displays affects the thickness of your base. It is hard to explain unless you see it. You have to take my word.

     

    Perry

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    Dec 10, 2011 7:18 AM (in response to pcho)

    Hello Perry,

     

    I am looking in having the same setup here at home.. do you have the diminsion of the height increaser?

     

    Thank you in advance,

     

    Gus

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    Dec 14, 2011 2:09 PM (in response to pcho)

    Hi Perry,

     

    Can you post that image again? The page seems to be down.

     

    Thanks so much!

     

    Chris

  • pcho Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 14, 2011 11:44 PM (in response to christopherbrice)

    Hi Chris,

     

    Someone hacked into my web page where I load thos files. My friend is going to fix that up tomorrow. Give it a couple of days and it should be fixed

     

    Perry

  • christopherbrice Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 15, 2011 8:54 AM (in response to pcho)

    Thanks! Looking forward to it!

  • pcho Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 21, 2011 3:25 AM (in response to christopherbrice)

    Hi Christopher,

     

    Sorry about delay, finally got my web page going but then I found out how to upload image here without the need to get my web page going

     

    Below is the base

     

    Perry

     

    lcdbase.jpg

     

    Now here is the 27" imac with 2 x 27" display. The set height of the base may vary depending what angle you are pivoting the LCD's and Imac. As they are pivoted at different heights, it actually affects the heights of the unit from the table. So make sure you set the units at the desired angle before you measure the height of the base that is needed to make all of them level. I hope you understand what I am saying. I had alot of trouble initially getting the right thickness of the base as each time I measure it, it seems to change and I finally worked that out. Tilting the LCD's to different angles affects the thickness of the bases.

     

    imac3.jpg

  • christopherbrice Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 21, 2011 12:14 PM (in response to pcho)

    Thanks so much! This is incredibly helpful!

  • ttroake87 Calculating status...
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    Jan 30, 2012 3:47 PM (in response to pcho)

    Hi Perry

     

    What is the Graphics situation on your Imac? 500mb or 1gb video memory? (or a customized amount?)

     

    I am looking at buying this exact set-up (it looks totally awesome) but i dont know if the standard 500mb memory on the entry level 27" iMac will suffice to support 2x 27" displays (via Thunderbolt).

     

    Any thought?

     

    Trevor

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    Feb 1, 2012 5:41 PM (in response to pcho)

    Hey Perry,

     

    Would you be willing to be contracted to duplicate what you have made here and create 2 more stands? We can discuss the pricing of your services if you're willing. They look amazing!

     

    Do you have a way I could contact you directly to discuss it?

     

    Thanks!

     

    Evan

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