Pro Display XDR True Tone on TB2 Mac+eGPU?
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Pro Display XDR True Tone on TB2 Mac+eGPU?  


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I imagine there are approximately 0 people in the world with the issue I'm having, but my company requires us to use their computers—which in my case is a 2015 MacBook Pro Retina 15" with Thunderbolt 2.

It's reasonably quick for my work and I have it hooked up to a Blackmagic eGPU Pro and Pro Display XDR. This means full 6k resolution, color preset and auto brightness support, but for some reason True Tone won't appear alongside everything else.

I tried my current setup with a 2017 MacBook Pro 13" Touch Bar, and despite lacking a T2 chip or True Tone sensors, the sensors in the Pro Display enabled True Tone on the laptop's internal screen as well as the XDR.

Is anyone aware of a way to force the True Tone preference pane to show up, or force enable the feature in Terminal? Thanks in advance!

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + Win10 [build link]  

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So it's confirmed that Thunderbolt 2 mac with blackmagic egpu can support Pro Display XDR in full 6K resolution. That's NICE! Can you enable HDR for the display?

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mid-2014 15" MacBook Pro GT750M + RX580@16Gbps-TB2 (AKiTiO Node via TB3->TB2 adapter) + macOS
2012 13‘’ & 15‘’ non-retina Macbook Pro + RX580@10Gbps-TB1 (AKiTiO Node via TB3 to TB adapter) + MacOS

2014 15" MacBook Pro (GT750M) [4th,4C,H] + RX 580 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.12.6 // No External Monitor [build link]  

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