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Neil Redman
Can I use T-Tap under Windows?
on Sep 19, 2012 at 6:35:09 pm

Hi, I am currently putting together a new editing system and wantt to use a HP Dreamcolor monitor as a reference monitor. When I get a motherboard with a thunderbolt connection on my PC will I then be able to use the T-Tap to connect the Dreamcolor to it?


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Shane Ross
Re: Can I use T-Tap under Windows?
on Sep 21, 2012 at 1:32:40 am

Since Thunderbolt is a Mac only thing right now...as that is an Apple invented connector...the answer would be no.

Ah...but a Google search got me this:

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/129494-without-major-changes-thunderbo...

Still...Thunderbolt on PC doesn't look good. But, that's besides the point. The AJA website says MAC...

http://www.aja.com/en/products/t-tap/#overview

"...any Thunderbolt enabled Mac."

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Neil Redman
Re: Can I use T-Tap under Windows?
on Sep 21, 2012 at 2:41:54 am

Well there are some motherboards out there that do thunderbolt on a pc:

http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/21/asus-and-msi-launch-thunderbolt-motherbo...
http://hothardware.com/News/GIGABYTE-Reveals-Dual-Port-Thunderbolt-Motherbo...

So I don't really see why it would only work on a Mac since it really is the same technology. The only thing that might be needed should be some special drivers and that shouldn't be so hard to do (thats just my layman's opinion though).

Of course it says for Mac on their website. But as you said thunderbolt isn't widely used yet on PC's, and I believe by the time the T-Tap was announced there weren't any thunderbolt motherboards around yet for PC so the "for Mac" might be a marketing thing. Kind of like you can buy some hard drives that say specifically they are for Mac but if you reformat them they might just as well be used on a PC.


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Shane Ross
Re: Can I use T-Tap under Windows?
on Sep 21, 2012 at 4:23:05 am

Well, the point is that they only have drivers for the Mac.

Although the T-Tap hasn't been released yet. Only announced, and only for Pre-sale.

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